Florida Law Enforcement Academy

Program Code 5042 | 770 Clock Hours

This program is designed as specified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. It is an application-based program addressing tasks required of law enforcement officers. Upon completion, recruits must sit for the State of Florida Officer Certification Examination. Successful completion of academy training and the examination are required for certification.

NOTE: This program may be eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

  1. Must not have been convicted or pled guilty to ANY criminal offense involving moral character as defined by 11B.27.0011 FAC.
  2. Must pass the Law Enforcement Basic Abilities Test. Call ahead to schedule your test (850-973-9451).
  3. Must complete the online FAFSA Application to determine federal student loan or PELL.
  4. Must submit an application for admission with payment of the $20 non-refundable fee to the NFC Office of Admissions.
  5. Have a high school diploma or GED. Submit final, official, sealed transcripts from your high school/GED and all previously and currently enrolled colleges to the NFC Office of Admissions.
  6. Must obtain and provide a letter of sponsorship from a local law enforcement agency indicating that the agency has conducted a local records check on applicant and that the applicant’s record is clear as outlined above.
  7. Must be fingerprinted at NFC for forwarding to FDLE.
  8. Must pass physical fitness exam (Form 75-B.)
  9. Must pass urinalysis test.

Program Courses

CJK 0001    Introduction to Law Enforcement

CJK 0012    Legal

CJK 0013    Interactions in a Diverse Community

CJK 0014    Interviewing and Report Writing

CJK 0064    Fundamentals of Patrol

CJK 0065    Calls for Service

CJK 0077    Criminal Investigations

CJK 0078    Crime Scene to Courtroom

CJK 0092    Critical Incidents

CJK 0087    Traffic Stops

CJK 0084    DUI Traffic Stops

CJK 0088    Traffic Crash Investigations

CJK 0020    CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations

CJK 0031    CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

CJK 0040    CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

CJK 0051    CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

CJK 0422    Dart Firing Stun Gun

CJK 0096    Criminal Justice Officer Physical Fitness Training

Total Clock Hours: 770

Admission, program and degree requirements are subject to change. Contact the NFC Public Safety Academy for the most current information.