LEAP

Law Enforcement Apprenticeship Program

Field Experience Director

Dr. Carleen Vincent-Robinson
vincentc@fiu.edu

The Law Enforcement Apprenticeship Program (LEAP) is available to undergraduate (CCJ 3941) and graduate (CJE 6716) students. This program combines classroom instruction with specialized police training and workplace experience to produce successful law enforcement professionals and future leaders in the field.

Law Enforcement Academy (15 credits)

  1. Enrollment in the BSCJ or BSCS degree program (with 60 credits).
  2. Graduation from a Florida state-certified Law Enforcement Academy (or equivalent) while enrolled in the BSCJ or BSCS.
  3. Students earn tuition-free credits for CCJ 3941. $175 processing fee will be assessed.

Advanced Career Development (3-15 credits)

  1. Current employment as a certified law enforcement officer.
  2. Enrollment in the BSCJ or BSCS degree program (with 60 credits).
  3. Completion of Florida stateā€certified courses for advanced and specialized training programs within the past four years (or equivalent): 3 credits = 30 hours; 6 credits = 60 hours; 9 credits = 90 hours; 12 credits = 120 hours; and 15 credits = 150 hours.
  4. Students earn tuition-free credits for CCJ 3941. $175 processing fee will be assessed.

Law Enforcement Practicum (3-6 credits)

  1. Current employment as a certified law enforcement officer.
  2. Enrollment in the MSCJ or PHDICJ degree program.
  3. Completion of Florida stateā€certified courses for advanced and specialized training programs within the past four years (or equivalent): 3 credits = 30 hours and 6 credits = 60 hours. These credits must be in addition to any hours previously applied to CCJ 3941.
  4. Completion of CJE 6716.

LEAP Application

Students interested in participating in LEAP, please submit an online application.