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Correctional Probation-Crossover Law Enforcement to Correctional Probation Officer (5013)

This certificate is intended to prepare professionals with a valid certificate in law enforcement for a career as a correctional probations officer. Through TCC's Certification Program, students can meet the minimum standards for employment as a correctional probation officer. This certification ensures that the public is served by officers who are ethical, qualified and well-trained.

During Basic Recruit training you'll gain a better understanding of the criminal justice system, including learning about how to testify in the courtroom, emergency preparedness, use of defensive tactics, firearms and more.
Certification requires the student to complete approximately 239 hours of training, depending on previous certifications. The Correctional Probation Officer Certification Program is considered full-time, with classes meeting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 11 weeks.
Correctional Probation Officer Basic Recruit training will help students meet the minimum requirements of the Florida Department of Corrections, but many positions also require a bachelor's degree. The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission required a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a related field. Basic Recruit training credit can be applied toward several degrees at TCC. 


 Program Details


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Program Purpose:
To prepare the student for successful completion of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) 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:
Correctional probation officer

Program Length:
170 clock hours

Admission Requirements:
Applicant must be at least 19 years of age, be a U.S. citizen, have a standard high school diploma or GED diploma, have earned a bachelor’s degree, and be certified as a Florida law enforcement officer.  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, notwithstanding 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)

(850) 201-7000

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information

Crossover from Law Enforcement to Correctional Probation Basic Recruit Training Program (130 clock hours)

PTLEA Program (40 Clock Hours)

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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