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 alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a certificate.

You MUST preregister for this course by setting up an appointment with the school director to obtain an application packet for the program. WCC offers both a day and night class for BLET.

Admission Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. At least 20 years of age
  2. Citizen of the United States
  3. Provide copy of birth certificate
  4. Have a valid driver’s license
  5. Possess a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
  6. Provide copy of high school diploma and official transcript to the director of law enforcement training
  7. Provide an official high school transcript to the WCC Admissions Office
  8. Have not been convicted of any criminal offense which disqualifies a person from being a law enforcement officer in North Carolina
  9. Obtain certified criminal history checks from the Clerk of Court’s Office from all locations lived in since age of 16 years old
  10. Obtain sponsorship from a local law enforcement agency
  11. Undergo a medical examination resulting in no medical restrictions (forms provided)
  12. Complete a WCC application for admission online
  13. Take a reading assessment test administered by the director of law enforcement training


  • Books: $550 (estimate)
  • Supply fee: $200
  • Fees not associated with tuition (insurance, parking, etc.): $75
  • Total estimated cost: $850

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