Florida Law Enforcement Academy (Basic Recruit Class)

Hours: 770 hours, approximately 5 months (19 weeks)
Cost: Tuition is approximately $2,218.00, plus books & fees (Click to see all related charges)
Admissions Requirements:
Application must be at least 18 years old, and have a high school diploma or its equivalent
Location: LTC’s Institute of Public Safety
Testing Requirements: Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT), Physical Abilities Test (PAT), psychological exam if accepted into the program (NFSI). Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) requires a minimum score of 80%.

Mission: The mission of the Florida Law Enforcement Academy program is to produce the most professionally prepared and proactive officers for the future of the criminal justice profession throughout the State of Florida.

Criminal Justice Master Plan of Instruction

Law Enforcement Officer

The Next Day Class:

  • February 9, 2015 – July 1, 2015
  • Application Deadline, December 2, 2014, 2:00p
  • Physical entrance test fee of $25 due when application is submitted
  • Physical Entrance Test, December 4, 2014 7:00a
  • Oral Interviews, December 8 – 10, 2014
  • Psychological Testing/Uniform Fitting, December 12, 2014, 8:00a
  • Drug Screening/Background, December 16 or 17, 2014, 8:30a – 3:00p
  • Class Fees Due, January 7 – 8, 2015, 8:00a – 2:00p
  • Orientation, February 2, 2015

The Next Night Class:

  • TBA
  • Application Deadline
  • Physical entrance test fee of $25 due when application is submitted
  • Entrance PAT/Scenario Essay/Obstacle Course
  • Oral Interviews
  • Psychological Testing/Uniform Fitting
  • Drug Screening/Background
  • Class Fees Due
  • Orientation

What you’ll learn:

  • Florida criminal justice system
  • Various laws including constitutional law, criminal law, and traffic law
  • Defensive tactics
  • Firearms training
  • Emergency vehicle operations
  • First responder medical training
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A CJK_0007
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Human Issues
Patrol 1
Patrol 2
Crime Scene Investigations
Criminal Investigations
Traffic Stops
DUI Traffic Stops
Traffic Crash Investigations
CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations
CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers
CMS Criminal Justice Firearms
CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics
Dart-Firing Stun Gun
Criminal Justice Officer Physical Fitness Training/Law Enforcement
11 hrs
69 hrs
76 hrs
40 hrs
58 hrs
40 hrs
24 hrs
56 hrs
24 hrs
24 hrs
32 hrs
48 hrs
40 hrs
80 hrs
80 hrs
8 hrs
60 hrs

Industry Certifications

  • Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) for Law Enforcement

Employment Opportunities:

  • Florida Law Enforcement Agencies, i.e. city, county, state

Starting Salaries:

Vary, ranging from $29,000 to 40,000*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Lake County Sheriff’s
  • Office Leesburg Police Department
  • Tavares Police Department
  • Clermont Police Department
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Completion Rate* – 90.48%
Placement Rate* – 88.24%
Licensure Pass Rate* – 100%

For employment information, visit www.onetonline.org
*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.

Required Book List:

  1. LE Curriculum $7.20, purchased in the IPS main office.
  2. High Liability Curriculum $4.95, purchased in the IPS main office.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Apply for financial aid, if applicable
  2. Complete the online application
  3. Take the TABE and/or placement tests
  4. Meet with a counselor/career advisor
  5. Register and pay tuition and fees
  6. Purchase books and supplies
  7. Complete the new student orientation online prior to the first day of class