Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary - Training

What Training is required of a Florida Auxiliary State Trooper?

Florida State Statutes and the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission require that every member of the FHPA receive law enforcement training, from state certified instructors, at an approved training center. The Florida Highway Patrol currently requires that Auxiliary Troopers undergo a minimum of 319 hours of training by FHP approved or Florida Highway Patrol Academy instructors. 

These areas of training include: (*- denotes classroom instruction)

  • Criminal Law*
  • Traffic Law*
  • Search and Seizure Law*
  • Court Testimony*
  • Accident Investigation*
  • Report Writing*
  • Human and Public Relations*
  • First Aid*
  • Firearms Training
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Driver's Training

The Patrol covers all tuition costs for the approved applicant and supplies all equipment and uniforms used by an Auxiliary State Trooper.

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