A career in corrections
The Corrections Academy provides the training you need to pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Certification Examination and become a correctional officer. You can serve in local sheriffs' departments, Florida Department of Corrections facilities and private correctional companies. Our academy is held at our FDLE approved training center and uses the curriculum of the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC).
Corrections Academy costs
In-state residents: $3,200
Out-of-state residents: $6,396.92
Tuition is subject to change. In-state tuition rates only apply to those who can prove Florida residency for at least 12 consecutive months. Books and uniforms cost about $300.
Corrections Academy schedule and length
Full-time days: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
CRC95: April 16, 2018 - July 3, 2018
CRC96: July 16 - Oct. 2, 2018
Academy Support Staff Diana Ospina, 727-341-4516
Academy Coordinator Dave Smolenski, 727-341-4546