MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer two classes of the Basic Corrections Academy beginning Sept. 10 and Oct. 22. Classes meet weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Completion of the program prepares candidates to take the State Board Examination for entry into the Corrections field and certification by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
At a minimum, successful applicants must meet the following qualifications: 19 years of age; U.S. Citizen; high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.
Candidates must pass a drug test and physical examination and are subject to fingerprinting and a background investigation which includes: no felony convictions; no misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement; no misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence; and no dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces.
Applicants must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Chipola Public Service Building Tuesdays at 12:30. Cost of the test is $45.
For information, contact Jamie McAllister, Corrections Coordinator, at 850-718-2212.