CMS Law Enforcement – Basic Recruit, Occupational Certificate (O.C.)
This 770-hour basic recruit program is designed to provide students with state-required training, which prepares and allows the student to take the State of Florida FDLE Certification Examination. Students will develop an understanding of community policing, the patrol function, police administration and organization, criminal and constitutional law, juvenile procedures, police ethics, and criminal investigations. The full-time course takes approximately 5 months to complete, and the part-time night class takes approximately 9 months to complete.
Review the guided degree pathway where you will find a detailed plan for your courses and other requirements each semester that prepare you for graduation and your transfer goals.
Public Safety Training Center (Olustee Campus) FGC’s Gilchrist Center
Florida Basic Abilities TestPhysical Entrance Test
Full Time Academy Hours:Monday-Thursday 7 AM – 5:30 PM*Some weekend and night training may be required
Part Time Academy Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM*Some weekend and night training may be required.
Total cost including lab fees. (Includes uniforms, testing, background costs, if applicable.)
Varies and ranges from $32,500 to $48,500.
Graduates of this program have career opportunities at City, County, and State Law Enforcement Agencies in the State of Florida.
As of July 1, 2022, “…a person is not required to take the basic skills examination and assessment instrument before entering a law enforcement officer basic recruit training program if he or she is a veteran as defined in s.1.01 (14) or holds an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.”
Requirements for Veteran Status Exemption
•A DD214 form or other military documentation indicating an honorable discharge from the armed services.
•Please note that the discharge must be honorable; no other classification will satisfy the requirement
•A single honorable discharge from a branch of the military will satisfy this requirement, even if the candidate has a discharge from another branch of service that is not honorable.
Requirements for Education Exemption
•Copy of degree
•Transcripts indicating the degree was conferred.
•Please note that the candidate must have received the degree, and not just completed the number of hours required for the degree.
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