Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
Must successfully complete the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) with at least a 12.0 on each of the three subjects. (Exempt for those with an Associates Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university).
Must meet the minimum standards of the Agency approved PAT (Physical Abilities Test).
Must successfully complete an oral review board and meet eligibility score.
Must have a valid driver license.
Must meet the Agency approved Drug and Tobacco Policy.
Must submit to a complete background investigation, polygraph, and psychological evaluation and found to be of good moral character.
Must submit to a complete physical examination mandated by FDLE requirements to include, but not limited to: drug, hearing, and vision screening and EKG testing.
Applicants must never have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.
Applicants with prior military service must have completed their military contract and received an Honorable Discharge (Form DD214 required).