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Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over Training to FL CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program PSAV

Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over Training to FL CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program PSAV (5614)

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) offers this course meeting all requirements established by Palm Beach State College, the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and the Region XII Training Council.

The Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over to Correctional Officer prepares currently certified Law Enforcement Officers to become certified Correctional Officers in the State of Florida. Practical skills and simulated activities complement the classroom instruction. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE). This minimum standards class is regulated by Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code and is a highly structured and disciplined program with special rules, policies and procedures.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements
Students must:

  • Complete an online Application for Admission, located a
  • Be an active certified officer in the discipline the officer is moving from; or
  • Have successfully completed a Commission-approved Basic Recruit Training program and passed the State Officer Certification Examination within four years, for the discipline the officer is moving from.
  • Provide a letter of good standing from their agency.


Completion Requirements
Modular Examination Failure:
Student are entitled to one re-test should they fail any of the examinations or proficiency tests which must be taken before the completion of the academy. Failure of the re-test will result in the student repeating that module.

State Officer Certification Examination:
At the completion of the academy, the applicant must file with the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) to take the officer certification examination. A student has three attempts to pass this examination and if the examination is not passed after three attempts the student must take the entire academy program over

Program Length
Total Program Hours is 198

This program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

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Required Courses Clock Hours: 198
CJK0300 Introduction to Corrections 32
CJK0305 Correctional Communications 40
CJK0310 Correctional Officer Safety 16
CJK0315 Correctional Facility and Equipment 8
CJK0320 Correctional Intake and Release 18
CJK0325 Supervising in a Correctional Facility 40
CJK0330 Supervising Special Populations 20
CJK0335 Responding to Correctional Incidents and Emergencies 16
CJK0393 Crossover Program Updates 8
Total Program Clock Hours: 198

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Employment Opportunities
This program provides eligibility for certification as a Correctional Officer which, upon certification, allows the graduate to be employed anywhere in the State of Florida as a Correctional Officer.

Gainful Employment
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.

Career Path Notes
Students completing this program are strongly encouraged to continue their education by completing the A.A. or A.S. degree in Criminal Justice. Students completing the Cross-Over program and passing the SOCE automatically earn credits towards a Criminal Justice Degree.

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