2016-2017 Catalog

Crossover from Corrections to Law Enforcement, P.S.A.V.

7247: Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate (518 Clock Hours)

CIP: 43.0107

FL CIP: 0743010702

SOC: 33-3051

This program is designed for a student who has a Florida correctional officer’s certification and seeks to become a Florida law enforcement officer. Students who successfully complete this program and pass the State Officer Certification Examination typically work as municipal, county, or state law enforcement officers.

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 Crossover from Correctional Officer to 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 a physical examination by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.), physician’s assistant, or an authorized advanced registered nurse practitioner within six months of the start of class
  • be in good academic standing at College of Central Florida
  • must 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 four 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.


Program Courses

CJK 0001Introduction to Law Enforcement


CJK 0012Legal


CJK 0013Interactions in a Diverse Community


CJK 0014Interviewing and Report Writing


CJK 0064Fundamentals of Patrol


CJK 0065Calls for Service


CJK 0077Criminal Investigations


CJK 0078Crime Scene to Courtroom


CJK 0092Critical Incidents


CJK 0087Traffic Stops


CJK 0084DUI Traffic Stops


CJK 0088Traffic Crash Investigations


CJK 0393Crossover Program Updates


CJK 0020Vehicle Operations


CJK 0422Dart Firing Stun Gun


Total Credit Hours: 518