Florida Law Enforcement Academy (C.C.)

The Florida Law Enforcement Academy Career Certificate (C.C.) provides students with exceptional law enforcement 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 law enforcement jobs with State, County, and municipal law enforcement agencies.

Additional Costs/Fees: Approximately $700 for application, background checks, polygraph and uniforms.

Degree: Career Certificates (C.C.)
Credit Hours: 770 Clock/Contact hours
Online Program : No
Program Code: 5797
Financial Aid Eligible : Yes


The mission of this program is to provide education and training to prepare students to take and pass the Florida State Officer Certification Examination. 

Note: If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, please visit https://www.fscj.edu/academics/license-disclose to determine if this program will meet the selected state’s requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing.

Program Notice

Interested candidates must complete:

  1. A College application

    Admission Type: Select Workforce Training PSAV Applicant
    Area of Study: Public Safety and Security
    Select Term
    Full or part time status (Day Basic Law Enforcement is full-time, Night Law Enforcement & Crossover are part-time)
    Area of Study: Public Safety and Security
    College Plans: Select either Correctional Officer, Florida Law Enforcement Academy or Xovr Corr Offir/Law Enf Oficr
    Follow questions/prompts

  2. The  Basic Law Enforcement Initial Application Packet. If you have trouble accessing the above documents and need to request an alternate format, please email Heather Peters. Packets can either be mailed or dropped off at the front desk of the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Center.

The basic law enforcement application process has phases. Applicants will be given information about the upcoming phases after the successful completion of each phase. The application process can, generally, last from six to eight weeks to complete.

Full time day class are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and take approximately five and one-half months to complete.  Classes start in January and July.

Part-time night class are Monday to Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and take approximately eleven months to complete. Night class start dates are based on reaching minimum number of student applications.

Attendance for this program is state mandated; therefore, before you begin the application process, please ensure that you will be able to attend 100% of the course.  

If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.