About the Academy

Upcoming Academy Dates

We are currently processing applicants for the below upcoming classes.

Basic Recruit Class

  • October 21, 2019 – 144th Recruit Class
  • March 9, 2020 – 145th Recruit Class

Transitional Recruit Class (Available to applicants who are already certified as a law enforcement officer through the State of Florida and have less than two years of active law enforcement experience. This class is also an option for out-of-state certified law enforcement officers who transfer their certification to Florida and meet the above criteria.)

  • June 24, 2019 – 142nd Recruit Class
  • October 7, 2019 – 143rd Recruit Class
  • February 24, 2020 – 144th Recruit Class
  • July 13, 2020 – 145th Recruit Class

Lateral Recruit Class (Available to applicants who are already certified as a law enforcement officer through the State of Florida and have two or more years of active law enforcement experience. This class is also an option for out-of-state certified law enforcement officers who transfer their certification to Florida and meet the above criteria.)

  • August 12, 2019 – 142nd Recruit Class
  • November 18, 2019 – 143rd Recruit Class
  • April 13, 2020 – 144th Recruit Class
  • August 31, 2020 – 145th Recruit Class

**Attention Out-of-State Certified Law Enforcement Officers**

You have the option to transfer your law enforcement certification to Florida via the Equivalency of Training Program through the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Learn more about transferring your certification at the following website: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/CJSTC/Officer-Requirements/Equivalency-of-Training.aspx

Once your certification is transferred and you’re certified as a law enforcement officer in the State of Florida, you will be eligible for the Transitional Recruit Class or Lateral Recruit Class depending on your years of law enforcement experience.

Please remember, our hiring process will take anywhere from 3 to 6 months, so if you are considering a career with the Florida Highway Patrol, the sooner you apply, the greater chance you’ll have to become a member of the next  Recruit Class! Don’t wait until it’s too late! Apply Now!

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the applicable Recruitment Officer if you have more questions about how to become a member of a future Recruit Class.