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3274 | Correctional to Correctional Probation (Crossover)

Occupational Certificate

Description of Program:

This program is designed to train you to become a probation officer in the state of Florida, and it meets the state requirements as approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. If you hold a corrections officer certification, you may “crossover” to correctional probation. Upon successful completion of this occupational program, you will be eligible to take the state certification examination to become a certified parole/probation officer. You must attend all sessions of training and score a minimum of 80 percent on all examinations per administrative rule.

Special Admission Requirements

You must:

  1. be a certified corrections officer.
  2. obtain authorization from the Director of Public Service prior to registering for all or part of this program.
  3. complete an Academy Application prior to admission.
  4. successfully pass a basic abilities test (additional fee) prior to admission; and
  5. submit to a background inquiry prior to admission (additional fee for fingerprint submission)

Length: 194 contact hours / 6.47 occupational credits


  CJK 0230 Correctional Probation Legal and Communications   18
  CJK 0231 Correctional Probation Supervision   57
  CJK 0232 Correctional Probation Investigations   30
  CJK 0273 Correctional Probation Caseload Management   40
  CJK 0276 Correctional Probation Management Information Systems   27
CJK 0235 Probation Officer Wellness  14
CJK 0393 Crossover Program Updates 8

NOTE: Courses, hours, and requirements are subject to change as determined and required by the state of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.