College Credit for Law Enforcement Training
The 2022 Florida Legislature created Section 1004.0981, Florida Statutes (F.S.), to require the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, to convene a workgroup to develop a process to award postsecondary credit for college-level training and education acquired while serving as a law enforcement officer. In 2022, the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education adopted the Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC) Policy Regarding the Evaluation and Awarding of Postsecondary Credit for Law Enforcement Training: Process Overview (PDF).
In accordance with the ACC policy, the Office of K-20 Articulation reviewed the recommended course credit and level recommendations of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) for assignment of postsecondary credit and established Procedures to Award Credit for Law Enforcement Training. A Criminal Justice subject area discipline committee convened in 2023 to review the CJSTC recommendations and determine postsecondary credit or clock hour awards to establish a statewide Credit or Clock Hour for Law Enforcement Experience Equivalency List (PDF).
ACC Work Group Membership
Section 1004.0981, Florida Statutes, established a 14-member work group tasked with this effort, comprised of representatives from the Articulation Coordinating Committee (1), the Board of Governors (4), the Florida College System (4), Career Centers (2), the Florida Sheriffs Association (1), the Florida Police Chiefs Association (1), and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (1).
The Office of Articulation provides staffing for this work group, as a sub-group of the Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC), established in s. 1007.01, F.S. The ACC is primarily tasked with making recommendations related to statewide articulation policies and issues regarding access, quality, and data reporting. The mission of the Office of Articulation is to facilitate the effective and efficient progression and transfer of students through Florida’s K-20 education system.