What Does Certified Mean?
A certified applicant is an individual who has completed a course of study approved by the "Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Criminal Justice Standards and Training" in Law Enforcement and have successfully completed the state exam.
How Do I Become Certified?
In the State of Florida, there are 39 training centers, most of which are associated with a local community college or vocational technical center offering courses for certifications. More information about Florida colleges and schools, visit MyFlorida.com
What If I Am A Certified Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Or Correctional Officer In Another State?
To Find out what is necessary to meet Florida Certification Requirements, contact "Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Criminal Justice Standards and Training" P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, or you may call (850) 410-8638.
What If My Career In The Military Was In Corrections Or Law Enforcement?
In many cases you may be eligible to take a two week compliance course which will allow you to take the Florida State Exam. You may call the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Criminal Justice Standards and Training (850) 410-8638 to determine if you meet the requirements.