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Professional and Executive Development FAQ's
Which Region is Broward College/Institute of Public Safety in?
Florida is divided into regions for the purposes of providing training dollars to academies.
Broward College/IPS is in Region XIII.
How should I dress for the course?
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.
What should I bring to class with me?
Please bring what is listed on the course announcement and writing utensils
How do I register for a training class?
Please have your training department complete a Broward College/IPS Training
Authorization and Registration form.
Fax the completed form to 954-201-6305
How much of a class can I miss?
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:
Work assignment (not pre-scheduled)
Personal emergency affecting
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.
What score is needed to pass the end of course examination?
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.
Where can I find classes being offered?
A training calendar is available on the
and in the Institute of Public Safety administrative office at the College.
If I am going to be paying for training myself, when and where should I pay?
You can pay on the first day of class with a money order or cashier’s check.
No personal checks or cash will be accepted.
What do I have to do to keep my certification?
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.
How long is my certification valid?
Once certified, an officer’s certification is valid for 4-years following the date of certification. The officer must maintain active employment and meet the mandatory retraining requirements to keep the certification active.
If the officer separates from employment for any reason other than military duty, the officer has exactly four years from the date of separation before the certification expires.
During that time, the officer may need to take the 40-hour mandatory training to become re-employed. If the officer has a 4-year but less than 8-year break in service, he/she must contact one of the approved selection centers or an employing agency in order to verify previous Florida certification.
Once the selection center or agency verifies your eligibility, you will be issued an approved
Application for Equivalency, 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.
Is there a way to supplement my salary?
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
Which classes are Salary Incentive?
Salary Incentive Classes
What is an Advanced Training class?
Advanced Training Courses are specific courses approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for salary incentive payments.
What is a specialized course?
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.
How can I become a certified instructor?
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.
The applicant must become affiliated with either a training school or criminal justice agency, who submits the
Instructor Application, CJSTC Form 71 and
the Instructor Competency Checklist, CJSTC Form 81 to FDLE through the Automated Training Management System (ATMS).
Once this application for certification is received, the FDLE Field Representative will approve or deny the application within 30 days
Additional information on instructor requirements can be found on the
How do I maintain the Instructor Certification?
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.
I retired as an officer in another state (or federal government) and now live in Florida. What can I do to carry my firearm concealed under HR218?
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.
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