Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Admissions

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.

This program does not have a summer term.

Fall Semester and
Spring Semester
Waived through Sponsorship
Twenty-four (24) weeks
$31.25 (subject to change); Including Accident Insurance, Activity & Technology Fees
(6 pm - 11 pm) & Saturdays (8 am - 5 pm)
Books & Other Fees
Approx. $500 (subject to change) Including ammunition, books, uniforms, etc...
Attendance No absences are allowed.

For a one page BLET Admissions handout, click here.

A student who wishes to apply for the Basic Law Enforcement Traning (BLET) Program, they must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete and submit CCC Admission Application. Click here to apply online, or click here to print an Application for Admission and mail or fax it to the Admissions Office.

  2. Must be a citizen of the United States.

  3. Must be twenty (20) years of age by first class meeting. (Cadet may be nineteen (19) years of age in some cases, but must be twenty years of age (20) by the date of the state exam and must have an approved waiver from the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. See the BLET Coordinator for more information.)

  4. Must have graduated from high school, GED, or adult high school.  Click here for a printable transcript request form from other schools. 

  5. Must submit official transcript from high school attended or official GED/AHS scores. Photocopies of diploma or faxed transcripts are NOT ACCEPTABLE.

  6. Complete the reading placement test with a COMPASS scale score of 78 or better. Prior college credit cannot be used to waive testing. Must also take the computer literacy and keyboarding speed tests.Prior college credit with a “C” or better, within the past five (5) years, will waive this requirement.  To register to take the placement test, click here to reserve your spot online and click on Placement Tests.



  1. Schedule an information session with the BLET Coordinator, Joe Rufra, at (252) 222-6228 or **

  2. Must have background check done prior to first class meeting from all locations that you have lived since the age of 16. (See the BLET Coordinator for instructions.)

  3. Must possess a valid driver's license.

  4. Must be eligible under NC Administrative Code: T12:09B.0100 for criminal justice employement.

  5. Obtain sponsorship letter from the BLET Coordinator.

  6. Registration (Cannot register without completed Sponsorship Letter).
  7. Payment of fees and submit a copy of the Sponsorship Letter to the Cashier’s Office.

  8. Completed physical examination and medical history forms by the first class meeting.

**The interview will serve to acquaint applicants with the expectations and demands of the program, as well as initiate the final steps of the process such as obtaining background check and sponsorship information.

NOTE: BLET does transfer 10 credit hours into the Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology program. The following courses transfer into this program from the BLET program: CJC 121 – 3 hours, CJC 131 – 3 hours, and CJC 221 – 4 hours.

BLET students, who are contemplating getting a 2 yr AA degree and afterward decide to transfer to a 4-year institution, may NOT receive credit from the 4-year institution for those courses because of the transfer credits.


For more informaiton on BLET admission requirements, please contact:

Admissions Office
Phone: (252) 222-6154 or (252) 222-6155

Admissions Office Homepage
Carteret Community College Homepage

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Last updated 02/16/2010