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Corrections Academy Admission Criteria

The College of Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute is a Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission certified training center.  The Institute is also a D.O.E. designated Criminal Justice Center of Emphasis.  All of our instruction is presented by certified instructors with extensive educational and/or professional backgrounds.

Occupational Certificate program in
Corrections via the CF Criminal Justice Institute

To apply for admission into the Corrections program, each applicant must:

  1. Be at least 19 years of age
  2. Be a citizen of the United States
  3. Possess a standard high school diploma or GED.
  4. Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement  ##
  5. Not have been dishonorably discharged from the military (if applicable)
  6. Be of good moral character **
  7. Have a completed background check
  8. Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O., or a physician’s assistant within 6 months of the start of class)
  9. Have passed the Corrections Florida Basic Abilities Test (CO-BAT)
  10. Be in good academic standing at the College of Central Florida and not have any outstanding financial obligations to the college
  11. Complete the CF admission process (Bldg. 5) and declare a major code of 7244 for Corrections.  (Must have student identification number before calling for a packet review).
  12. Submit official, sealed, college and high school transcripts from all schools attended to the CF Admissions office (Bldg. 5)

    ##  Florida State Statute Chapter 790.23 prohibits the possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person who as a juvenile was found to have committed a delinquent act that would be a felony if committed by an adult until the person is 24 years of age.  Therefore, any applicant who meets the above criteria would not be eligible to attend a basic recruit academy until they are 24 years of age.

    ** The perpetration by an individual of any act or acts, whether criminally prosecuted or    
    not, listed in Rule 11B-27.0011(4b) would preclude admission to any Institute Program.

To schedule your CO-BAT test contact the Assessment Center, Bldg “5” at (352) 854-2322, ext. 1395 or 1430 (Results must be less then four years old from the start of the academy, and must be completed prior to submitting application package).

In addition the student must submit:

            o A completed/signed Criminal Justice Institute Applicant Questionnaire

NOTE:  All of the above information must be submitted as a package.

Admission to the program will be based on the following:

  • Completed questionnaire and attachments
  • Packet review
  • Background check (if required)
  • Basic abilities test (CO-BAT)
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