BLET graduates score 100% pass rate

Graduates of BLET program score 100% pass rate on state certification exam

BLET Class 151 Group PhotoStudents in the Gaston College Basic Law Enforcement Training program have once again achieved a 100% pass rate on their state certification exam. The 21 students completed their training on November 14 and took the exam on November 18. The graduation ceremony was held on November 22.

Gaston College has consistently been among the top Basic Law Enforcement Training academies in the state, with an exam pass rate of over 90%–and very often 100%. All law enforcement officers in N.C. are required to take the certification exam and must pass before they are eligible to be hired by any law enforcement agency in the state.

The students are now qualified to work as police officers or deputy sheriffs at the municipal, county or state level. All but one of the students had jobs upon graduation and some were hired directly after graduation.

Some of the graduates are considering continuing their education to obtain a two-year criminal justice degree. By completing the BLET program they have earned 20 hours toward the 64 hours required for an associate degree in criminal justice.

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