About the Academy
Steps to the Academy
Complete an online 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.
A Credit Check is conducted
Polygraph Exam and Psychological Screening
- Medical & Vision Exams
- Drug Screen
- Database and Criminal History Checks
The Colonel reviews the applicants and makes an employment decision.
Applicants are offered employment and attend the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy.