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Admissions Requirements

In order to be eligible for admission to the program, you must:

  • Be at least 20 years old;
  • Have a high school diploma from a public or private high school, a registered home school, a GED or Adult High School Diploma.  Correspondence schools do not meet requirements established by the North Carolina Department of Justice Law Enforcement Training and Standards.
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Hold a valid North Carolina driver's license;
  • Demonstrate ability to read at or above the 10th grade level;
  • Be sponsored by a law enforcement agency; and
  • Have a background free of criminal offenses.

Application Process

Candidates for the Basic Law Enforcement Training program must complete a two-step admissions process.

Step 1

  • Complete the CVCC Application for Admission and meet with an admissions staff member in Student Services.  (Applications submitted online are not activated until the applicant meets with an admissions staff member.)  Bring a photo ID.  Along with the Application for Admissions, submit official high school (or GED) transcripts plus all official college transcripts in sealed envelopes issued from the school.
  • Complete the COMPASS Reading placement test.  A 10th grade reading proficiency is required with a minimum score of 77 on the test.  If needed, the admissions staff will make an appointment for you to take the READING placement test.  CVCC accepts COMPASS scores from another institution provided they are issued by the testing agency in a sealed envelope.  Placement testing must be completed within ONE calendar year before the course start date.

Step 2

  • Obtain the BLET Information packet (available at the BLET office on the CVCC East Campus).
  • Additional forms included in the packet must be completed and documents submitted by the deadline for which you are applying.  Deadline dates are in the BLET Information packet. 

Acceptance into the Program

Students are admitted through an interview process.

Applicants who have completed all application requirements are notified of admission to the program approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks before class begins. Students admitted to the program participate in a closed registration session approximately a month before class begins, which allows them to meet their future classmates and avoid the crowds of the college registration process. Students must attend the first night of class or be dismissed. No Exceptions

All students should be prepared to purchase books and uniforms during this closed registration.

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Updated 01.16.2013: Continuing Education