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Criminal Justice Advance Training Academy

The Criminal Justice Advance Training Academy is a limited access program governed by Palm Beach State, Region XII Justice Training Council and the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. This minimum standards class is regulated by Florida statutes and is a highly structured and disciplined program with special rules, policies and procedures.


Exemption from Training (EFT)  for Florida Certified Law Enforcement Officers

Admission Requirements: This is a limited access program.

This course is for previously Florida certified Law Enforcement Officers seeking certification as Florida certified Law Enforcement officers. You must possess a current and valid CJSTC Form #76 (Exemption-From-Training) issued by a Training Center or LE Agency.  This course consists of the demonstration of proficiency in the four high liability areas: Defensive Tactics, First Aid, Vehicle Operations, Firearms as well as state examination preparation.

Completion Requirements: Successful demonstration of proficiency in all four high liability areas. (Defensive Tactics, First Aid, Vehicle Operations and Firearms). Contact hours: 76

There are no refunds once the course begins.



Exemption from Training (EFT) for Out-of-State or Federal Certified Law Enforcement or Correction Officers

This is a limited access program

Law Enforcement or correctional officers from another state, a federal agency or an inactive Florida officer may be able to obtain Florida certification without attending a full basic recruit academy in Florida if they:

1. Successfully complete an EFT Evaluation proving they attended basic training in specific subjects and were employed full time as an officer for at least 1 full year that ended not more than 8 years ago.

2. Attend a Proficiency Demonstration training course in high-liability physical skills.

3. Pass the Florida State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE).  You must complete each step before going on to the next. 

If you successfully complete all three steps; you may be certified as an officer in Florida. Contact hours: 76 



Advanced Training , Special Courses and Exemption from Training (EFT)

Registration MUST be through your agency training department/coordinator. Registrations must be emailed on Authorization to Attend from agency letterhead to:

Once approved by PBSC Advanced Training Department, Agency Training Liaisons will receive a registration link and password for attendees to register on Eventbrite.

Registration Contact: Edgar Richard  |  561-868-3773

2023 Advanced Training Courses
Course Name Dates/Times Time
Firearms Instructor Update FDLE 1201 (Certified Firearms Instructors Only)  |  View Flyer May 30 - June 2, 2023

4:00pm - 10:00pm

Firearms Instructor Update FDLE 1201 (Certified Firearms Instructors Only)  |  View Flyer June 12-15, 2023

4:00pm - 10:00pm

Firearms Instructor Update FDLE 1201 (Certified Firearms Instructors Only)  |  View Flyer June 26-28, 2023

8:00am - 5:00pm

Breath Test Operator Renewal  |  View Flyer June 26, 2023

9:00am - 1:00pm

Agency Inspector Renewal  |  View Flyer June 27, 2023

9:00am - 4:00pm

Open Source Intelligence  |  View Flyer August 1-3, 2023

8:00am - 4:00pm

Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Investigation - Level II  |  View Flyer

August 14-18, 2023

8:00am - 5:00pm

Speed Measurement Course  |  View Flyer

* Hosted at the North Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, 560 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach  

September 18-22, 2023

8:00am - 5:00pm


Field Training Officer for Law Enforcement FDLE: 809

This is FDLE Course 809 and is geared to the Law Enforcement Officer. Students should have successfully completed the Basic Training and possess sufficient experience to meet the standard core of knowledge.

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator




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