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​Correctional Probation-Crossover Correctional Officer to Correctional Probation Officer (5014)

This certificate is intended to prepare correctional professionals with a valid certificate for a career as a correctional probations officer. Through this 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, students will 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 you 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:
234 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, and be a Florida certified correctional 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 Correctional Officer to Correctional Probation Basic Recruit Training Program (194 clock hours)

PTLEA Program (40 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

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