The Criminal Justice Selection Center conducts evaluation processes through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for individuals interested in re-certifying in Florida, as well as for those individuals who were employed as an out-of-state, federal or military police officer. Refer to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at Officer Requirements, Equivalency and Equivalency of Training FAQ.
Please refer to the links below to determine which type of equivalency is needed. An application is available for each classification.
Out-of-State, Federal, and Military Police Equivalency
For individuals who were employed in a state other than Florida, or as a federal officer
To qualify, a person must have served one year as a full-time sworn officer with arrest powers in the last eight years.
Non-refundable processing fee: Out-of-state is $250 and in-state is $50. Applicants must complete in full.
For individuals who once were certified in Florida
To qualify, you must have been employed and certified as a criminal justice officer in Florida. There cannot be more than an eight-year gap from the end of your most recent qualifying employment to the submission of your complete application. The application fee for Florida re-certification is $50. CJC Equivalency of Training Packet must be completed in full.
Once you have been issued the Equivalency of Training CJSTC 76 Form,
you must complete the EOT Proficiency Course. To complete the EOT
Proficiency course at FSCJ, you must complete the official College
Once you have completed the application, email Greg Strickland that you completed the application. You will then be enrolled in the EOT class and given further instructions.
Tuition for the course includes books and supplies.
For class information or any other questions regarding the EOT course, email or call (904) 713-4896.
Once you complete and pass the EOT course, you will need to take the State Officer Certification Exam. The exam fee is $100 and additional fees may be assessed by the test sites.
For questions or more information, email or call (904) 713-4896.
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