How to Apply

Valencia College School of Public Safety academies and programs admission process.

ADMISSION INFORMATION BELOW FOR:

 


Criminal Justice Institute

Law Enforcement Officer

Crossover: Corrections to Law Enforcement

Correctional Officer

 

HOW TO APPLY

1. Attend Information Session

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  • Candidates arriving late, will not be admitted into the orientation after the scheduled start time.
  • Attire: Business casual attire required (No Jeans). Candidates will be refused entrance to information session if inappropriately dressed. Please wear dress slacks or skirts, button-down shirts or blouse. No sneakers.
  • Location: School of Public Safety Auditorium, 8600 Valencia College Lane, Orlando, FL 32825
  • Check-in is from 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. If you arrive after 8:45 a.m., you will not be admitted. The session begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

2. Submit a Valencia College Application

  • If you are not an active student at Valencia College, apply to Valencia College via the online admissions application.
    Note: Please select Public Safety for the application type. There is a $35 application fee.
  • Select Vocational Credit Certificate (Public Safety)
  • Select your program:
    • Law Enforcement Officer
    • Crossover: Corrections to Law Enforcement
    • Correctional Officer

3. Take the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT)

  • The CJBAT is an FDLE required test and students must have a ‘PASS’ result to continue with the application process. When registering for the exam, please choose the correct BAT for the academy you will be applying for.
    • Law Enforcement Academy: CJBATLEO
    • Corrections Academy: CJBATCO
  • Test results are available immediately after the test has been completed. Please bring a copy of the PASSING test score to the informational session.
  • The CJBAT is valid for 4 years from the date taken.
  • For more information about the CJBAT and how to register, please visit: https://home.pearsonvue.com/fdle.

4. Submit a Criminal Justice Institute Academy Application

  • Once the above steps are completed successfully, applicants must submit the passing score in order to receive the Criminal Justice application.
    • Applications will not be provided without a passing CJBAT score. No exceptions.
  • Candidates with any known arrest, or who have been cited for at least three moving traffic citations in the last five years must also be interviewed by the director, or designated academy coordinator. To schedule an interview, please call (407) 582-8200. Bring all supporting documentation to the interview. Candidates should be professionally dressed for the interview performed.
  • When the electronic Academy application is fully completed, applicants must pay a $100 application fee (non-refundable).
  • Your name will then be placed on the waiting list for the next available academy.
  • Office Location: Valencia College School of Public Safety, 8600 Valencia College Lane, Orlando, FL 32825

5. Receive Notification from the Criminal Justice Institute

  • When you are selected for an academy, you will receive an invitation to participate in the Physical Assessment Test (PAT).

6. Take the Physical Assessment Test

  • Physical Assessment Tests will be administered approximately one (1) month prior to the start of the academy. The assessment test is only good for the academy that is in the current registration process.
  • Applicants who pass the test will be offered a seat in the upcoming academy.
  • Applicants who fail the test will remain on the waiting list and may be invited to re-take the Physical Assessment for the following academy.
  • All applicants must provide proof of medical insurance prior to taking the Physical Assessment.

7. Registration and Payment of Tuition

8. Go to Class

 


Fire Rescue Institute

Firefighter Minimum Standards

 

HOW TO APPLY

1. Attend Information Session

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2. Submit a Valencia College Application

  • If you are not an active student at Valencia College, apply to Valencia College via the online admissions application.
    Note: Please select Public Safety for the application type. There is a $35 application fee.

3. Submit a Fire Rescue Institute Firefighter Minimum Standards Application

  • Candidates with any known arrest, or who have been cited for at least three moving traffic citations in the last five years must also be interviewed by the director, or designated academy coordinator. To schedule an interview, please call (407) 582-8223. Bring all supporting documentation to the interview. Candidates should be professionally dressed for the interview performed.
  • A non-refundable fee of $100 shall be paid at the time of submittal of the Fire Academy application. This fee includes the cost for application processing and fingerprinting.
  • Office Location: Valencia College School of Public Safety, 8600 Valencia College Lane, Orlando, FL 32825

4. Receive Notification from the Fire Rescue Institute of selection into an upcoming academy class.

  • Once selected for an upcoming academy class, you will receive an invitation to participate in the Fit-for-Fire Physical Assessment Test.

5. Take the Fit-For-Fire Physical Assessment Test

  • Fit-For-Fire Physical Assessment Test will be administered approximately one (1) month prior to the start of your particular academy. The assessment test is only good for the academy class that is in the current registration process.
  • All applicants must provide proof of medical insurance prior to taking the Physical Assessment.
  • All applicants will be advised of their status in the selection process after all applicants have completed the Fit-for-Fire assessment.

6. Registration and Payment of Tuition

7. Go to Class

 


Fire Rescue Institute

Fire Science Academy Track

(2-Year limited access degree program)

 

HOW TO APPLY

1. Attend Information Session

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2. Submit a Valencia College Application

  • If you are not an active student at Valencia College, apply to Valencia College via the online admissions application.
    Note: Please select Public Safety for the application type. There is a $35 application fee.

3. Submit a Fire Rescue Institute Fire Science Academy Track Application

  • Candidates with any known arrest, or who have been cited for at least three moving traffic citations in the last five years must also be interviewed by the director, or designated academy coordinator. To schedule an interview, please call (407) 582-8230. Bring all supporting documentation to the interview. Candidates should be professionally dressed for the interview performed.
  • Office Location: Valencia College School of Public Safety, 8600 Valencia College Lane, Orlando, FL 32825

4. Receive Notification from the Fire Rescue Institute

  • If your application makes it to the next phase, you will receive a phone call inviting you to participate in an interview.

5. If selected, Registration and Payment of Tuition

6. Go to Class