• Correctional Officer

  • Correctional Officer (P430102)

    This program is established for the purpose of providing job-related training to students that require certification, in accordance with Chapter 943, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapter 11B - 35, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) as full-time or part-time Law Enforcement Officers.

    The content includes, but is not limited to, knowledge of codes of ethics; laws, rules, and regulations of arrest; search and seizure; patrol procedures; traffic control and direction; law enforcement vehicle operations; investigation of traffic crashes; DUI enforcement techniques; crime scene investigation techniques; trial procedures and testimony; communications.

    Program content includes the following courses:

      Title Course # Hours

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Introduction to Corrections
    CJK0300
    32
    Communications
    CJK0305
    40
    Officer Safety
    CJK0310
    16
    Facility and Equipment
    CJK0315
    8
    Intake and Release
    CJK0320
    18
    Supervising in a Correctional Facility
    CJK0325
    40
    Supervising Special Populations
    CJK0330
    20
    Responding to Incidents and Emergencies
    CJK0335
    16
    CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers 
    CJK0031
    40
    CMS Criminal Justice Firearms
    CJK0040
    80
    CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics
    CJK0051
    80
    Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities
    CJK0340
    30
     
    Program Length:
    420 Hours

    Course Prerequisites

    • School District Recognized Accredited High School Diploma or GED
    • A physical training pre-test is required
    • Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test - CJBAT ($40)
    • Fingerprint Card processed by FDLE and FBI ($55)
    • Physical exam with EKG Results and Drug Screen (cost varies with each doctor)
    • One (1) day orientation process

    Program Times

    First Session: Noon – 4:00 PM

    Meal Break: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

    Second Session: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    *Exception

    Firearms classes take place on Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM (for five weeks)

    Program Costs

    Estimated  for Florida Residents

    Tuition: $1,209.60

    Uniforms: $400.00

    Corrections Lab Fee: $745.00

    Total: $2354.60

    Industry Salaries

    Pensacola Average entry level: $21.79 hr ($45,323.20 Annually)

    State Average entry level: $55,120.00

    National Average entry level: $48,311

    Correctional Officer Contact Information

    Phone: 850-941-6200 Ext. 2165

    Location: Region 1 | FDLE Criminal Justice Training Center # 70

    Office hours: Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 3:30PM