Program Overview

Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate

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* This program is financial aid eligible.
Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise.

This program utilizes State commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a certificate.

Enrollment in the Basic Law Enforcement Traing (BLET) course requires agency sponsorship.

The next BLET course will be offered in the fall. 

How to Apply

  1. Complete a Durham Tech application online at 
  2. Review and complete the additional requirements. If you have questions, please contact Doug Thomas, BLET Coordinator or call 919-536-7240. Once admitted, you will be contacted for assistance with registration.
Fall Application Deadline is Apr 15

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Program Stats

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Estimated Completion Time

5 months