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Basic Corrections Academy

Basic Corrections Academy

Program Code: 50720
Full-time: Approximately two and half months

The Basic Corrections Academy is 420 contact hours at two and half months, Monday – Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. Class hours do change during the training to achieve certain objectives. On graduation and passing of the State Officer Certification Examination, you are considered a certified correctional officer.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen
  • Have a valid Florida Driver's License
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Successfully completed the basic corrections FBAT (Florida Basic Abilities Test) or CJBAT ( Criminal Justice Abilities Test)
  • Background/Criminal History check
  • Capable of participating in moderate physical fitness and defensive tactics activity
  • Additional requirements may be necessary. Final review by School of Justice Administration. Applicants are scheduled for Training at the discretion of School of Justice staff.



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