Criminal Justice Training Curriculum

 As staff to the CJSTC, the Professionalism Division is responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, evaluation, and revision of job-related curricula for the commission-approved basic recruit, advanced, specialized, and specialized instructor training programs for law enforcement, correctional, and correctional probation officers as required in Section 943.17, F.S.
Active Commission Courses
This current list of all Commission-approved courses is continuously updated to show courses, hours, and effective dates.
Course Materials
Textbooks, instructor guides, curriculum alerts, and other supplemental materials are available to instructors and support staff in Florida’s criminal justice agencies and training centers.
Curriculum Staff Contacts
Need assistance or have curriculum questions? Contact staff.
This is the direct line for Commission-certified instructors to send questions, report curriculum errors, and suggest improvements.
2023 Firearms Rewrite Summary
Commission staff worked with subject matter experts (SME) to revise the basic recruit firearms curriculum, including the handgun qualification courses for academy students, certified officers, and HR 218 retirees. This 31-page summary recaps the SME selection process, highlights the data used to support the new curriculum, and outlines the decisions made while workshopping and field testing the new courses of fire.

Training Center Director's Guide to CJSTC Curricula
Training center directors and coordinators use this link to understand how they work with the Bureau of Training and what to know about CJSTC curricula

Training Center Director's Guide to the Basic Abilities Test and State Officer Certification Exam
Training center director’s and coordinators use this link to understand how they work with the Bureau of Training and what to know about the Basic Abilities Test (BAT) and State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE).

Request for Curriculum Review
Use this form to make suggestions for curriculum updates or request that staff review specific portions of any Criminal Justice Standards and Training curriculum materials.

Subject Matter Expert Application
Use this link to apply to become a subject matter expert on curriculum development projects. Applying does not guarantee that you will be selected to participate.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.