Florida Law Enforcement Academy

Workforce Certificate

Florida Law Enforcement Academy

Building trust through service

The Florida Law Enforcement Academy Workforce Certificate (W.C.) provides students with exceptional learning opportunities in subjects including evidence gathering, investigation and criminal law, traffic control, patrol procedures and weaponry training based on requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Upon completion, students will be fully prepared for state certification exams and a career in law enforcement.

Interested candidates must complete both the College application and Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Program Application.

Full time day class times are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and takes approximately 5 and half months to complete.

Part-time night class times are Monday to Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and takes approximately 11 months to complete.

Class attendance is mandatory.

Day class start dates are in the months of January and July.  Night class start dates are based on reaching minimum student applications.

Program Code: 5797

770 Contact Hours

Limited Access

School of Business, Professional Studies, and Public Safety
Additional Costs

Approximately $1,000 for background checks, polygraph and uniforms.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.


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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

Upon successful completion of the law enforcement basic recruitment training, students may receive college credit toward the A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology degree program. See the program description for credit award requirements.

Career Opportunities

Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who are sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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