The mission of the Training Center is to provide the highest level of ethical, modern and practical training to current and future Public Safety Professionals and to prepare them for the challenges of today and tomorrow.
- How to Sign Up
- Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT)
- Financial Assistance
- Transcript Request
- Florida Law Enforcement Academy (FLE)
- Correctional Officer (COR)
- Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer
- Crossover from Law Enforcement Officer to Correctional Officer
- Advanced & Specialized Classes
- Private Security Officer Courses
- Retired LEO Courses HR-218
- Community Education - Firearms Classes
- Selection Center/Exemption of Training (EOT)
Public Safety Training Center Entrance Procedures
Mandatory Academy Introduction
Your first requirement is to attend an Academy Introduction, where we will explain the requirements for the Basic Recruit programs and what will be expected of you. We will also give you the opportunity to ask questions about the programs. Academy Introductions are hosted the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month as scheduled below with the exception of the last Academy Introduction which is Tuesday, November 10 @ 6:00 PM. Reservations are not required. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in. Please bring paper to take notes surrounding the actions that will be expected of you.
|Males||Business Casual – No jeans or t-shirts. Dress/casual shoes; no beach sandals or tennis shoes.|
|Females||Business Casual – No jeans, t-shirts or spaghetti strap tops. Dress/casual shoes; no beach sandals or tennis shoes.|
|8/18/2021||6:00 PM||200 Bldg. 2nd Floor, Room 277|
|9/7/2021||9:00 AM||200 Bldg. 2nd Floor, Room 277|
|9/15/2021||6:00 PM||200 Bldg. 2nd Floor, Room 277|
|10/5/2021||9:00 AM||200 Bldg. 2nd Floor, Room 277|
|10/20/2021||6:00 PM||200 Bldg. 2nd Floor, Room 277|
|11/2/2021||9:00 AM||200 Bldg. 2nd Floor, Room 277|
|11/10/2021||6:00 PM||200 Bldg. 2nd Floor, Room 277|
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It is the intent of the Citrus County Public Safety Training Center to seek out those applicants who possess the best qualities available for candidates seeking future employment in the law enforcement and corrections occupations. For this reason, criteria has been established which must be met by an applicant prior to entering any Basic Recruit program. The selection process is competitive. Applications are reviewed for neatness, thoroughness, ability to follow directions, criminal history, driving history, illegal substance use and PAT score. In addition, the Citrus County Public Safety Training Center follows guidelines established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, applicable Florida State Statutes and Florida Administrative Codes (FAC) pertaining to officer employment guidelines. Application process will be reviewed during the Academy Introduction.
Criminal Justice Basic Ability Test (CJBAT)
The CJBAT measures the defined “minimum competencies” in three separately-timed sections as follows: Section I - behavioral attributes; Section II - memorization; and Section III – written comprehension, written expression, deductive reasoning, and inductive reasoning. In total, there are 97 questions on the CJBAT. You will have 1 ½ hours (90 minutes) to complete the exam.
Exam Cost - $39
To register go to PEARSONVUE.COM
Candidates will need to create a Pearson VUE account before being able to register for an exam.
Please VERIFY that you have created your web account with your LEGAL name as it appears on your government-issued ID and that your personal information is CORRECT. Contact Pearson VUE immediately to correct the spelling of your name or update your personal information if you notice any errors. It is very important that this information is correct, as it will appear as it was entered on the documentation provided to you after you have completed the exam.
- All payments for exam fees ($39) are handled through Pearson VUE.
- Candidates need to request accommodations from Pearson VUE, as noted in the "Accommodations" section. The Pearson VUE Accommodations Team will schedule the appointments and make the necessary arrangements.
All FDLE (BAT) exams should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance
SCORES: Passing scores for WTC Florida Law Enforcement Academy 70% and Correctional Officer 70%
CJBATs are good for 4 years from the date administered
Q: IS THERE A WAY TO PREPARE FOR THIS TEST?
A: WTC offers CJBAT Study Guides. To obtain a copy visit WTC Online Bookstore
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE TEST?
A: ID (Driver’s License) for access to campus.
Q: WHAT IS THE PASSING SCORE FOR THE CJBAT?
A: The Florida Law Enforcement Academy CJBAT= 70 Correctional Officer CJBAT= 70
Q: HOW MANY TIMES CAN I TAKE THE CJBAT?
A: 3 times for each exam (The Florida Law Enforcement Academy or Correctional Officer)
Q: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
A: You must obtain your passing CJBAT before the application will be accepted. You must attend an Academy Introduction. If you have already attended an Introduction, your next step is to complete the Academy Application and all required documents then contact the Public Safety Training Center for an Application Drop-Off Appointment at (352) 726-2430 x4352.
Q: HOW LONG IS THE CJBAT GOOD FOR?
A: The CJBAT is good for four (4) years.
- Fingerprint sessions are a mandatory requirement and the fee is $75
- Please await instructions prior to payment and fingerprint processing
- All fees are paid in the Business Office (726-2430, ext. 4304) and your payment receipt must be presented to the Academy Secretary
Schedule an appointment with your doctor or a local clinic for a physical examination
Your doctor is to complete Form 75 which states that you are fit enough to participate in the physical fitness programs, defensive tactics programs and you can be exposed to pepper spray
Submit Form 75 along with your application and supporting documents
Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
You will have to schedule and complete a PAT which consists of a half-mile course with approximately 13 objectives including walls, ladders, hurdles, windows and doors. A detailed description of this course will be provided to you prior to taking the PAT. Please await direction from your Academy Coordinator or the Academy Secretary.
All candidates will be subject to random drug screenings any time throughout the application or Academy duration. There is no action required on the part of the candidate unless directed.