Oral interview by a review panel at the FWC Law Enforcement Training Center, which is located at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee.
Background investigation, if applicant is selected by the oral review panel.
Vision and psychological evaluation.
Physical exam, including a seven-panel drug screening.
Selected applicants are offered employment and given a date to report to the FWC Law Enforcement Training Center to completeFWC specific training, which lasts up to 10 weeks. This specialized training includes:
Fish and wildlife conservation laws
Land navigation & GPS
Federal fisheries law enforcement
Species identification (marine and wildlife)
Vessel accident investigation
Water safety survival
Officers who complete the FWC specific training report to their new assignment location and must participate in a 16-week Field Training Officer Program to learn more about the requirements of conservation law enforcement.
Upon successful completion of the Field Training Officer Program, approval is given to carry out the daily duties of an FWC law enforcement officer.