2020-2021 Catalog

Crossover from Corrections to Law Enforcement, Career and Technical Certificate

7247: Career and Technical 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.

View the Academic Pathway for this program at CF.edu/AcademicPathways.

This program is upward compatible with an Associate in Science degree. Contact the Financial Aid Office for clarification of financial aid eligibility.

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 Clock Hours: 518