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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

BLET is a 16-week certificate program (typically offered twice a year) designed to give you the essential skills required for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer. You’ll participate in over 600 hours) of training, including classroom tests, physical training and a physical assessment. At the end of the class, you’ll sit for the certification examination administered by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. In-service classes mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Commission Training and Standards Division (including those for telecommunicators and detention officers) are provided online as well as in a traditional classroom setting.

Advanced Law Enforcement Training (ALET)

ALET course work is designed to offer current law enforcement officers advanced learning opportunities that may be counted toward an intermediate or advanced law enforcement certificate.


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Class Schedule

Elizabeth City Campus

FIP Course Schedule Hours Location
52062 Field Training Officer Sep. 16 – 20 40 FC 121B
52315 RADAR Recertification
State Exam
Oct. 8
Oct. 10: 9 a.m.
8 FC 121B
Pitt Community College
52063 General Instructor
State Exam
Oct. 23 – Nov. 6
Nov. 8: 9 a.m.
95 FC 121B
n/a Drug Enforcement for Patrol Officers Nov. 5 – 7 n/a n/a
n/a Fundamentals of the Investigative Process Nov. 20 – 22 n/a n/a
n/a Police Law Institute (PLI) March 16 – 27, 2020 n/a n/a

Dare County Campus

FIP Course Schedule Hours Location
52311 RADAR Recertification
State Exam
Sep. 4
Sep. 13: 9 a.m.
8 Nags Head Police Department
Training Room
52312 RADAR/LIDAR Recertification
State Exam
Sep. 5
Sep. 13: 9 a.m.
8 Nags Head Police Department
Training Room
52313 LIDAR Operator Certification
State Exam
Sep. 6
Sep. 13: 9 a.m.
10 Nags Head Police Department
Training Room
52317 Standardized Field Sobriety Test March 24 – 26, 2020 24 Dare
52321 Introduction to Drugged Driving March 27, 2020 4 Dare

Corrections Officer Training

COA offers the Corrections Officer Training program. This week-long class provides the Workforce Development and Career Readiness requirements for North Carolina Department of Corrections personnel serving at state prisons, including Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City. COA is also working toward certification to offer the Detention Officer Training program, an intensive, month-long class for those interested in serving at the county or municipal level.