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Admission Requirements - BLET


Admission to Mayland

Student must obtain admission to Mayland. (The application to MCC is separate from the application to the BLET program.) Acceptance to MCC is the first step for application to the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program.


BLET Application Package

Student must submit a completed application packet for the BLET program by the published deadline.

For the Application Packet contact:

Dana Crawford, BLET Director 828.766.1338 |


General Entry Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be 20-years of age prior to the date of the State Comprehensive Examination
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED. High school diplomas earned through correspondence enrollment are not recognized toward the educational requirements
  • Must be sponsored by a law enforcement agency


Reading Assessment

All students who wish to be considered for the BLET program must complete the CASAS Reading Assessment and meet the designated benchmark prior to entrance into the BLET program. The test results are valid for one year and there is no fee for the CASAS Reading Assessment.

Achieve minimum score:

  • Reading - 10th Grade Reading Level

To schedule your reading assessment test contact:

Jeannette Murray 828.766.1358 |


Health Examination

Students will be required to submit a completed medical examination report properly completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, a physician's assistant, or a nurse practitioner, to determine the individual’s fitness to perform the essential job functions of a criminal justice officer.

Cadets must complete the F-1LE: Medical History Statement form, F-2LE: Medical Examination Report, and F-3LE: Personal History Statement form. These forms need to be filled out in their entirety. To access these forms, click this link to the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. From this link, you can download the F-1LE, F-2LE, and F-3LE forms. Once you have filled out the forms, save a copy to your computer, print them off, and return them with your packet to the BLET Academy Director. Please make sure your healthcare provider has completed the medical portion of the F-2LE form.


Drug Screen

Must complete a DOT 10-panel urine drug screen.

Note: Priority admission is given to individuals holding full-time employment with law enforcement agencies.


Background Check

Must provide a certified criminal record check for local and state records for the time period since the trainee has become an adult and from all locations where the trainee has resided since becoming an adult. An Administrative Office of the Courts criminal record check or a comparable out-of-state criminal record check will satisfy this requirement.


Criminal Record

Must have not been convicted of any felony or:

  • a crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years; or
  • a crime or unlawful act defined as a “Class B misdemeanor” within the five year period prior to the date of application for employment unless the individual intends to seek certification through the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission; or
  • four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as “Class B Misdemeanors” regardless of the date of conviction; or
  • four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as “Class A Misdemeanors” except the trainee may be enrolled if the last conviction occurred more than two years prior to the date of enrollment; or
  • a combination of four or more “Class A Misdemeanors” or “Class B Misdemeanors” regardless of the date of conviction unless the individual intends to seek certification through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Every student who is admitted as a trainee shall notify the school of all criminal offenses which the trainee is arrested for or charged with, pleads no contest to, pleads guilty to or is found guilty of, and notify the school of all Domestic Violence Orders (G.S. 50B) which are issued by a judicial official and which provide an opportunity for both parties to be present. The notifications must be received by the school within 30 days of the date the case was disposed of in court.