Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What exactly is the Law Enforcement Analyst Training Program?

A: The Program consists of two courses of training: the Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Training, and the Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Academy. They are referred to as FLEAT and the Academy.

For specific information regarding each course and its curriculum click on their respective links.

Q: I want to go to the Academy, how do I sign up?

A: Before you attend the Academy you have to pass a course sponsored by FDLE: the Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Training (FLEAT), and have at least 1 year of experience working in an analytical capacity with a law enforcement agency. If you have not passed FLEAT, you will need to do so before your enrollment in the Academy will be considered.

The FDLE will accept applications to attend both FLEAT and FLEAA classes approximately 3 months before the next start date. Admitted applicants will be notified as soon as the selection process is completed. Non-admitted applicants must reapply.

At this time we are unable to substitute any other courses in lieu of FLEAT. 

Q: What else is involved in the application process? Do you contact my supervisor?

Each applicant for the academy must have a nomination form completed by the chief executive or designee to be considered for the academy. It is imperative to have command staff support to ensure your success throughout our program. A nomination form is not required to attend the FLEAT class.

Q: How do I know if I qualify to attend the Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Training?

A: You must be currently employed by a law enforcement agency in an analytical position for at least 6 months.

Q: I perform analytical tasks but my title doesn't reflect that. Can I still attend any of the training?

A: Probably. FDLE recognizes that many departments in Florida do not have budgeted law enforcement analysts. If this applies to you, please contact the Program Director at to initiate a review of your current position description to determine if your duties and responsibilities qualify you for attendance.

Q: What is the fee to attend these courses?

A: FDLE currently covers the cost of training. However, transportation to, during and from the training, the hotel, and per diem costs are at the expense of your agency. 
Q: Where are the courses held?

A: The courses will be held in Tallahassee and either Orlando or Tampa.

Q: Can I attend training at a specific location?

A: Students should apply to the class  most accessible to them, but may have to wait longer to attend if they require a certain training location.

Q: What happens if I am not able to attend if selected for training?

A: You will have to re-apply the following year.

Q: How long are the waiting lists?

A: FDLE does not maintain waiting lists for the courses. Registration opens approximately 3 months prior to the start of each course. 

Q: How often are the courses held?

A: Usually, all classes are held twice a year, one in Tallahassee and one in Orlando or Tampa.

Q: What are the specific dates of the courses?

A: The Academy starts each January and July. If you are selected to attend you will be notified as to the specific weeks that training will be held. The FLEAT classes are usually held in January and in July, but start dates may differ based on instructor and location availability.