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Limited Duty Basic Training Program

The mission of the Limited Duty Basic Training program as mandated by South Carolina is to provide the officer candidate with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform limited duties of a certified law enforcement officer in the state of South Carolina. The Limited Duty Basic Training consists of the Legal portions of the Basic Law Enforcement training curriculum and they must qualify in firearms at their agency before registration and submit the Firearms & EVO Affidavit at registration. Limited Duty Officers should be trained and certified within the first year of employment in that capacity.

Basic Training Rules and Regulations Handbook


Student/Candidate Requirements

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Act and Regulations requires an applicant/student to prove qualification using the following information:
  • must be employed with a law enforcement agency
  • a satisfactory background check
  • a birth certificate
  • must be at least 21 years of age
  • a high school diploma or GED
  • a valid South Carolina driver’s license
  • Candidates for certification as state or correctional officers can present a valid current driver’s license issued by any United States’ jurisdiction. An applicant cannot have a disqualifying incident on his or her driving record such as driving under the influence of alcohol, dangerous drugs, reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter, or leaving the scene of an accident. An applicant must prove medical suitably for training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy by having a medical examination and completing the Medical History Form.


    Registration/Enrollment Procedures

    Registration is held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00am-3:30pm.
    Basic Law Enforcement candidates must bring the required documentation to registration for review by personnel from the Registration Unit. Any questions concerning documentation or eligibility should be directed to the Registration Unit at (803) 896-7836. Once the required documentation is approved, the candidate’s eligibility to attend a Basic Training Session will be confirmed.


    Cancellation Procedures

    If a candidate cannot attend scheduled training the agency’s Training Officer should contact Registration at (803) 896-7836 to reschedule.


    Procedure for Recycles

    The Basic Training Unit will reschedule candidates dismissed from a basic training session due to failure, injury, withdrawals, etc. While these requests may be initiated by telephone, a written request will be required before candidate can return to training.

    Contact Basic Training at (803)-896-7800 or Kristen Hall for all Limited Duty recycles.


    Limited Duty Training Schedule
    Basic Class Dates of Training
    LD 05/14/2017 - 05/26/2017
    LD 07/23/2017 - 08/05/2017
    LD 10/15/2017 - 10/27/2017
    LD 01/28/2018 - 02/09/2018
    LD 06/03/2018 - 06/15/2018