Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Certificate

Law Enforcement Management
Program Code: C55120

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Certificate

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprises.

This program utilizes State commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcoholic beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study which include the certification examination by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a certificate.

This is a mandated certification to be a law enforcement officer in North Carolina.

The BLET program is accredited by the:
North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission
P.O. Drawer 149
Raleigh, NC 27602

Specific Requirements

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. Meet all state and federal employment eligibility requirements.
  3. Meet all minimum entry requirements as established in 12 NCAC 09B .0203
  4. Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  5. Submit to the School Director an accepted reading comprehension test indicating a minimum 10th-grade reading level.
  6. Obtain sponsorship through a certified law enforcement agency. Sponsorship must be maintained throughout the training program.
  7. Submit to the School Director a completed BLET Enrollment packet.
  8. To obtain a Basic Law Enforcement (BLET) Enrollment Information Packet packet or to schedule a meeting with the BLET School Director contact the Emergency Services Administrative Assistant.
  9. Applicants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis with preference being afforded to applicants already employed by a law enforcement agency.
  10. Packets must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the scheduled start date.
  11. Our next BLET is scheduled to begin on Friday, July 21, 2023. The State Exam will be administered on Thursday, December 14, 2023."

Courses in this program

Course Code Course Credit Hours Link to course details

This course covers the basic skills and knowledge needed for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina. Topics include those mandated by North Carolina Administration Code as essential for functioning in law enforcement. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate competence in the topics required for the state comprehensive certification examination.

Total Credit Hours Required:

Curriculum is based on the 2023-24 catalog.

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