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Officer Requirements

  • Basic Abilities Test (BAT) - During the 2000 session, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 1481 requiring applicants entering into a criminal justice basic recruit program to successfully pass a Commission-approved basic abilities test.
  • Equivalency of Training (EOT) - The EOT process is for out-of-state/federal officers and/or previously certified Florida officers with a four year or more break-in-service pursuant to section 943131(2), Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) 11B-35.009(4)(5). The Equivalency of Training process is an avenue by which an officer can request an exemption from the full academy.
  • Employment Requirements - Minimum qualifications that an applicant must possess in order to be eligible for certification as a sworn criminal justice officer in the State of Florida.
  • Global Profile Sheet - To obtain a copy of your Global Profile Sheet which reflects the your criminal justice employment, certification, and training, click on “Request Profile” after following the Global Profile Sheet link.
NOTICE: Should you submit any information in partial or full compliance with any of these areas, please understand that you will be asked for 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.


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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.