Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Academy

Program Code 5036 | 420 Clock Hours

This program is designed as specified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. It is an application-based program, addressing tasks required of correctional officers. Upon completion, recruits must sit for the State of Florida Officer Certification Examination. Successful completion of academy training and the examination are required for certification.

Admission Requirements

  • Must not have been convicted or pled guilty to ANY criminal offense involving moral character as defined by 11B.27.0011 FAC.
  • Must pass the Correctional Basic Abilities Test. Call ahead to schedule your test (850-973-9451).
  • Must complete the on-line FAFSA Application to determine federal student loan or PELL eligibility. (May be exempted)
  • Must submit an application for admission with payment of the $20 non-refundable fee to the NFCC Office of Admissions.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED. Submit final, official, sealed transcripts from your high school/GED and all previously or currently enrolled colleges to the NFCC Office of Admissions.
  • Must obtain and provide a letter of sponsorship from a local law enforcement agency indicating that the agency has conducted a local records check on applicant and that the applicant's record is clear as outlined above.
  • Must be fingerprinted at NFCC for forwarding to FDLE.
  • Must pass physical fitness exam. (Form 75-B)
  • Must pass urinalysis test.

Program Courses

CJK 0300   Introduction to Corrections

CJK 0305   Communications

CJK 0310   Officer Safety

CJK 0315   Facilities and Equipment

CJK 0320   Intake and Release

CJK 0325   Supervising in a Correctional Facility

CJK 0330   Supervising Special Populations

CJK 0335   Responding to Incidents and Emergencies

CJK 0340   Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities

CJK 0051   CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

CJK 0040   CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

CJK 0031   CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

Total Clock Hours: 420


Admission, program and degree requirements are subject to change. Contact the NFCC Public Safety Academy for the most current information.