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Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Certificate (5007)

All police officers, deputy sherrifs and state law enforcement officers in Florida must complete a Basic Recruit program as required by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. This certification ensures that the public is served by officers who are ethical, qualified, and well-trained.

Through TCC's Law Enforcement Certification Program, students can meet the minimum standards for employment as a frontline officer in a police department, sheriff's office or state law enforcement agency. The Basic Recruit Program requires 770 clock hours.Training is offered three times a year with two full-time academys and one part-time evening academy. It takes five months of full-time course work or nine months of part-time work to receive the certificate.

During training, students will gain a better understanding of the criminal justice system, including how to testify in the courtroom, emergency preparedness, firearms and use of defensive tactics. Completion of the program provides college credit hours toward other degrees at TCC.

 

 Program Details

 

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Program Purpose:
To prepare the student for successful completion of the State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE) and to provide job-related training to candidates for full-time or part-time correctional officer positions that require entry-level certification in accordance with Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 11B-35, Florida Administrative Code.

Note: This program is in accordance with the requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (CJSTC).

Employment Types:
Law Enforcement Officer

Program Length:
834 clock hours

Admission Requirements:
Applicant must be at least 19 years of age, be a U.S. citizen, and have a standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Applicant must not have had a dishonorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States, any felony convictions, or any misdemeanor convictions involving perjury or false statement. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of, a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for admission, not withstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Applicant must take the Basic Abilities Test and achieve required scores. Applicant must have a physical examination before program entry. Before entry into this program, applicants must attest to the terms of the Federal Gun Control Act (GCA), 18 USC 922(g).

Academic Division:
Florida Public Safety Institute, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy (PTLEA)

Contact:
(850) 201-7000

Course Information


Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program (770 clock hours)


PTLEA Program (64 Clock Hours)



 

 Online Courses

 
Important Information for Distance Learners

Students who have not taken an online class at TCC before will need to successfully complete CDL-STU008, Introduction to Distance Learning, before registering for web-based courses. Introduction to Distance Learning is a free, non-credit online workshop that will help distance learning students succeed right from the start.

First time at TCC students who will complete their program of study entirely online should register for CDL-STU007, Distance Learning Online Orientation, before registering for web-based courses.  Distance Learning Online Orientation is a free, non-credit online orientation that meets both the orientation and distance learning workshop requirement and is for first time-at TCC students only.

Please click the link to visit the Center for Distance Learning page and register for the required workshop or orientation.

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail enrollment@tcc.fl.edu.

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