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EOT Information & Application

Click below to view and download the Equivalency of Training Information and Application packet.

Prepare for Florida employment

This course is designed for out-of-state law enforcement, corrections, or federal law enforcement officers seeking employment in the State of Florida.

Persons who were formerly certified in Florida as law enforcement or corrections officers  may request an exemption from some basic-level training courses. Florida officers qualify for this program if their break in service was no more than eight (8) years.

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EOT Information

First Step: EOT Review Service and Review Form Submission Process

You must submit documentation of your law enforcement/corrections employment and training for an equivalency of training review.

The Brevard Police Testing Center (BPTC) offers an Equivalency of Training (EOT) review service. The BPTC may be reached at 321-433-5640.

Documentation submitted to the BPTC must reflect one (1) year, full-time prior law enforcement/corrections officer experience and successful completion in all of the minimum, primary training areas.

If your documentation is found to be sufficient, the BPTC will submit an Equivalency of Training review form (CJSTC 76) to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for their approval. If the FDLE approves your request then you will be eligible to advance in the EOT process. The next step is to complete the course at Eastern Florida State College that demonstrates your proficiency in four high-liability areas of expertise, followed by the Florida State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE).

Completion of the EOT process makes you eligible for employment at a law enforcement agency in Brevard County or within the State of Florida.

Program Overview & Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, all previously FL certified officers, out-of-state officers, or federal officers must present the FDLE-approved Equivalency of Training CJSTC form 76. This CJSTC Form 76 authorizes an officer to attend this program. The form may be obtained after an assessment of your training which is conducted at this College by the Brevard Police Testing Center. The current assessment fee for inactive Florida officers is $200 and for out-of-state officers $350. Should you have any questions regarding FDLE eligibility requirements, please call 321-433-5640 or e-mail:  saundersn@easternflorida.edu

Once the CJSTC form 76 has been reviewed and approved by the FDLE Records Section, it will be mailed via certified mail to the student. The student will have 360 days from the date indicated on the form to attend an Equivalency of Training course offered at Eastern Florida State College, successfully demonstrate proficiency during the course and pass the Florida State Officer Certification Exam.

The Law Enforcement program is approximately 78 hours in length and the Corrections program is approximately 68 hours.

This program is extremely concentrated and consists of four practical exams for Law Enforcement and three practical exams for Corrections. The intent of this course is to measure the student's acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities in the following high liability areas:

  • Defensive Tactics,
  • Firearms,
  • First Aid,
  • Driving (driving is for LE only). 

The course will not cover all areas of the curriculum mandated by the FL Dept. of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Students must study the curriculum on their own to prepare for the FL Officer State Exam. Successful completion of this proficiency course qualifies you to sit for the State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE) offered through FDLE and administered at the Brevard Police Testing Center. The State Exam is a comprehensive multiple choice test, consisting of 250 questions for Law Enforcement & Corrections. The cost for this exam is $150.

Signing up for the EOT Program

To reserve a seat in the EOT class, you may call Melissa Walker 321-433-5637 or email walkerme@easternflorida.edu. You can also download and follow the EOT application packet.

Training Course Dates

 
October 17-25, 2016, EQ 16-3

February 13 - 21, 2017, EQ 17-1

June 5 - 13, 2017, EQ 17-2

October 9 - 17, 2017, EQ 17-3

 

Tuition Rates

Law Enforcement: $750
Corrections: $600

Contact Us

Eastern Florida State College
Public Safety Institute
3865 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935

Melissa Walker
Program Coordinator
321-433-5637
walkerme@easternflorida.edu

Brevard Police Testing Center
Equivalency Of Training Info
321-433-5640