The Equivalency of Training process is for Out-of-State Officers/Federal Officers and/or previously certified Florida officers with a four-year or more break in service. This process is an avenue by which an officer may request an exemption from a full academy program in accordance with F.A.C. 11B35.009.

For more information contact:

Thomas Holland
863.669.2914
tholland@polk.edu
Center for Public Safety

CORRECT ADDRESS FOR MAILING EOT PAPERWORK:

POLK STATE COLLEGE
999 AVENUE H, NE
WINTER HAVEN, FL. 33880
ATTN: Tommy Holland
STATION: #400

2018 Equivalency of Training (EOT) Class Dates

The EOT for Law Enforcement is offered in January, April, July, and October. The EOT for Corrections is offered in October and April

Upcoming Training:
EOT for Law Enforcement July 2, 2018, to July 24, 2018 (combined online and face to face instruction) Registration must be completed by 4:30 pm on June 25, 2018.

EOT for Law Enforcement October 8, 2018, to November 3, 2018 (combined online and face to face instruction) Registration must be completed by 4:30 pm on October 1, 2018.

EOT for Law Enforcement  March 26, 2018, to April 23, 2018 (combined online and face-to-face instruction). Registration must be completed by 4:30 p.m. on March 22, 2018.

Contact Sgt. Christine Ford 863.669.2909 cford@polk.edu

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The State Officer Certification Exam review of the course will be held online.   The face-to-face session for high liability proficiency demonstrations will be conducted in person.
EOT for Law Enforcement requires a minimum of five (5) students.  This course provides students with a State Officer Exam Review as well as the required high liability proficiencies.
EOT for Corrections: Scheduled based on the number of applicants.

Contact Sgt. Kevin McGraw 863.669.2912 kmcgraw@polk.edu

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This Course is delivered online (State Exam test Prep) and in-person (High Liability Proficiencies).
EOT for Corrections requires a minimum of six (6) students. This course provides students with a State Officer Exam Review as well as the required high liability proficiencies.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Verification must be provided via FDLE Equivalency of Training CJSTC form 76 for those applicants previously certified in-state, out-of-state or Federal/military. This form must be submitted and approved at the time of registration. You may contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at 850.410.8600 for assessment information, or you may obtain your assessment through our Criminal Justice Selection Center located at the Polk State College Winter Haven Campus.

  • A valid driver’s license will be required for all applicants.
  • Register and pay fees online.
  • Students must be registered by 4:00 p.m. one week prior to class start date.

This course consists of two segments:

  1. CJSTC-mandated demonstrations of proficiency in the High Liability Areas of Firearms, Vehicle Operations (LE only), Defensive Tactics and First Aid
  2. Exam Preparation review of curriculum and mock testing.

Students must complete both segments. Students must have completely read and reviewed the ENTIRE course curriculum prior to attending the class.  Volume 1 and 2 of the curriculum will be mailed to you once you have paid for the course.  The IPS does NOT represent that taking the exam preparation review will guarantee passage of the State Officer Certification Exam.

Registration will be on a FIRST COME/FIRST PAY basis. You will NOT be considered registered until you have paid your fees and submitted an approved CJSTC Form 76. We will NOT hold a seat for anyone. There is a limit of 12 total seats for this class.

This class is only available to those individuals who have been approved for the Equivalency of Training (EOT) and have been issued the CJSTC Form 76.

CANCELLATION PROCEDURE: Students who are registered for a class will be notified of cancellation of the class one week before the class is scheduled to begin.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE IF CLASS RUNS OR IF STUDENTS DO NOT DROP THE CLASS ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE.

For Equivalency of Training requirements and application, see Related info on the right side, download and complete all forms and submit as instructed.

For information about VA benefits, contact:
Byron Loyd
Polk State College Coordinator of Veteran Services
bloyd@polk.edu
863.298.6886