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).

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Correctional Officers and Jailers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

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Projected Job Openings


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. Uniforms and student costs run about $300.

Corrections Academy schedule and length

12-14 weeks
444 hours
Full-time days: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Upcoming Academies

CRC100: August 26 - November 12, 2019
CRC101: Nov. 12 - Feb.17, 2020
CRC102: Feb. 10 - May 5, 2020

Corrections Academy admissions

Continue your education at spc

SPC's Corrections Academy courses prepare you for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Certification Examination and transfer to our Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology. The A.S. degree transfers to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Administration.

Public Safety Advanced Training

SPC also offers extensive advanced and specialized training for public safety professionals.

Corrections Academy


Academy Support Staff Kimberly C. Gaskin, 727-341-4516
Academy Coordinator Joe Saponare, 727-344-8078