Correctional Officer Basic
Career and Technical Certificate
This course of study is designed to provide initial training for individuals wishing to enter the Florida Department of Corrections career field. It also serves as a prerequisite for the Florida State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE). Practical skills and field exercises including officer safety, intake and release of inmates, supervising special populations, defensive tactics, and first aid techniques.
The Criminal Justice Training Center at Northwest Florida State College is certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Criminal Justice Standards and Training.
- Additional Admissions Requirements
- Corrections Academy Student Policies
- Physical Fitness Standards
- CJTC Program FAQs
- 1 Semester (10 Weeks)
- 438 Clock hours
- This certificate qualifies for the NWFSC Job Corps Scholars scholarship program.
Employment of correctional officers and bailiffs is projected to decline 7 percent from 2016 to 2026. State and local budget constraints and prison population levels will determine how many correctional officers are necessary.
The median annual wage for bailiffs was $42,670 in May 2016.
The median annual wage for correctional officers and jailers was $42,820 in May 2016.
Average or Median Salary
$42,670 – $42,820