SOCE Exam Eligibility

Exam Eligibility
  • Prior to taking the exam, individuals must complete one of the following Commission approved training programs: A Basic Recruit Training program for law enforcement, correctional or correctional probation, or cross training program (basic recruit candidates must pass the exam within four years of the start date of the course), or;
  • Florida-certified officers with a break in service of more than four years who have been granted an Equivalency of Training exemption and completed the required proficiency demonstration (Florida reinstatement candidates must pass the exam within one year of their Equivalency of Training notification date), or;
  • Out-of-State, federal, or military officers who have been granted an Equivalency of Training exemption and completed the required proficiency demonstration (individuals must pass the exam within one year of their notification date).



NOTICE - Should you elect to participate in any training described herein, please understand that you will be asked to provide your Social Security Number. The decision to provide your SSN is at your option, but failure to provide your SSN may result in a delay in processing your application or request. If you provide your SSN, FDLE will use it for purposes of identification, and may share the information with other agencies for the same purpose. FDLE’s request for your SSN is authorized by state law because use of it is imperative for FDLE to fulfill its lawful duties and responsibilities.