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Next Academy: November 2023 (Details TBA)
We loved getting to see and speak with so many of you at our recent open house event. If you missed it, you can still apply for academy sponorship through BCSO so reach out to the program advisor.
The Corrections Academy is designed to prepare the student to work in the field of Corrections. Correctional Officers are employed by prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities. They provide care, custody and supervision for incarcerated individuals to maintain a safe and secure environment.
You can explore the Academy's admissions process, estimated expenses, including input on how a local sponsoring agency might pay program costs, and the curriculum through the links in this section. This program includes an overview of the corrections system as well as basic correctional skills and procedures. Successful completion of the Academy enables the student to sit for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Examination.
The Corrections Academy is a disciplined, paramilitary program that normally takes place over a 13-week session, with exact start dates announced when a minimum number of applications have been received. As a Correctional Academy student, you come under the authority of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, as well as Eastern Florida State College.
The policies and procedures that govern the Corrections Academy are more stringent than those found in the College Catalog and College Student Handbook because the requirements of this program are of a high standard of ethical and moral conduct, essential in the development of a professional Corrections Officer.
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Correctional Officer Programs
Correctional Officer CTC
This certificate program provides minimum standards education for correctional officers as required by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Correctional Officers are employed by prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities to maintain a safe and secure environment. This program includes an overview of the corrections system as well as basic correctional skills and procedures.
Cross-Over Correctional to Law Enforcement Program
This program leads to certification in law enforcement and is designed for Corrections Officers who are FL certified or individuals who have completed the Corrections Academy and successfully passed the State Exam (within the last four years).
Cross-Over Law Enforcement To Correctional Officer Program
This program leads to certification in Corrections and is designed for Law Enforcement Officers who are FL certified or individuals who have completed the Law Enforcement Academy and successfully passed the State Exam (within the last four years).
Important Test Note
All Corrections Academy applicants are required to pass the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) in order to be eligible to attend the Law Enforcement Academy at EFSC. The test is more challenging than in the past, is timed and has a required qualifying score. We are highlighting this notice so that applicants have ample time to develop their physical fitness levels to successfully pass the test. Click here to view the PAT requirements. Applicants having questions may email email@example.com or call 321-433-5638. You can also learn more about the PAT in this video.