About the Academy
Steps to the Academy
Obtain a State of Florida Employment Application
Mail or electronically submit your application to:
Florida Highway Patrol
Chief Background Investigator
2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 49
Tallahassee, FL 32399
The Chief Background Investigator mails all applicants a letter detailing the status of their application.
Applicants who meet minimum qualifications are scheduled for pre-employment testing. They are mailed a Supplemental Law Enforcement Application
Applicants take the written Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) and Physical Abilities Test (PAT).
*Former Florida-certified or out-of-state-certified officers may qualify for an exemption from the CJBAT. Effective immediately, any applicant with an associate degree or higher from an accredited college OR a U.S. veteran discharged or released under honorable conditions is exempt from the CJBAT.
The Chief Background Investigator reviews the Supplemental Applications. A Credit Check is conducted.
Medical & Vision Exams
The Colonel reviews the applicants and makes an employment decision.
Applicants are offered employment and attend the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy.