Basic Law Enforcement Training BLET

Thanks for your interest in our BLET program. Entering the academy is an extensive process that can take several months to complete. You need to start the process now!

Your first step is to take the Reading Comprehension Exam through the College and Career Readiness Division. The test is given every Friday at 9 a.m. at 400 Progress Boulevard, Siler City, NC 27344. Please note: The test if offered on a walk-in basis only. This test is not administered through CCCC, nor can you call in advance to schedule.

According to North Carolina Training & Standards, you must have at least a 10th grade reading level to enter the academy. If you fall short of the reading requirement, contact an Admissions Counselor in Student Services to schedule a developmental reading class. You must have an application on file with the college.

Regarding the background checks, you must complete a criminal background check for every county you have lived in since turning 16 years of age (good for 6-months). You must also run a driving record for every state you have lived in since receiving a driver's license (good for 6-months). Your doctor's physical is good for one year.

Law enforcement is a rewarding but challenging profession. Every step of the way, including the application process, we test your strength of character and the ability to follow direction. Follow the instructions on each form. Make sure to notarize those forms that require your oath. Once you seek a job in law enforcement, you will be polygraphed concerning the answers you submit.

Requirements are changing! Register BEFORE they do!

The state is changing our Course Hour requirement, starting in 2025. Currently you need to have 640 credit hours, but starting in 2025 you will need 850 hours to graduate. Please talk to your Educational Navigator if you have questions on how this will affect you.


The Basic Law Enforcement Training application requirements are extensive, and must be complete before students can be admitted to the program.

Now accepting applications, please contact Tracy Painter Kelly at (919) 777-7774 or Tammy Kirkman at (919) 777-7773.

All classes held at the Lee Emergency Training Center (ESTC) in Sanford.

  • Day Class
    • Lee County
      • Dates: Classes start August 2024
      • Application Deadline: TBD

While waiting for the class date to begin, take time to get yourself in physical shape. Good luck with your endeavors! We hope to see you soon in one of our academies.

Transfer Credit for BLET

If you have successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) you may be granted the following transfer credits.

CJC120 Interviews & Interrogations
CJC131 Criminal Law
CJC132 Court Procedures & Evidence
CJC221 Investigative Principles
CJC225 Crisis Intervention
CJC231 Constitutional Law

Transfer credits are those credits successfully earned at one institution that students can apply to another school. Transfer credits allow students to switch schools, maintain their academic status, and complete further education without repeating previous courses.

What Students Learn

Students successfully completing the BLET Program will be able to:

  • Identify the elements of major and common crimes committed in North Carolina
  • Differentiate between misdemeanor crimes and felonies
  • Use critical thinking skills to determine the difference between civil and criminal laws
  • Identify common traffic violations and articulate those violations
  • Understand the constitutional rights of citizens in the United States

Please Note:
Curriculum guides are for students enrolled during the current academic year. Students enrolled in a previous academic year should visit the Program Evaluation link in Self-Service to find the required list of courses for graduation. For assistance, consult your advisor.