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Pre-Exam Qualification FAQ's
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Professional and Executive Development FAQ's
If I am certified in another state, can I transfer my certification to Florida?
Yes, in most cases you can. You must contact one of the approved selection centers or an employing agency and provide them with documentation proving that you have worked at least one year as a full-time certified officer, and have comparable training to Florida’s basic recruit training program. Once the selection center or agency determines your eligibility, you will be issued an approved
CJSTC Form 76.
Upon receipt of this approval, you will have one year to demonstrate proficiency in the high liability areas (which may take one to two weeks) and pass the State Officer Certification Exam.
If you cannot complete this process within one year from receiving the approved Application for Equivalency, you must complete the full basic recruit training program pursuant to s. 943.131(2), F.S. You are only allowed one Equivalency
How many times can I take the State Officer Certification Exam?
Per the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, you are only permitted three opportunities to pass.
What happens if I don’t pass the exam after three opportunities?
Individuals who do not pass after three attempts must complete the applicable Basic Recruit Training Program and reapply to take the State Officer Certification Exam.
How long do I have to take the State Officer Certification Exam after I complete the Pre-Exam Qualification Course?
You are required to take the SOCE within one year of receiving the exemption, according to the Florida State Statute 943.121.
Where can I find the curriculum for this course?
To assist you further with your course of study, you may review the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Click on Basic Recruit Training Curriculum.
Scroll down the page for your respective criminal justice discipline
What is the cost to attend the course?
Law Enforcement: $1,445
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