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Basic Law Enforcement Training

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.

Contact Information for these classes:

  • Robin Lyles (828) 782-2319 or Robinplyles@abtech.edu
  • Orientation for Basic Law Enforcement Training for Day class beginning August 8, 2016 is June 23, 2016. LOCATION: Buncombe Training Center Classroom, building Room 240 6:00 pm.

Specific Entrance Requirements

General college admission requirements.

  1. Individual must meet the Minimum Standard for Employment Criteria outlined in North Carolina Code Book-General Statute 17-A and Title-12 Chapter 9 North Carolina Administrative Code.
  2. Individuals must be sponsored by a North Carolina public law enforcement agency. The letter of sponsorship must:
    • be signed by the agency head; i.e., Chief or Sheriff of a City, County, or State agency.
    • include a statement of sponsorship that certifies that the applicant meets the standards for certification as stated in number two above.
    • state that a background investigation was conducted.
    • You may use the following sponsorship form: Sponsorship Form Link
  3. Provide the School Director a certified criminal record check for local and state records for the time period since the trainee has become an adult and from all locations where the trainee has resided since becoming an adult. An Administrative Office of the Courts criminal record check or a comparable out-of-state criminal record check will satisfy this requirement.

  4. Individuals must submit their sponsorship letter and college application to the Law Enforcement Training Center director at least 15 days prior to the courses scheduled start date. Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority will be given to full-time employees of law enforcement agencies.
  5. If accepted into the program, the student must submit completed North Carolina State Forms F-1 and F-2 on the first day of class. These forms can be provided by the sponsoring agency or obtained here: F-1 F-2

Downloadable Forms:

Steps to Enrollment

Academy Application

Sponsorship Form


Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate Program

This program consists of: Credit Hrs.
One Major Course 19
Hours Per Week  
Class 9 9
Lab 30