Florida Law Enforcement Academy

Florida Law Enforcement Academy - Manatee Tech

Approximate cost, full-time attendance

*Estimated costs are based on FL residency in-state tuition. All tuition and fees are estimates and are subject to changes.
*Estimated costs include tuition fees, books, and uniforms. Additional supplies/tools may also need to be purchased.

The purpose of the Manatee Tech Florida Law Enforcement Academy is to prepare students for employment or advanced training as Law Enforcement Officers in the State of Florida.  The Florida Law Enforcement Academy  is approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).  Law enforcement cadets will be trained in firearm proficiency, defensive driving, defensive tactics, first responder, and academic areas of criminal justice. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 18 years of age, US citizen, HS diploma/GED®, good moral character, no felony convictions, no misdemeanor convictions involving false statements or spousal battery, good physical condition, and successful completion of the F-BAT. Successful completion of the program prepares graduates to take the State Certification Examination for Law Enforcement, the test required to become a certified law enforcement officer in the state of Florida.

Pre-requisities for law enforcement applicants: Must be U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, pass the Florida Basic Abilities Test (F-BAT), good moral character, no felony convictions involving false statements or spouse battery. Applicants must be in good physical condition, pass a drug screen, and successfully complete a polygraph, criminal history background check and pass the physical assessment test (all 5 absolute standards).

Length of Program
This program is 770 clock hours, which takes approximately 6 months to complete if attending full-time.

Articulated College Credit Hours
Graduates of this program may earn up to 18 credit hours towards the AAS/AS Degree in Criminal Justice.

Industry Certification
Program graduates are prepared to earn the Certified Law Enforcement Officer (State of FL) certification.

Practice CJBAT Exams
Take practice CJBAT exams at IO Solutions
Florida CJBAT Candidate Prep Presentation

Other Classes Offered
Firearms Instructor
Line Supervision
Domestic Intervention
First Aid Instructor
Concealed Carry HR 218 Class 

Testing Offered
Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)
Tests given on Tuesday & Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. must arrive for registration at 10:30 a.m. (valid picture ID required)
Cost $45.00 (cash, check, credit card or debit)
Call 941.752.8100 to schedule testing.

State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE)
Tests given on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Cost $100.00 (Manatee Tech recruits)  $125.00 (all others)
Call 941.752.8100 to schedule testing.

Course Sequence/Occupational Completion Points

OCP Course Number Course Title Length
A CJK0001 Introduction to Law Enforcement 10 hours
CJK0012 Legal 62 hours
CJK0013 Interactions in a Diverse Community 40 hours
CJK0014 Interviewing and Report Writing 56 hours
CJK0064 Fundamentals of Patrol 35 hours
CJK0065 Calls for Service 36 hours
CJK0077 Criminal Investigations 50 hours
CJK0078 Crime Scene to Courtroom 35 hours
CJK0092 Critical Incidents 44 hours
CJK0087 Traffic Stops 30 hours
CJK0084 DUI Traffic Stops 24 hours
CJK0088 Traffic Crash Investigations 32 hours
CJK0020 CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations 48 hours
CJK0031 CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers 40 hours
CJK0040 CMS Criminal Justice Firearms 80 hours
CJK0051 CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics 80 hours
CJK0422 Dart-Firing Stun Gun 8 hours
CJK0096 Criminal Justice Officer Physical Fitness Training/Law Enforcement 60 hours


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