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Some continuing education courses are eligible for scholarship funding.

Please contact the NCWorks Career Center at (828) 694-1755 for more information.

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give you the essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with the state, county, municipal governments, or private enterprises. This program-certification is a prerequisite to be a sworn law enforcement officer in the state of North Carolina. Successful graduates are qualified to take the state certification examination.

BLET consists of 36 separate blocks of instruction such as firearms, driver training, motor vehicle law, and arrest, search and seizure. The BLET course is filled with practical exercises and an extensive ethics section that is woven throughout the training experience.

Blue Ridge Community College is proud to exceed the BLET minimum standards by adding additional training hours in many of our high liability and high risk blocks of instruction.

For our next upcoming course, please see out training calendar:

Upcoming Training

Day BLET Program Schedule

  • Enables the student to complete the program in half the time of a traditional program offering
  • Program is four 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 to 6 p.m. for approximately 3 months, three days per week for Physical training

BLET Enrollment

Reading Requirements and Test Dates

Please contact our Program Assistant, Marcy Parsons at (828) 694-1739 or mb_parsons@blueridge.edu to schedule the required reading test.

Required Forms:

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:

The forms listed below must be submitted by the class registration deadline:

  • 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).

Contact Us

lawenforcement@blueridge.edu

Marcy Parsons
Program Assistant – Law Enforcement
(828) 694-1739
mb_parsons@blueridge.edu

David Hensley
Law Enforcement Training Coordinator
(828) 694-1762
d_hensley19831@blueridge.edu

Philip Hosmer
Dean of Public Safety Training
(828) 694-1834
p_hosmer@blueridge.edu