Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Plus is above the minimum standard hours and designed to give students the essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with the state, county or municipal governments, or private enterprise. The course is comprised of 36 separate blocks of instruction to include topics such as firearms; driver training; motor vehicle law; and arrest, search and seizure. The BLET PLUS course is filled with practical exercises and an extensive ethics section that is woven throughout the training experience. BLET PLUS extra training hours are designed to better prepare students for officer safety.
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Day BLET Program Schedule
- Enables the student to complete the program in half the time of a traditional program offering
- Length is 4 months
- Class meets Monday through Friday
- Mostly 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with few adjustment to hours made for night training requirements, such Patrol Techniques and Driver’s Training)
- 5 until 6 p.m. for approximately 3 months, three days per week for Physical training
- Steps for BLET Enrollment Process
- Download application and enrollment form.
- Entrance Requirements / Prerequisites can be found at the North Carolina Department of Justice.
- Entrance requirements are also provided in detail within the BLET Admission, Policies and Procedures, Fees and Checklist.
This certification is a prerequisite to be a sworn law enforcement officer in the state. Advanced law enforcement training is designed for certified law enforcement officers to enhance their skills, knowledge and ability to function as an experienced law enforcement officer.
Successful graduates are qualified to take the certification examination as mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training and Standards Commission and or North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training and Standards Commission.
Basic Enforcement Training is designed to equip the student with the basic skills, knowledge, and ability to function as an inexperienced law enforcement officer in the state of North Carolina. This program-certification is a prerequisite to be a sworn law enforcement officer in the state. Advanced law enforcement training is designed for certified law enforcement officers to enhance their skills, knowledge and ability to function as an experienced law enforcement officer.
Students can apply for financial assistance for BLET. There are two new $500 scholarships available. Scholarships donated from Stand TALL (Thank A Local Law Enforcement)
Requirements to apply:
- Complete the BLET enrollment paperwork
See above for enrollment process
- Meet with Law Enforcement Training Staff and provide a 2 page letter addressing:
- Why you chose a career in law enforcement
- Your career goals
- Your need for the scholarship
- Any other information that would show your need for financial assistance
and desire to become a Law Enforcement Officer.
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About STAND TALL:
For more program information and entrance requirement questions:
Reading Requirements and Test dates
You must call and reserve a seat for the reading test: (828) 694-1739.
Call the number above for testing dates.
You may print the following forms-application from this webpage. Please review, print and complete all forms listed below. The forms below and supporting documents below must be completed before your interview.
Please staple the forms in the order listed:
- Admission, Policies and Procedures, Fees and Checklist
- F-3 (Personal History Form/Statement)
- Sponsorship Letter
Required Medical forms:
The forms below can be completed/submitted after your interview:
- Medical Screening Guidelines (to be reviewed and taken to your physician).
- F-1 (to be completed by the applicant and reviewed by a Physician).
- F-2 (to be completed by a Physician/Physician’s Assistant/Nurse Practitioner or Surgeon licensed to practice to practice medicine in North Carolina).
- Cholesterol Screening Report ( to be completed by a Physician, etc. as stated above).
- Medical Release Form (to be completed by a Physician etc as stated above).
BLET QA / Instructional Specialist
Program Assistant – Law Enforcement
Dean of Public Safety Training