CPCC BLET graduates earn 100 percent pass rate on state certification exam

last modified Dec 17, 2013 01:47 PM

The 15 students who completed Central Piedmont Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program in fall 2013 achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the state certification exam, mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The state certification is a core requirement of the law enforcement field and those aspiring to become an entry-level law enforcement officer.

“We are proud of our fall 2013 graduating class,” said Sgt. Stanley Moore, school director, BLET at CPCC. “The certification exam is extremely intensive and comprehensive – students are tested on the 35 blocks of instruction reviewed during the program’s 16-week semester. To retain that much information and perform at such a high level is a testament to our program, its instructors and the caliber of BLET students we produce each term.”

CPCC’s BLET program is a police academy that equips individuals with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to secure entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county, municipal governments or private agencies.

The N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission mandates the topics and methods of instruction in the program. The curriculum focuses on subjects such as criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic and alcohol beverage laws, investigative, patrol, custody and court procedures, emergency responses, and ethics and community relations.

Only those students who successfully complete and pass all of the program’s units of study, the Police Officer Physical Abilities Test course and the state certification examination, are eligible to begin their career in law enforcement as an entry-level law enforcement officer.

CPCC’s BLET program includes 626 course hours, 16 weeks of instruction and is offered Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the college’s Merancas Campus in Huntersville, N.C. To learn more about the BLET program at CPCC, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/public_safety/law-enforcement/blet or call 704.330.4169. The next academy class begins January 13, 2014.