INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING OUT
BASIC RECRUIT APPLICATION
You are about to take the most important step toward an exciting and rewarding career
anyone can take. The following pointers will help you succeed in gaining acceptance at
the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy.
You must first the Criminal Justice Abilities Test (CJBAT) for your area (Law
Enforcement or Corrections) prior to acceptance to the academy. To set up an
appointment for testing, please call the Tallahassee Community College Testing Center at
(850) 201-8282. The cost for this test is $35.00.
When filling out this application, please type or print legibly in black ink.
Fill out the application in its entirety. Any omitted information may disqualify you from
acceptance to the Academy. Write "NA" in blanks that are not applicable. If you have
questions about whether to include any information requested, contact Academy staff for
guidance. (Do not obtain until 3 weeks prior to academy start date.)
Obtain a Level II criminal background check for State (FDLE) & Federal (FBI) via an
FDLE approved vendor and sent to our ORI (FL922480Z). A list of FDLE approved
vendors may be located at: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/Criminal-
History/Livescan-Service-Providers-and-Device-Vendors.aspx Fees for the Level II
criminal background checks are set by the vendors.
If accepted to the Academy, you will be provided the CJSTC form 75 you will
have completed by a licensed physician.
When turning in your application, make sure that all necessary documentation is attached
with the application. (See next page for checklist)
Please fill out the application carefully and recheck it for any omissions or mistakes.
Incomplete applications are not acceptable and shall not be processed.
If any of the necessary documentation that is required to be turned in with the application
is unavailable at the time you submit your application, please make note of it
on the comments form, stating when you expect to obtain the information and turn it in.