Florida CMS Corrections and Florida Law Enforcement Academy Post Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Certificate

The Public Safety Academy at NFCC is one of forty criminal justice training centers approved by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to train basic recruits in law enforcement, corrections, recertification programs, and continuing workforce education.
Acceptance in the programs is limited to those meeting requirements established by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, NFCC, the Public Safety Academy, and the NFCC Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

Admission Requirements for Basic Recruit Training

  1. Must submit an application for admission with payment of the $20 non-refundable fee to the NFCC Office of Admissions.
  2. 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. (This program is not eligible for dual enrollment).
  3. Must provide proof of United States citizenship.
  4. Must successfully complete of the Florida Basic Abilities Test for the discipline in which the student will be trained.
  5. Must obtain sponsorship by a law enforcement or corrections agency. Students may be employed directly or merely sponsored through a background check conducted by agencies in the State of Florida. Sponsorship may not guarantee employment or payment of student fees. 
  6. Must provide submission of fingerprints to FCIC/NCIC.
  7. Must be of good moral character, having no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, moral turpitude, or domestic violence. (Arrests or convictions during training may result in dismissal from the program.)
  8. Must provide proof of honorable discharge from military service (if applicant has served in the military).
  9. Must be in adequate physical condition to fulfill course requirements as evidenced by a physical examination by a physician. (No exceptions are allowed.)
  10. Must pass drug screening. Random drug screens may be conducted throughout the program. (No exceptions are allowed.)
  11. Must be exposed to pepper gas. (No exceptions are allowed.)

Recruits attending Academy programs must abide by the rules set forth in the Academy Recruit Manual. The manual details attendance, grade and behavior requirements. Violations of rules may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the Academy. For more information on our programs, contact Rick Davis at 850-973-1617 or davisr@nfcc.edu.

Uniforms are required and must be worn as outlined in the Academy Recruit Manual.


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