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Special Basic Class 1 Training Program


Admission into the Special Basic Training program is governed by mandated standards to include but not limited to:
  • 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

  • Basic Training Rules and Regulations Handbook


    Candidates who qualify for Special Basic Class 1 transition fall into one of two categories:
  • A former Class 1 certified officer in South Carolina who has not held a Class 1 certification for over one year and not more than three years.
  • An out-of-state officer holding police certification in another state deemed in good standing.
  • SCCJA policy states that out-of-state officers must be currently certifiable in the state of South Carolina or not have a break in service of more than three years. In all cases, each candidate’s records must be presented to SCCJA for review. If the candidate is eligible for Special Basic Class 1 the candidate will be required to attend and complete the first six weeks of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. To request a training review to attend the Special Basic Class 1 program and for required forms go to the Out-Of-State Transfer section of the Forms page.

    If you have questions please contact Registration at (803) 896-7836.