Academy students doing physical training at facility

The Basic Corrections Academy is 420 contact hours at two and half months, Monday – Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. Class hours do change during the training to achieve certain objectives.

On graduation and passing of the State Officer Certification Examination, you are considered a certified correctional officer.

Program Code 50721
Duration Full-time: Approximately two and half months
Hours Monday – Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. (Class hours do change during the training to achieve certain objectives.)

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 19 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen

  • Have a valid Florida Driver's License
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Successfully completed the basic corrections FBAT (Florida Basic Abilities Test) or CJBAT (Criminal Justice Abilities Test)
  • Background/Criminal History check
  • Capable of participating in moderate physical fitness and defensive tactics activity
  • Additional requirements may be necessary. Final review by School of Justice Administration. Applicants are scheduled for Training at the discretion of School of Justice staff.