Professional Licensure

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

William McIntosh
BLET/GI/SMI/DOCC DIrector
919-464-2352
wcmcintosh@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

BLET licensure requirements vary by state and other individual factors; credentials, training, job experience, criminal history or military service. Student applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. There are no state program requirements standardized across all 50 states for the BLET program. After successful completing BLET, the student may be eligible to take the cumulative State exam which is mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission to receive certification as a probationary law enforcement officer to apply for hire at a law enforcement agency. Some states still require their state exam for reciprocity, so it is suggested a student check with the state in question before taking the program.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Mailing Address Phone Number
Alabama Meets State Educational Requirements Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission 100 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
334-242-4045
Alaska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Alaska Police Standards Council P.O. Box 11120
Juneau, AK 99811
907-465-5523
American Samoa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Department of Public Safety Main Police Station
Pago Pago, AS 96799
684-633-1111
Arizona Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board 2643 E University Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85034
602-223-2514
Arkansas Meets State Educational Requirements Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training P.O. Box 3106
East Camden, AR 71711
501-618-8000
California Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements California POST Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training 860 Stillwater Road
Suite 100
West Sacramento, CA 95605
916-227-2803
Colorado Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board 1300 Broadway
9th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
720-508-6736
Connecticut Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council 285 Preston Ave
Meriden, CT 6450
203-427-2622
Delaware Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Delaware State Police P.O. Box 430
Dover, DE 19903
302-739-5901
Florida Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Florida Peace Officer Standards and Training Council P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489
850-410-7000
Georgia Meets State Educational Requirements Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council P.O. Box 349
Clarkdale, GA 30111
770-732-5974
Guam Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Guam Community College P.O. Box 23069 GMF
Barrigada, GU 96921
671-735-5611
Hawaii Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Honolulu Police Department 801 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-529-3111
Idaho Meets State Educational Requirements Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training 700 S. Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
208-884-7250
Illinois Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board 4500 South Sixth Street Road
Springfield, IL 62703
217-782-4540
Indiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board P.O. Box 313
Plainfield, IN 46168
317-839-5191
Iowa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Iowa Law Enforcement Academy P.O. Box 130
Johnston, IA 50131
515-331-5778
Kansas Meets State Educational Requirements Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training 1999 N. Amidon
Suite 350
Wichita, KS 67203-2180
316-832-9906
Kentucky Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Kentucky Law Enforcement Council 521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
859-622-6218
Louisiana Meets State Educational Requirements Louisiana Commission of Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice 620 North 5th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-342-1500
Maine Meets State Educational Requirements Maine Department of Public Safety Maine Criminal Justice Academy 15 Oak Grove Road
Vassalboro, ME 4989
207-877-8000
Maryland Meets State Educational Requirements Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 6852 4th Street
Sykesville, MD 21784
410-339-5000
Massachusetts Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee 6 Adams Street
Randolph, MA 2368
781-437-0300
Michigan Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MOLES) 927 Centennial Way
Lansing, MI 48909
517-636-7864
Minnesota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training 1600 University Avenue
St Paul, MN 55104
651-643-3060
Mississippi Meets State Educational Requirements Mississippi Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training 1025 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-977-3700
Missouri Meets State Educational Requirements Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training 1101 North Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-3409
Montana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Montana Peace Officers Standards and Training Council 2260 Sierra Road East
Helena, MT 59602
406-444-9976
Nebraska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice 3600 North Academy Road
Grand Island, NE 68801
402-471-2194
Nevada Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training 5587 Wa Pai Shone Avenue
Carson City, NV 89701
775-687-7678
New Hampshire Meets State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council 17 Institute Drive
Concord, NH 3301
603-271-2133
New Jersey Meets State Educational Requirements New Jersey Police Training Commission 25 Market Street
Trenton, NJ 8625
609-376-2410
New Mexico Meets State Educational Requirements New Mexico Law enforcement Academy 4491 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-827-9252
New York Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New York Division of Criminal Justice Services Alfred E. Smith Building
Albany, NY 12203
518-457-5837
North Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements North Carolina Department of Justice Criminal Justice Standards 1700 Tryon Park Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
919-716-6000
North Dakota Meets State Educational Requirements North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training P.O. Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502-1054
701-328-5529
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements CNMI Department of Public Safety P.O. Box 500791
Saipan, MP 96950
670664-9132
Ohio Meets State Educational Requirements Ohio Department of Public Safety 1650 Street Route 56 SW
London, OH 43140
614-466-3834
Oklahoma Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training 2401 Egypt Road
Ada, OK 74820
405-239-5180
Oregon Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317
503-378-2100
Pennsylvania Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Pennsylvania State Police (MPOETC) 8002 Bretz Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112
717-346-4086
Puerto Rico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Gobierno de Puerto Rico Policia 601 Ave Franklin Delano Roosevelt
San Juan, PR 936
787-793-1234
Rhode Island Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy CCRI Lincoln Campus
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 2865
401-205-2500
South Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy 5400 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 85712
803-896-7777
South Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements South Dakota Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission 1302 East Hwy 14
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-3215
Tennessee Meets State Educational Requirements Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy 3025 Lebanon Road
Nashville, TN 37214
615-741-446
Texas Meets State Educational Requirements Texas Commission on Law Enforcement 6300 East Hwy 290
Austin, TX 78723
512-936-7700
Utah Meets State Educational Requirements Utah Peace Officers Standards and Training 410 West 9800 South
Sandy, UT 84070
801-256-2300
Vermont Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council Vermont Police Academy
Pittsford, VT 5763
802-483-6228
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements US Virgin Islands Police Department #1 Estate Diamond
Frederiksted, VI 840
340-473-1968
Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services 1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804-786-4000
Washington Meets State Educational Requirements Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission 19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
206-835-7300
Washington DC Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements District of Columbia Board Police Officer Standards and Training Board 300 Indiana Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-727-9099
West Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services 1204 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-8814
Wisconsin Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Wisconsin Department of Justice-Training Standards Bureau 17 W Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-1221
Wyoming Meets State Educational Requirements Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission 1556 Riverbend Drive
Douglas, WY 82633
307-358-8213