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Fees are due the first day of class.

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No, the academy entrance standards are established by Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) rules and Florida Statutes.  Currently, only a high school diploma or GED is required to be accepted in a law enforcement or corrections academy training program.
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All basic recruit candidates must meet the minimum state qualifications for certification. They must pass a screening process, including a background investigation, criminal history check, Florida Basic Abilities Test, physical agility and swim test.
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No, but you must be a citizen of the United States.  Recruits from other states will be subject to out-of state fees that are substantially higher for non-Florida residents.
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No.  However, the academy routinely invites representatives from agencies to recruit from each class.

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Although some agencies may require a college degree, there are a greater number that only require a high school diploma or GED.  A bachelor’s degree is required for correctional probation officers.
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Six full-time academies are offered each year.  Please consult our course listing for upcoming scheduled programs.
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Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, not-withstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
 
If the felony charges are dismissed or nolle prosequi  issues regarding the person’s moral character are determined by the employing agency, the person is not barred by statute from holding certification. 
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Pursuant to 943.13(4) Florida Statutes, if a person pleads guilty, no contest, nolo contendere or is convicted of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, that person is ineligible to be certified as an officer in the State of Florida.  If the misdemeanor perjury or false statement charges are dismissed or nolle prosequi then issued regarding the person's moral character are determined by the employing agency.  The person is not barred by Statute from holding certification.
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Yes.  Information must be updated when you apply for admission into any new program at Broward College to verify that the information you provided before is still current.
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There are three basic steps to becoming a certified officer in Florida.  First, complete the required training for the profession.  Second, pass the State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE).  Third, become employed as an officer.
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We recommend you visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website for complete information.

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Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

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