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Criminal Justice Cross-Over Programs

The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission has established basic recruit cross-over training programs to provide lateral movement of Florida officers between criminal justice disciplines. If you are currently Florida certified as a corrections officer or law enforcement officer, the cross-over program courses can lead to additional/dual certifications.

Applicants must successfully pass the Basic Abilities Test (BAT) for entry into the cross-over programs.

See below for information, admission requirements and steps to apply for each cross-over program. With each program, you should work closely the public safety coordinator for the program you are interested in (information for both is in the right column).

 Choose a cross-over program.

Cross-Over Correctional to Law Enforcement Program (Part-Time Program)

This program leads to certification in law enforcement and is designed for Corrections Officers who are FL certified or individuals who have completed the Corrections Academy and successfully passed the State Exam (within the last four years). For questions or help with applying contact Paul Ring at 
321-433-5635 or ringp@easternflorida.edu

Program Details

  • Students participate in 518 hours of instruction.
  • The part-time program is offered Monday through Thursday and some Saturdays at the Public Safety Institute on the Melbourne Campus.

Admission Requirements

  • Possess current Florida Corrections Officer Certification, or have completed the Corrections Academy within the last four years and passed the Florida State Exam
  • U.S. citizen
  • No felony convictions
  • No convictions involving false statements or domestic violence
  • No pleas of guilty or no contest after July 1, 1981, involving a false statement even if sentence is suspended or adjudication withheld unless record sealed or expunged prior to December 1, 1985
  • No dishonorable discharge from U.S. Armed Forces
  • Valid driver license or photo identification
  • Criminal history and background check which may include drug screening and psychological evaluation
  • Pass the Law Enforcement Officer Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test
  • Receive approval from the Dean of the Public Safety Institute

Steps to Apply

View Cross-Over Correctional to Law Enforcement Curriculum

Cross-Over Law Enforcement To Correctional Officer Program (Part-Time Program)

This program leads to certification in corrections and is designed for Law Enforcement Officers who are FL certified or individuals who have completed the Law Enforcement Academy and successfully passed the State Exam (within the last four years). For questions or help applying contact the Coordinator, Paul Ring at 321-433-5635 or ringp@easternflorida.edu

Program Details

  • Students participate in 198 hours of instruction.
  • All training is offered at the Public Safety Institute on the Melbourne Campus.

Admission Requirements

  • Possess current Law Enforcement Officer certification in the State of Florida, or have completed the Law Enforcement Academy within the last four years and passed the Florida State Exam
  • U.S. citizen
  • No felony convictions
  • No convictions involving false statements or domestic violence
  • No pleas of guilty or no contest after July 1, 1981, involving a false statement even if sentence is suspended or adjudication withheld unless record sealed or expunged prior to December 1, 1985
  • No dishonorable discharge from U.S. Armed Forces
  • Valid driver license or photo identification
  • Criminal history and background check which may include drug screening and psychological evaluation
  • Pass the Correctional Officer Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT)
  • Receive approval from the Dean of the Public Safety Institute

Steps to Apply

View Law Enforcement Cross-Over to Correctional Officer Curriculum

Contact Us

Cross-Over Programs are limited access and require that applicants work closely with the appropriate public safety coordinator. They will help you navigate the process and supply the special application needed.

Correctional Officer Cross-Over to Law Enforcement Officer:
Contact Coordinator, Paul Ring
321-433-5635
ringp@easternflorida.edu
Melbourne Campus, Bldg. 8, Rm. 201P

Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over to Corrections Officer:
Contact Coordinator, Paul Ring
321-433-5635
ringp@easternflorida.edu
Melbourne Campus, Bldg. 8, Rm. 201P