Law Enforcement Officer

7253: Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate (770 Clock Hours)

CIP: 43.0107
FL CIP: 0743010700
SOC: 33-3051
Entry Wage: $15.42/hour

This program is designed for students who seek certification as law enforcement officers. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the state’s certification examination. The program is certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489, telephone 850-410-8600.

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Admission Criteria

Note: Chapter 790.23 F.S. 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. This would require the applicant to wait until they are 24 to attend the basic recruit training.

To apply for admission into the Corrections Officer or Law Enforcement Officer certificate program, each applicant must:

  • be at least 19 years of age prior to completing the program
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • possess a high school diploma or GED
  • not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement
  • not have been discharged dishonorably from the military (if applicable)
  • be of good moral character
  • pass a background investigation
  • pass the Physical Abilities Test/Course (PAC) within six months of the start of class
  • pass a physical examination by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) or physician’s assistant within six months of the start of class
  • be in good academic standing at College of Central Florida
  • pass the Law Enforcement version of the Florida Basic Abilities Test, LEBAT.

In addition, the applicant must submit:

  1. a copy of scores on the LEBAT for Law Enforcement which must be less than two years old from the start of class
  2. a completed/signed College of Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute Applicant Questionnaire.

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

Admission to the program will be based on:

  • review of package
  • completed questionnaire
  • medical examination
  • background investigation
  • Physical Abilities Test/Course, PAC.

Program Core Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Clock Hours

CJK 0007

Introduction to Law Enforcement


CJK 0008



CJK 0011

Human Issues


CJK 0017



CJK 0020

Vehicle Operations


CJK 0031C

First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers


CJK 0040



CJK 0051

Defensive Tactics


CJK 0061

Patrol I


CJK 0062

Patrol II


CJK 0071

Criminal Investigations


CJK 0076

Crime Scene Investigations


CJK 0082

Traffic Stops


CJK 0083

DUI Traffic Stops


CJK 0086

Traffic Crash Investigations


CJK 0096

Physical Fitness


CJK 0422

Dart Firing Stun Gun



Total Clock Hours