Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of correctional officers is expected to grow gradually by 5 percent between 2017 and 2025. Increasing demand for correctional officers will stem from population growth and rising rates of incarceration.

Job Potential Earnings

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics, correctional officers start at almost $15 per hour and increase to $21 per hour with experience.

Special Notice

Candidates for the Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Training Program (BRTP) may be sponsored by a local law enforcement agency. Upon completion of this program, the cadet will be eligible to take the Florida State Officer Certification Examination.

State Licensure Information

To determine the state(s) in which the program meets or does not meet the requirements, or if PHSC was unable to determine if the program meets the licensing requirements, see below.

  • Meets: Florida
  • Does Not Meet: Not applicable.
  • Unable to Determine: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands