Basic Law Enforcement Training

For more information, contact the Law Enforcement Training Center
at (828) 448-3135.

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Next Recruit School:
January 6 – May 18, 2023

2022 Basic Law Enforcement Training Graduates

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

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.

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

Get information on BLET from the WPCC Catalog.

Admissions Policy

Enrollment in this program is restricted to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be 20 years of age or older;
  2. Must hold a high school diploma or GED;
  3. Must meet all minimum standards for employment and certification in criminal justice employment;
  4. Must obtain sponsorship from an organized law enforcement agency.

Students who successfully complete a BLET course accredited by the North Carolina  Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission, will receive credit for the following courses towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students who have successfully passed the Commissions’ comprehensive certification examination, and have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training within the last seven years.

Course ID

CJC 131

CJC 132

CJC 221

Semester Hours





Special Restrictions

Western Piedmont Community College and the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program have the goal to remain in full compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act. However, job-related tasks have been established for this program, and all students must be in full compliance with each of these tasks in order to be admitted. A listing of these tasks is on file and will be provided upon request.

page updated 4/17/22