Public Safety Academy Cross-Over Programs

Admission Requirements

  1. Must not have been convicted or pled guilty to ANY criminal offense involving moral character as defined by 11B.27.0011 FAC.
  2. Must provide verification of current certification in Corrections, Law Enforcement or Correctional Probation, depending upon program entering.
  3. Must pass the Law Enforcement or Corrections Basic Abilities Test depending upon the program entering. Call ahead to schedule test (850-973-9451).
  4. Must complete the online FAFSA Application to determine federal student loan or PELL. (May be exempted)
  5. Must submit an application for admission with payment of the $20 non-refundable fee to the NFCC Office of Admissions.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Must be fingerprinted at NFCC for forwarding to FDLE.
  9. Must pass physical fitness exam. (Form 75-B)
  10. Must pass urinalysis test.

Correctional Officer Cross-Over to Florida Law Enforcement Academy

Program Code 5043 | 518 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 who seek law enforcement certification. 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.

Program Courses

CJK 0001       Introduction to Law Enforcement

CJK 0012       Legal

CJK 0013       Interactions in a Diverse Community

CJK 0014       Interviewing and Report Writing

CJK 0064       Fundamentals of Patrol

CJK 0065       Calls for Service

CJK 0077       Criminal Investigations

CJK 0078       Crime Scene to Courtroom

CJK 0092       Critical Incidents

CJK 0087       Traffic Stops

CJK 0084       DUI Traffic Stops

CJK 0088       Traffic Crash Investigations

CJK 0393       Cross-Over Program Updates

CJK 0020       CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations

CJK 0422       Dart Firing Stun Gun         

Total Clock Hours: 518


Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over to Florida CMS Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Academy

Program Code 5044 | 198 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 law enforcement officers who seek correctional officer certification. 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.

Program Courses

CJK 0300    Introduction to Corrections

CJK 0305    Communications

CJK 0310    Officer Safety

CJK 0315    Facility and Equipment

CJK 0320    Intake and Release

CJK 0325    Supervising in a Correctional Facility

CJK 0330    Supervising Special Populations

CJK 0205    Responding to Incidents and Emergencies

CJK 0393    Cross-Over Program Updates

Total Clock Hours: 198


Correctional Probation Officer Cross-Over to Florida Law Enforcement Officer

Program Code 5048 | 532 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 probation officers who seek law enforcement officer certification. 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.

Program Courses

CJK 0012    Legal

CJK 0013    Interactions in a Diverse Community

CJK 0064    Fundamentals of Patrol

CJK 0065    Calls for Service

CJK 0077    Criminal Investigations

CJK 0078    Crime Scene to Courtroom

CJK 0092    Critical Incidents

CJK 0087    Traffic Stops

CJK 0084    DUI Traffic Stops

CJK 0088    Traffic Crash Investigations

CJK 0393    Crossover Updates

CJK 0020    CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations

CJK 0040    CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

CJK 0422    Dart Firing Stun Gun

Total Clock Hours: 532


Correctional Probation Officer Cross-Over to Florida CMS Correctional Officer

Program Code 5047 |  238 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 probation officers who seek correctional officer certification. 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.

Program Courses

CJK 0300    Introduction to Corrections

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 0040    CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

CJK 0393    Crossover Updates

Total Clock Hours: 238


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