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Criminal Justice Entrance Procedure

Academy Introduction

Your first requirement is to attend an Academy Introduction, where we will explain the requirements for our Basic Recruit programs and what is expected of you. We will also give you the opportunity to ask questions about the programs. The Academy Introduction is held in room 286 and starts promptly at 9 am or 6 pm depending on the date (Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in). The introduction will last for about an hour.

Once you have attended the Academy Introduction we will email you an Academy Entrance Application. This application must be completed on a computer and printed out to be turned in with the rest of your checklist items. (Remember handwritten applications are not accepted).

Academy Introductions are hosted the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month as scheduled below. You need not make a reservation; just appear at your convenience and sign-in. You may bring paper to take notes surrounding the actions that will be expected from you. Attendance is limited to individuals interested in the Academy only. Dress Code is Business Casual (see column to the left).

Dress Code

Males – Business Casual – Polo shirt, dress shirt and slacks (no jeans or T-shirts). Dress/casual shoes; no beach sandals or tennis shoes.
Females – Business Casual – Dresses, pants, skirts, tops (no jeans); no spaghetti straps. Dress/casual shoes; no beach sandals or tennis shoes.

Introduction Dates

       
       
       
August 8, 2017 Tuesday 9:00 AM 286
August 16, 2017 Wednesday 6:00 PM 286
September 5, 2017 Tuesday 9:00 AM 286
September 20, 2017 Wednesday 6:00 PM 286
October 2, 2017 Tuesday 9:00 AM 286
October 18, 2017 Wednesday 6:00 PM 286
November 7, 2017 Tuesday 9:00 AM 286
November 15, 2017 Wednesday 6:00 PM 286
December 5, 2017 Tuesday 9:00 AM 286
December 13, 2017 Wednesday 6:00 PM 286

CJBAT

CJBAT DESCRIPTION: The test is very reading comprehensive, contains a lot of visuals, and has very minimal math. The exam is administered online and you will obtain instant results upon completion.

Reserve a Seat: CJBAT is administered every Monday (except Holiday’s) at WTC in room #118. Contact Joyce Seijas Testing Coordinator (352) 726-2430 x4327 or seijasj@citrus.k12.fl.us) or WTC Business Office at 352-726-2430 ext 4304 to reserve your seat. Provide your name, phone number and email address. A confirmation and these instructions will be emailed to you. CJBAT may be administered on alternate dates under special circumstances. Contact Ms. Seijas to inquire.

  1. Reserve your seat and arrive at WTC on your exam date.
  2. Arrive 8 am at Student Services and submit your ID (Driver’s License) for access to school grounds.
  3. Go to Business Office to remit payment (cash, credit card or money order are acceptable forms of payment).
  4. After making payment, report to room 118F to complete the exam.
  5. The test takes about 2.5 hours.
  6. Ms. Seijas will provide a score sheet with your official test results. Retain this for future Application and document submissions to the Academy.

SCORES: Passing scores at the WTC testing center are as follows:
The Florida Law Enforcement Academy 70% and Correctional Officer 70%

CJBATs are good for 4 years from the date administered.

FAQ’s

Q: IS THERE A WAY TO PREPARE FOR THIS TEST?
A: WTC offers CJBAT Study Guides for about $20.00 (includes tax). To obtain a copy go to this link.
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE TEST?
A: Payment for the test ($55) and 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 BAT 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 Academy Secretary for an Application Drop-Off Appointment at (352) 726-2430 x4352.

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Document/Fee Requirements

At the time of your Application Submission, please prepare the following documents individually and in the order they are listed. We understand that you may be at the mercy of another organization (i.e., transcripts from a University) and it is acceptable to submit without a document as long as you have initiated the effort and are awaiting fulfillment.

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Fingerprinting

  • Fingerprint sessions are a mandatory requirement and the fee is $75.
  • Please await instructions prior to payment and fingerprint processing.
  • All fees are paid at the WTC Book Store and your payment receipt is presented to the Academy Secretary.

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Physical Exam

  • Schedule an appointment with your doctor or a local clinic for a physical examination.
  • Your doctor is to complete the form 75B which basically states that you are fit enough to participate in our physical fitness programs, defensive tactics programs and you can be exposed to pepper spray.
  • Submit the 75B along with your Application and required documents.

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PAT

You will have to schedule and complete a Physical Agilities Test (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.

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Drug Screening

All candidates will be subject to random Drug Screening any time throughout the application or Academy duration. There is no action required on the part of the candidate unless directed.

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