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LAW ENFORCEMENT/CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
EFT PROFICIENCY COURSE

This course is designed for law enforcement or correctional officers in another state, a federal agency or the military, or a former Florida officer with a four year or more break in service, but less than eight years.

Prior approval is required for any Exemption from Training (EFT) course.
Contact Stephanie Driskill at 850-769-1551 ext 5608, if she is working with another student, please leave your name and phone number for a call back.

 To obtain certification as an officer in Florida without first attending a full basic recruit academy in Florida, you must:

  1. Successfully complete an EOT Evaluation, and
  2. Successfully demonstrate proficiency in the high-liability skills of defensive tactics, firearms, first aid, and vehicle operations (LE only),
  3. Take and pass the State Officer Certification Exam.

Covid 19 / Personal Safety Info on items to bring:  

  • Mask / Pocket / Portable – Mandatory inside any College Facility, during Defensive Tactics, 1st Aid, and during in car Practical Driving Exercises
  • Long sleeve shirt – bring a few light weight long sleeve shirts
  • Long pants
  • Protective Gloves
  • Hat / Ball cap – Flying Brass on the firearms range from semi auto
  • Comfortable training clothing and footwear
  • Water/recovery hydration – for outdoor training

During the class you may wear jeans or other casual attire. No shirts with offensive slogans or advertising. In addition, it is recommended that you bring you bring the following items:

  • Athletic clothing for defensive tactics
  • A cap for firearms training
  • Wet weather gear, since classes will be held rain or shine
  • You will need to bring a copy of your CJSTC form 76
  • Fluids to drink during hot weather
  • Any snacks that you require

You may bring your firearm  and duty gear, as long as they are in good working order. The equipment will be inspected and approved by a firearms instructor before it can be used during the class.

LOCATION:
Gulf Coast State College - North Bay Campus
Division of Public Safety
Abbott Building, 637 County Road 2300
Southport, Florida 32409

The first day of class starts at 8:00 am.

Register Online

Course Listings
Law Enforcement Officer Correctional Officer

2021 Class dates

Mon.-Thurs., Jan. 11 - 14, , 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 91021 | XPS 0034 | Fee: $450
Tues. -Thurs., Jan. 12 - 14, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 91023  | XPS 0061 | Fee: $350
Mon.-Thurs., Mar. 8 - 11, , 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 91022 | XPS 0034 | Fee: $450
Tues. -Thurs., Mar. 9 - 11, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. 
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 91024 | XPS 0061 | Fee: $350


Mon.-Thurs., May 10 - 13, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 95002 | XPS 0034 | Fee: $450

Tues. -Thurs., May 11 - 13, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 95004 | XPS 0061 | Fee: $350


Mon.-Thurs., July 12 - 15, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 95003 | XPS 0034 | Fee: $450

Tues. -Thurs., July 13 - 15, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 95005 | XPS 0061 | Fee: $350


Mon.-Thurs., Sept. 13 - 16, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 98003 | XPS 0034 | Fee: $450

Mon.-Thurs., Sept. 12 - 15, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 98004 | XPS 0061 | Fee: $450


Mon.-Thurs., Nov. 15 - 18, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 98005 | XPS 0034 | Fee: $450

Mon.-Thurs., Nov. 16 - 18, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg, 106
CRN: 98006 | XPS 0061 | Fee: $450

 EFT Capstone Online class
Law Enforcement/Correctional Officer

  Register Online 

This online class provides practice exams for instate and out-of-state Law Enforcement or Correctional officers who want further study, before taking  the Florida Sate Board exam.

  • Open Enrollment - students can register anytime within the range of dates offered.
  • Online access to the class is available 24/7 until the class end date.
  • The course is compatible with computers, tablets, smart phones and iPhones.
  • Take the sample tests as many times as needed.

Course Listings

Fall Dates: Nov. 30 - Dec. 18, 2020
CRN: 98106  | XPS 0161  | Fee: $87
Fall Dates: Nov. 30 - Dec. 18, 2020
CRN: 98107 | XPS 0162 | Fee: $87

2021 Dates

Spring Dates: Jan. 4 - May 7, 2021
CRN: 91025 | XPS 0161 | Fee: $87

Spring Dates: Jan. 4 - May 7, 2021
CRN: 91026 | XPS 0162 | Fee: $87


Contact:
Greg May, Coordinator
gmay@gulfcoast.edu
(850) 913-3297

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