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Basic Law Enforcement Training Overview

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 this program:


The 2020 Spring BLET class will begin Tuesday Jan 21 2020 and will conclude with the state certification exam on Friday May 22 2020.  Enrollment packets are now being accepted for the day BLET program.


The NIGHT BLET course will commence late February/early March 2020.  It typically involves four to five nights per week, 4 to 5 hours per night, with at least one eight (8) hour Saturday per month.  Packets are also being accepted for the NIGHT BLET course. Additional information regarding this course will be posted as it come available.

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Enrollment Information

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  • To begin the BLET enrollment process, go to  
    • Click on “Apply Now” and complete the entire online AB Tech College application, even if you are a returning AB Tech student.
    • During the online enrollment process, you will complete a residency determination and receive a Residency Certification Number (RCN).  You will need this unique number to complete the application and BLET enrollment process.  The online application and printed application are both required.
    • Download an enrollment packet using the link at the bottom of the page, pick up a printed packet up from the front desk at AB Tech’s Woodfin Campus during regular business hours, or contact Marty McNeely, Director of Law Enforcement Training, or Training Coordinator Jeff Augram at the email or phone number above. 
  • Enrollment packet must be submitted to the BLET Director at least three (3) weeks prior to the course start date.  Incomplete, late-submitted, or falsified packets may be declined at the discretion of the School Director.
  • To schedule a time for packet review and submission, call:
    • Cindy Ingle, Administrative Assistant - 828-782-2355
    • LT Jeff Augram, Training Coordinator - 828-782-2319
    • Marty McNeely, Director of Law Enforcement Training - 828-782-2841

Required Enrollment Documentation (Ref. 12 NCAC 9B .0203)

  • Valid Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, and Social Security Card**
  • Candidate Data Sheet
  • Official (sealed) transcripts indicating high school completion or equivalent  
  • Official (sealed) college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Certified Copy of Criminal Records Check AND Certified Copy of Driving History (all counties and states of residence since age 16, including periods of military service)
  • TABE (reading comprehension test) results indicating minimum 10th grade reading level.  See "TABE Testing for BLET" below
  • A-B Tech Application for Admission form (included in application packet; must be completed in addition to online AB Tech application)
  • A-B Tech Release of Information (FERPA) form
  • A-B Tech Release Agreement / Waiver of Liability form
  • BLET Sponsorship form.  Sponsorship by a NC law enforcement agency is required and must be maintained throughout training
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Reasonable Accommodation Request form
  • Medical Release and Questionnaire (AB Tech form)
  • F1(LE): Medical History Statement
  • F2(LE): Medical Examination Statement
  • F3(LE): Law Enforcement Personal History Statement
  • DD214: Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (If applicable)**

**Bring original documents.  Staff will make copies and return documents to candidate.

NC Administrative Code requires all BLET candidates to submit originals of the F1(LE): Medical History Statement and F2(LE): Medical Examination Statement.  Additionally, AB Tech uses the F3(LE) Personal History Statement as part of the BLET application.  These forms can be found at .

Release of Information (FERPA)

AB Tech is committed to creating an environment of respect, integrity and support for every student, strives to create a safe, diverse, and inclusive academic environment, and honors the candidate’s right to privacy under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99).  The BLET School Director is required by NC Administrative Code to provide to NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission certain pieces of candidate information, but such dissemination occurs only as allowed by college policy and/or state and federal law. 

TABE Testing for BLET

NC Administrative Code requires that all candidates seeking enrollment into the BLET program must pass a reading comprehension test at 10th grade level or higher within twelve months of the BLET course start date.  To schedule a TABE test appointment, contact Sherri Davis at A-B Tech Madison Campus (828-398-7700).

Financial Responsibility Agreement

Once you have your AB Tech email and password, go to .  Log in with your AB Tech email and password, click on "Begin Agreement", read the content, click the "Agreement Verification" button, and then click "Save".  Candidates must complete this step prior to being officially enrolled in the program.

Program Acceptance and Enrollment

Class size is limited by several factors as assessed by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  Qualified candidates are accepted into the BLET program on a first-come, first-served basis, with candidates currently employed by a law enforcement agency being given preferential consideration.  Once deemed qualified for admission, the candidate will receive information on textbooks, uniforms, and other relevant matters.     




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