Medical clearance and up-to-date immunization record
Fingerprints, criminal background check, and urine drug screen
Criteria for admission are subject to change. For further information and updates please view the website at
or contact the FKCC Nursing Program (305) 809-3128.
Institute for Public Safety – Admission Requirements for Basic Recruit Academies
The Institute for Public Safety has additional application requirements for admission into any Basic Law Enforcement
Academy, Basic Corrections Academy or Cross-Over Academy. The requirements are:
• You must be at least 19 years of age.
• You must be a citizen of the United States.
• You must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) for law enforcement and corrections
• You cannot have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.
Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of a felony, or of a
misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an
officer, not-withstanding suspension of the sentence or withholding of adjudication.
• You must not have received a dishonorable discharge from any service in the Armed Forces of the United States.
• You must have documentation of processed fingerprints on file with your employing agency.
• You must pass a physical examination by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or certified advanced
registered nurse practitioner.
• You must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation under the procedure
established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
• All Academy students are required to undergo a psychological exam and a polygraph exam prior to acceptance
into the program.
Students interested in attending any of the Basic Recruit Academies must contact the Institute for Public Safety at
(305)-809-3200. Applications to attend the Basic Recruit Training are available at the Institute for Public Safety in the Public
Safety Building and on our
Requirements for Non-Degree Seeking Students
A student who does not desire to enroll as a degree-seeking student but would like to earn college credit may enroll as a
non-degree seeking student. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid or VA benefits unless they are
approved transient students. Courses completed by non-degree seeking students will be entered on their transcripts as
credit courses, unless the student registers as auditing the courses.
A student enrolled in continuing education and workforce courses is also considered to be a non-degree seeking student.
The student does not need to complete an FKCC application or pay an application fee. The continuing education and
workforce courses are non-credit courses.