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).


Find out how to apply to this academy.

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

12-14 weeks
Times vary
444 hours
Full-time days: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Upcoming Academies

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