College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) offers the essential skills required for entry-level employment with state, county and municipal governments as well as with private enterprises.
We also offer noncredit BLET classes through our Workforce Development and Career Readiness department.
- Criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic and alcoholic beverage laws
- Investigative, patrol, custody and court procedures
- Emergency responses
- Ethics and community relations
Graduates receive a curriculum certificate upon passing the certification examinations mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, and/or the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission.
You can now use your BLET and ALET credits towards a Criminal Justice Technology degree.
Admission Information and Forms
Semester Application Deadline Course Start Date
|Fall 202||July 13, 2023||August 14, 2023|
|Spring 2024||December 8, 2023||January 8, 2024|
|Fall 2024||July 11, 2024||TBA|
Each student in the BLET program bears the cost of the following:
Required Fee Payment and Book Cost
|Computer and Technology||$16|
|Require Fees Subtotal||$338.50|
|BLET textbooks (new)
Purchase from the COA Bookstore: 252-331-5964
|or from the NC Justice Academy: 910-525-4158||$670|
|Medical Examination, choice of North Carolina physician only||Cost varies|
Uniforms and Equipment
|2 BLET polo shirts||Monies due by the due date (set per semester); pick-up form from the BLET office|
|2 short-sleeve BLET t-shirts||Complete the order form and return with payment|
|2 long-sleeve BLET t-shirts||Price range: $55 – $90 (depends on size)|
|1 black BLET hat||Make checks payable to: “Albemarle Screen-Printing & Embroidery”|
|2 Fruit of The Loom Platinum™ navy blue crew shirts (PT use)
1 Fruit of The Loom Dual Defense Technology navy blue crewneck sweatshirt
1 pair navy blue jogging shorts
1 pair navy Blue jogging pants
1 black knit cap
|Purchase from Walmart™
Cost varies based on size
|2 pairs khaki cargo-type pants or tactical pants (If you’re a paid student, your agency may supply your pants; Khaki 5.11s are acceptable)
1 pair black leather military-style boots (nylon on boots are acceptable)
|Suggested retailers: Wrangler™, LA Police Gear™, Dickies™, Walmart, Chief Supply™, Tacticalgear™, Propper™, Galls™ or any other supplier you choose
Protective mouth guard
Approved shooting glasses
Please note that the above figures are estimates to give you an idea of the program costs. Prices are subject to change at any time.
Revised Oct. 30, 2018
Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate Curriculum Guide (PDF)