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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)
The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certificate program prepares individuals to take the Basic Training Law Enforcement Officers Certification Examination (mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission) and the Justice Officers Basic Training Certification Examination (mandated by the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission).

To complete this program successfully, the student must satisfy the minimum requirements for certification by one or both of these commissions. On completing the program, the successful student should possess the general attributes, knowledge, and skills needed to function as a law enforcement officer.

Basic Law Enforcement Training is offered only as a unit; it must be completed in its entirety and cannot be taken in sections. State law requires mandatory attendance of all classes. The program director can authorize absences for emergencies. If absences for any reason exceed five percent of all classes, the student is automatically excluded from further attendance and must complete another offering of BLET in its entirety.

North Carolina's state, county, and municipal governments offer job opportunities in law enforcement. In addition, the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in this course of study qualify graduates for positions with private enterprise in areas such as industrial, retail, and private security.

The training includes a program of physical activity. To be admitted to the BLET program, a student must undergo a physical examination which must be completed before starting the program. Persons with felony convictions at any time or with class "B" misdemeanor convictions within the last five years are not eligible to enroll in the program. Students completing this one-semester program earn a certificate.

For Basic Law Enforcement Training program (C55120) information phone 919-536-7230.

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Printable Plan of Study




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Basic Law Enforcement Training




Total Semester Hours Required for a Certificate  

1The above plan of study is the standard curriculum for the above program.  Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have approval in advance.  All prerequisite course requirements must also be met.  To graduate the student must successfully complete all the required courses, the required credit hours for electives, and have at least a 2.0 grade point average.  This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program.  It is the responsibility of the student to meet requirements for graduation.  If accepted students do not enroll for three successive semesters, they must contact the Admissions office to determine if readmission is necessary.

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.

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