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Basic Law Enforcement Training

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Program Overview

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.

Core Classes

  • 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

BLET Program Overview

BLET Application

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

Item Fee
Lab $275
Computer and Technology $16
Student Activity $32.50
Campus Access $15
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

Item Price
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

Cost varies

Jogging shoes
Black socks
White socks
Black belt
Protective mouth guard
Approved shooting glasses
Cost varies

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


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Curriculum Guide

Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate Curriculum Guide (PDF)