Florida is divided into regions for the purposes of providing training dollars to academies. Broward College/IPS is in Region XIII.
Depending on the course, you should dress in business casual. No shorts, tank tops, flip flops or t-shirts. Please refer to your agencies dress policy.
Please bring what is listed on the course announcement and writing utensils
Please have your training department complete a Broward College/IPS Training Authorization and Registration form. Fax the completed form to 954-201-6305.
The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Rule 11B-35.001 requires that:
“Each trainee shall be required to attend all sessions of any training course in which he/she is enrolled. No student shall be considered to have successfully completed a training course if he/she has any unexcused absences. The Training Center Director (Dean) has the authority to approve absences and assign make-up work.”
The Dean of the Institute of Public Safety will consider written requests to excuse an absence for only the following circumstances:
a) Court requirements
b) Work assignment (not pre-scheduled)
c) Personal emergency affecting immediate family welfare
d) Other, non-scheduled, unanticipated event
An absence due to a conflict of a personal nature, other than above, will not be excused. In no event will an absence be excused which exceeds 10 percent of the course hours. Written make-up work will assigned by the instructor and is due by the last class session. Failure to submit written assignments will result in a course failure.
Pursuant to CJSTC Rule 11B35.001 9(b): A student enrolled in a Commission-approved Advanced or Specified Specialized Training Program Course pursuant to subsection (d)1.-13 of this rule section shall achieve a score of no less than 80% on the written end-of-course examination. A student enrolled in a Specialized Instructor Training Course shall achieve a score of no less than 85% on the written end-of-course examination, exclusive of demonstration of any proficiency skills.
A training calendar is available on the website and in the Institute of Public Safety administrative office at the College.
You can pay on the first day of class in cash, money order or cashier’s check. No personal checks will be accepted.
All certified officers must complete 40 hours of training every four years to maintain their certification. This training can be taken at the employing agency, local training school or any training approved by the agency administrator and must be updated by the employing agency no later than June 30th, starting four years after the certification was granted. Training includes -
Law Enforcement Officers:
1. Four hours of Professional Traffic Stops and Discriminatory Profiling
2. Domestic Violence (no minimum hour requirement)
3. Juvenile Sex Offender Investigation (no minimum hour requirement)
4. Human Diversity training (Professional Traffic Stops may be credited for Human Diversity Training)
5. Any additional training the agency administrator approves of for a total of 40 hours
6. For mandatory retraining cycle starting on or after July 1, 2005, Use-of Force Scenario Based training is required. This training must be completed once every two years and updated in the FDLE ATMS system once every four years. The training must include scenario-based firearms training, physiological response dynamics training, the Use-of-Force matrix and less lethal force options available within the agency, agency policies on Use-of–Force training and the legal aspects regarding Use-of-Force.
7. There is an additional requirement for all certified law enforcement officers to qualify once every two years with a firearm. This 40 round qualification course must be conducted by a Commission-certified firearms instructor. All certified law enforcement officers must qualify by June 30, 2008 and then by June 30th every two years thereafter.
Correctional and Correctional Probation Officers:
1. Human Diversity training (no hour requirement)
2. Any additional training the agency administrator approves of for a total of 40 hours
3. For mandatory retraining cycle starting on or after July 1, 2005, Use-of-Force Scenario Based training is required. This training must be completed once every two years and updated in the FDLE ATMS system once every four years. The training must include scenario-based firearms training (correctional officers only), physiological response dynamics training, the Use-of-Force matrix and less lethal force options available within the agency, agency policies on Use-of–Force training and the legal aspects regarding Use-of-Force.
Yes. An officer can receive $30 monthly for an associate’s degree and an additional $50 monthly for a bachelor’s degree or higher, providing the degree is from an accredited university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
An officer can also receive $20 monthly for every 80 hours of advanced training taken from a Commission-certified training school.
The maximum salary incentive is $130 per month for training and education. Salary incentive money is not funded by the state, and must be budgeted and approved by the employing agency
A list of courses that are approved for salary incentive payments can be found on FDLE's website.
Advanced Training Courses are specific courses approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for salary incentive payments.
These are courses recognized by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training commission and may be funded using state trust fund monies. They are comprised of three types of courses: Instructor Training Courses, Specialized Training Courses and courses developed utilizing the Specialized Menu Training Program.
A person must complete the 64-hour Instructor Technique course from a Commission-certified training school and complete an internship where the individual will be evaluated by either the Training Center Director or a certified instructor.
Additional information on instructor requirements can be found on the FDLE website
Once certified, you must teach at least one class per certification topic within a 4-year period. High liability certifications have additional requirements of demonstration of proficiency and continuing education in the topic. Specialized certifications also require continuing education in the topic. The training school or agency holding your instructor certification must verify compliance with the maintenance requirements and renew your certification by March 31st, four years after your certification was initially granted.
In order for a retired officer to carry a firearm concealed in Florida, you must have a picture ID from the agency where you retired. You must also show proof that you have completed that agency’s firearms qualification course within the last 12 months. Currently, no state agency in Florida is authorized to issue the card showing compliance with the course of fire for active Florida officers. If returning to your former agency is not an option, you may pursue a concealed weapons permit.