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Upcoming BLET Revision Meetings:

January 8, 2016
Criminal Justice Training Education and Standards Division, Raleigh
April 15, 2016
Brunswick County Sheriff Office, Bolivia
July 15, 2016
Cleveland Community College, Shelby
October 7, 2016
Guilford County Sheriff Office, Greensboro


The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Curriculum is designed to prepare entry-level individuals with the cognitive and physical skills needed to become certified law enforcement officers in North Carolina.

The course is comprised of 36 separate blocks of instruction to include topics such as Firearms, Driver Training, Motor Vehicle Law, and Arrest, Search and Seizure. The BLET course is filled with practical exercises and an extensive ethics section that is woven throughout the training experience.
The BLET course has been thoroughly researched, legally reviewed and contains the most current law enforcement information available. The Commission mandated 620-hour course takes approximately 16 weeks to complete and concludes with a comprehensive written exam and skills testing.
Upon successful completion of the BLET State Comprehensive Written Examination, the BLET trainee has one year from the date of the State Comprehensive Examination to be duly appointed and sworn as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina. However, most agencies include an additional period of field training.

Instructors, please click on the link on the left for the lesson plans.

BLET Revision Committee
 BLET Revision Committee Minutes
BLET Topic Order Delivery and Hours
BLET Training and Standards Form 
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NC Administrative Codes

For further assistance with BLET information contact:

North Carolina Justice Academy
PO Box 99
Salemburg, NC  28385