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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 tetterhead 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

2022 Advanced Training Courses
Course Name Dates/Times Time
Line Supervision  |  View Flyer May 9-20, 2022 1:30pm - 10:00pm
Financial Fraud Investigations  |  View Flyer May 16-20, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm
Injury & Death Investigations  |  View Flyer May 23-27, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm
Substance Abuse Awareness & Education  |  View Flyer May 23-27, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm
Breath Test Operator Renewal  |  View Flyer May 31, 2022 8:00am - Noon
Agency Inspector Renewal  |  View Flyer June 1, 2022 8:00am - 2:00pm
The Art of Surveillance  |  View Flyer June 1-2, 2022 2:30pm - 11:00pm
Crisis Intervention  |  View Flyer June 6-10, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm
Field Training Officer for Law Enforcement  |  View Flyer June 6-10, 2022 1:30pm - 10:00pm
Special Tactical Problems  |  View Flyer June 13-17, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm
Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs Investigations  |  View Flyer June 13-17, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm
Advanced Hostage Negotiations  |  View Flyer June 20-24, 2022 Hours vary per day
Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification  |  View Flyer August 1-12, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm
Firearms Instructor FDLE Certification  |  View Flyer August 5, 2022

Group A: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Group B: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


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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