About Training

Types of Training

Advanced, Specialized and Instructor course offerings can be found on the Training Courses page. You will find course information, such as date/time, instructor, location, attire, salary incentive information, and any other details regarding the course.

Specialized Training

These are courses recognized by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) and may be funded using state trust fund monies.

Instructor Training

Successful completion of Instructor courses at a CJSTC certified training school will qualify individuals to apply for certification as a CJSTC instructor in the subject areas of instruction.

Advanced Training

Advanced Training Courses are specific courses approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for salary incentive payments to those who complete them.

Florida Certified Officers

Regions

The state is divided into regions for the purpose of providing training dollars to academies. State officers are identified as Region 15 officers. Local officers in our area are identified as Region 3 officers (this includes State Attorney Circuit 2, college police agencies, and DCF State Hospital).

Funding

It depends on how a course is funded to know if the course you are interested in is available to only Florida certified officers. For details on funding, please visit the course listing.

Mandatory Retraining Requirements

It is required in statute that all full-time, part-time, or auxiliary officers shall successfully complete 40 hours of training every 4 years. That training may include in-service, advanced, specialized, or career development training courses. 
College credit courses may also be completed to meet mandatory retraining requirements.

The following topic areas must be addressed as part of the mandatory retraining requirement for each officer:

Human Diversity

There is no required number of hours for this training. Completion of Discriminatory Profiling and Professional Traffic Stops training may satisfy this training requirement at the discretion of the agency administrator.

Domestic Violence

There is no required number of hours for this training.

Juvenile Sexual Offender Investigations 

There is no required number of hours for this training.

Discriminatory Profiling and Professional Traffic Stops

There is no required number of hours for this training. However, completion of these trainings may satisfy the Human Diversity training requirement at the discretion of the agency administrator. 


Fees

If you are an individual paying for a course, all fees should be paid at least a week before the start of a class. Fees are payable in the Business Office. You can reach the Business Office at (850) 201-8525.

Accommodations

The Florida Public Safety Institute offers on-site single occupancy housing. Learn more.

Court Subpoenaes 

If you are subpoenaed for court or otherwise must miss class hours, you are allowed to miss 10% of the course without completing make-up work.