Equivalency of Training

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

2021 Equivalency of Training (EOT) classes

Upcoming Training:

EOT for Law Enforcement: (21-01) register-button_red_large

January 4 – 22, 2021 (Online)
January 26 – 30, 2021 (Onsite)

(combined online and face-to-face instruction).
Registration must be completed by 4:30 p.m. on December 31, 2020.

You must have an approved CJSTC form 76 to register for the course.

Please note:  Once you are registered for the class, expect an email from Canvas 
Contact Sgt. Joseph Williams 863-669-2912 jwwilliams@polk.edu  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.


register-button_red_largeEOT for Corrections: Scheduled based on the number of applicants.

You must have an approved CJSTC form 76 to register for the course.

Please note:  Once you are registered for the class, expect an email from Canvas

Contact Mr. Thomas Holland 863-669-2914 tholland@polk.edu  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. Tuition cost $1035.15. This cost includes the use of a firearm and ammunition. The screening cost for a CJSTC form 76 is a separate fee and can be found hereYou 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 16 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 the 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