The Brevard Police Testing Center performs all testing and screening for the Law Enforcement Academy at Eastern Florida State College. Applicants to the Academy must first take the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ BAT), a requirement of the State of Florida to enter any law enforcement academy. Upon successful completion of the CJ BAT, the applicant will complete a biographical information package and interview with BPTC staff. The applicant is then fingerprinted and the prints are sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for a criminal records check.The biographical information and interview will be used to conduct a background investigation that will determine if the applicant is qualified under Florida law and administrative code to enter the Academy.
EFSC offers the Academy during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, each Fall and Spring semester, for four months.
BPTC offers year-round testing, but classes are finalized eight weeks prior to start. The selection process requires about four months from CJBAT to approval. Applicants should plan accordingly to take the CJBAT and promptly submit all required paperwork for the background information.