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Crossover Correctional Officer to
Correctional Probation Officer (COPRO-VC)

PROGRAM GOAL: The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as correctional probation officers. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who have completed correctional officer certification training, and now wish to pursue correctional probation officer certification. This program includes courses mandated for certification as a correctional probation officer of a person previously trained as a correctional officer. Students who graduate from this program would typically work as private or state correctional probation officers. Completion of this program allows students to take the state certification correctional probation officer examination. (NOTE: Must be 19 years of age by date of employment).


This is a restricted entry program based upon special admission requirements established by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Criminal Justice Training Academy, and the Department of Education. Uniforms are required in this Academy structured program. Class size is limited. Students should obtain an academy application package from the Criminal Justice Training Academy well in advance of program start date. Admission requirements include the following:

  • Certification as Florida Correctional Officer.
  • Citizen of United States.
  • High School diploma or GED (transcript required).
  • Not discharged from Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.
  • Good moral character and NOT have been convicted of a felony, or any misdemeanor involving lying or perjury.
  • Physical examination by licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant attesting capability of performing essential functions of the officer position.
  • Submit to and pass background investigation.
  • Passing score on Florida Basic Abilities Test.

All courses in this program must be completed for the certificate. A grade of 80% or higher is required to pass each course. Academy classes have specific attendance policies that may differ from the general GCSC attendance policy. For specifics, contact the program manager or the academy recruit manual.

= CJD 0774 Correctional Legal Crossover to Correctional Probation 1.0v
= CJD 0775 Correctional Crossover to Correctional Probation 0.5v
= CJD 0793 Correctional Probation Communication Skills 2.0v
= CJD 0794 Corr. Probation Supervision 2.0v
Completion of these courses constitutes a certificate of completion allowing students to take the state certification examination for correctional probation officer.
+ Prerequisites required.

# Applies only to A.S. degree, A.A.S. degree, and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.