Basic Law Enforcement Training Program
Basic Law Enforcement Training Admission Procedures
Applicants for admission to the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program must:
Have graduated from high school or have an Adult High School Diploma or have passed the High School Equivalency Diploma with an equivalency certificate that meets the minimum requirements set by the State of North Carolina.
Pass a reading test with a 10th-grade level or higher score (administered by staff prior to admission).
Complete a Reading Test and score at a 10th-grade reading level or higher. This test will be administered by staff prior to admission.
Possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
Meet the minimum standards for employment as established by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and /or the NC Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission which include:
Be a citizen of the United States;
Be at least 20 years of age (must be 20 years of age as of the first day of class or have prior written authorization from the Director of the Criminal Justice Standards Division if less than 20 years old);
Be of good moral character;
Be free of any convictions of any serious crimes, civilian or military; recent convictions of driving while impaired or under the influence; or major motor vehicle law infractions;
Be examined and certified by a licensed physician or surgeon to meet the physical requirements necessary to perform the functions of a law enforcement officer.
Have not ever committed or been convicted of any of the following:
A crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years;
A crime or unlawful act for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than six months but less than two years and the crime or unlawful act occurred within the last five years;
Four or more crimes or unlawful acts described in “c” above regardless of the date of occurrence; or;
Four or more crimes or unlawful acts for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for less than six months.
Final approval to begin the program is contingent upon meeting admissions requirements, acceptable health certification, and proof that all minimum standards of the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the NC Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission are met.
Prior to enrollment in the BLET program, an accepted applicant must provide the BLET Coordinator with a Medical Examination Report (Form F-1 and F-2) completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina. The Medical Examination Report must include a Cholesterol Screening Report and Medical Release Form for Basic Law Enforcement Training. Medical forms will be provided to applicants upon determination of their eligibility to enroll in the BLET program.
Interested applicants should follow these steps to apply for the Basic Law Enforcement Program:
Obtain a BLET application packet from the program webpage and schedule a Reading Test with a law enforcement program area staff member.
Complete the Application for Admission.
Schedule an appointment with the BLET Coordinator, named on the face of the application. At this interview, the applicant will submit the application.
Each applicant is interviewed by the BLET Coordinator. The interview is used to determine if the applicant meets minimum standards for employment as established by the NC Training Standards Commission and if the applicant is free of conviction of any serious crimes, civilian or military; recent convictions of driving while impaired or under the influence; and major motor vehicle law infractions and to determine the disposition of such charges. At the interview, the applicant will be given additional information relative to details of the schedule, the total cost of the program, attendance policy, etc. The applicant will be required to sign waivers that allow the applicant to participate in the training.