Basic Law Enforcement Training

Contact(s): Christi Buchanan

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 alcoholic beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

Successful graduates receive a curriculum certificate and are qualified to take certification examinations mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the North Carolina Sheriffs Education and Training Standards Commission.

BLET at SCC allows students to obtain entry level employment as law enforcement officers in North Carolina, including Sheriff's Offices, police departments, NC Wildlife, NC State Highway Patrol, State Bureau of Investigations, Department Motor Vehicles and Alcohol Law Enforcement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of North Carolina criminal law, juvenile law, motor vehicle law, controlled substance law, civil law, and alcoholic beverage control law.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in defensive tactics, drive training, physical fitness, firearms training, and law enforcement patrol techniques.
  • Describe proper criminal investigation and accident investigation procedures.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of first responder techniques.
  • Perform proper custody procedures.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of laws of arrest, search, and seizure.
  • Apply proper court procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Basic Law Enforcement Technology - Certificate – C55120

Gainful Employment Disclosure

CJC 100Basic Law Enforcement Training20

Start Here:
Click on Apply to SCC.

  • Complete your NC Residency Determination - see below for additional information
  • Complete SCC Application - see below for additional information
  • After submitting your application you should receive a computer generated e-mail requesting for you to Complete a Gainful Employment Disclosure Acknowledgement, under Select Degree, choose Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (CC55120). After reading the information, scroll down the page, add your information and click Submit Form at the bottom of the page. If you do not receive a computer generated e-mail, you can find this document here - under Records and Registration.

Complete New Student Orientation - - see below for additional information

Personal History Statement (form F3) - see below for additional information

Medical History Statement (form F1) - see below for additional information

Medical Examination Report (form F2) - see below for additional information

Sponsorship Verification or Law Enforcement Employment Verification (waives tuition)

  • Agency Name

Criminal Record History (from every County lived in since the age of 16 - contact Clerk of Courts Office)

Military DD 214

Official Transcripts - see below for additional information

  • High School or GED
  • College

Schedule Placement Test -
See below for additional information

  • test Date and Score
    • Placement into course DRE 098 Scoring 136-150 on the NCDAP

Copy of NC Driver's License

Copy of Birth Certificate

Request for Accommodation Form

Federal and state grants may be applied for at to help pay for books and additional supplies needed for BLET. Not everyone is eligible but applying is encouraged.

Additional Information

Complete your NC Residency Determination

Click on Complete Residency Determination. On the NC Residency Determination Service website, click on Complete Residency Determination again. Create an account. Make a record of your NC RDS number that will be provided.

Complete SCC Application

Click on Complete SCC Application. You will be directed to the (College Foundation of NC) website. Create an account. Apply to Stanly Community College, choose the academic year, and choose the BLET Program – Code CC55120.

Complete New Student Orientation

Click on Setup Your Username and Password first. Then click on the heading ‘Sign Up and Attend New Student Orientation’ – you can choose to either attend the On-Campus (In Person) Orientation, OR you can complete the Online Orientation. Click on the link/option you choose to complete the orientation.

You will be directed to the SCC Sign-In webpage. You need to use the SCC username and password that was provided to you when upon set up. If you have trouble with your username and password, please contact SCC’s Technical Support at 704-991-0222 OR Once logged in, click on the link Welcome to Orientation at Stanly Community College (Click here to start). You will be provided with the Directions for completing New Student Orientation.


All students must be sponsored or employed by a public (municipal, county, or state) North Carolina law enforcement agency and maintain that sponsorship or employment throughout the course. Begin contacting any of your local agencies and request a sponsorship. Sponsorship is not a guarantee of employment, nor does it mean that the agency will provide any monetary assistance toward the cost of attending the BLET program. However, the signed sponsorship form (attached) does waive the student’s tuition cost for the course. The student is responsible for the cost of books, uniforms, supplies and fees.

CJ Form Standards

Personal History Statement (form F3)

The last page of this document must be notarized. The BLET Program has a Notary on staff for your convenience if desired. Remember to wait to sign the document until you appear before any Notary Public.

Medical History Statement (form F1)

Must be signed by a qualified medical professional and stamped

Medical Examination Report (form F2)

Must be signed by a qualified medical professional and stamped.

Official Transcripts

You must contact your high school to request an Official copy of your transcript. DO NOT OPEN. These must remain in a sealed envelope when submitted to the BLET Director or Qualified Assistant to be considered Official. We must have your high school transcript, college transcripts are optional but may be submitted.

Schedule Placement Test

Click on Schedule your Placement Test under the heading Testing Information. Schedule the test online, go in person to take the test. Submit the paper copy of your test results along with the other required paperwork to the BLET Director or Qualified Assistant. *All students must take a placement test within a year of start date of class, regardless of educational level. You must place into course DRE 098 or above scoring 136-150 on the NCDAP.