The Academy Selection Center is an affiliate of the IRSC Criminal Justice Institute. The sole purpose of the Selection Center is to test applicants through various means to determine if the applicant is trainable and if the applicant possesses those traits that might make them hirable after academy training. Students applying to the Law Enforcement Academy or Corrections Academy must first be processed through the Academy Selection Center.
Law Enforcement and Corrections Training is a selective admission program. Applicants must complete the selection procedures outlined below prior to acceptance into these training programs. Applicants who meet the minimum criteria in all areas will be scheduled for the next available Academy.
Proposed academy dates and application deadlines are listed below. To access, click on Academy Dates for 2012-2013. Please note that the dates, deadlines and information for academies have changed effective 4/19/2012.
Eligibility for Testing
- Be at least 19 years of age
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Have graduated from High School or have obtained a state-issued GED certificate or equivalent, as determined acceptable by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
- Possess a valid driver's license. The applicant must have a valid Florida Driver's License at the time of the Academy entry.
- Be of good moral character.
- Not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statements as the terms are defined by law, regardless of whether or not adjudication has been withheld.
- Not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States.
Not have falsified their application or personal history forms.
Not have used, transported, or sold illegal substances for two years prior to application.
Not have had a suspended drivers license for three years prior to application.
Prior to the beginning of the selection process, the applicant must successfully pass:
These tests are scheduled online by clicking HERE
and selecting the date you wish to take the test.
Once the above testing is successfully completed, the selection process will begin. Please allow at least 90 days prior to the projected start of an Academy. The applicant must download the following forms found at the end of this section:
A medical examination from a licensed physician is required with the Personal History Questionnaire, but is not included as part of the Selection Center testing fee. The completed CJSTC medical forms 75, 75A, 75B, and a copy of the EKG must be submitted with the Personal History Questionnaire.
Applicants must schedule an appointment with the Selection Center Coordinator to return their Personal History Questionnaire. Please call (772) 462-7961 or (772) 462-7943 to schedule this appointment.
The Region XI Selection Center testing processing fee is $495 which includes:
- Polygraph Examination
- Psychological Examination
- Criminal History Check
- Background Investigation
An additional fee will be charged by the St. Lucie County Court House of $20.00 for a drug screen. All tests except the medical examination will be scheduled by Selection Center Personnell.
An applicant may sign a Release of Information Form which permits the Region XI Selection Center to release information to Criminal Justice agencies that are seeking prospective employees. Region XI agencies may hire and screen an individual through their own pre-screening process. Region XI Criminal Justice agencies include all police/sheriff departments and state correctional agencies located in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie Counties. IRSC is not a hiring agency.