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Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer (P430102)

This program is established for the purpose of providing job-related training to students that require certification, in accordance with Chapter 943, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapter 11B-35, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) as full-time Correctional Officers.

The content includes, but is not limited to, knowledge of codes of ethics; laws, rules, and regulations; search and seizure; supervision, protection, care, custody, and control, or investigation, of inmates within a correctional institution. For the Florida Law Enforcement Academy, Correctional Officer, and Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer programs prospective students should be aware that in order to obtain certification in these areas they must complete their training program, pass the state License exam and be employed by a law enforcement agency.

Program content includes the following courses:

OCPs Title Course # Hours













Introduction to Corrections CJK0300 32
Communications CJK0305 40
Officer Safety CJK0310 16
Facility and Equipment CJK0315 8
Intake and Release CJK0320 18
Supervising in a Correctional Facility CJK0325 40
Supervising Special Populations CJK0330 20
Responsing to Incidents and Emergencies CJK0335 16
CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers  CJK0031 40
CMS Criminal Justice Firearms CJK0040 80
CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics CJK0051 80
Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities CJK0340 30
  Program Length: 420 Hours


Course Prerequisites

  • School District Recognized Accredited High School Diploma or GED

  • A physical training pre-test is required

  • Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test - CJBAT ($40)

  • Fingerprint Card processed by FDLE and FBI ($55)

  • Physical exam with EKG Results and Drug Screen (cost varies with each doctor)

  • One (1) day orientation process

Program Times

Days and times may vary depending on curriculum needs. Contact Criminal Justice Department (850-941-6200 ext 2152) for schedules.

Program Costs

Estimated  for Florida Residents

Tuition: $1,167.60

Uniforms: $400.00

Corrections Lab Fee: $625.00

Total: $2,192.60

Estimated  for Non-Residents

Tuition: $4,884.60

Uniforms: $400.00

Corrections Lab Fee: $625.00

Total: $5,509.60


Industry Salaries

Salary Rate: $26,000 - $40,000

Pensacola Average: $36,441.60

State Average: $43,3256.40

National Average: $45,877

Criminal Justice Contact Information

Phone: 850-941-6200 Ext. 2165

Location: Region 1 | FDLE Criminal Justice Training Center # 70

Office hours: Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 3:30PM

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