Program Content: 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).
1. Apply to Manatee Technical College here: https://manateetech.edu/apply-now
Length of Program: 770 clock hours, which takes approximately 6 months to complete if attending full-time.
Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn the Certified Law Enforcement Officer (State of FL) certification.
Other Classes 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.
Job Placement Rate: 82%
On-time Completion Rate: 94%
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Florida Law Enforcement Academy (P430105) (CJSTC/FDLE #002)
For More Information: Contact Suzy Moreno: 941.752.8100 x 2016, Email