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School Resource Officer Practitioner Designation


The School Resource Officer (SRO) program in Florida is dynamic, innovative and flourishing. It encompasses 100 percent of the state with some form of the program in every county, despite the fact there is no specific funding or state agency regulating School Resource Officers.

The Attorney General’s Office, in 1985, developed the first 40-hour Basic Training Course adopted by FDLE to train SRO’s with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to implement crime prevention programming in a school setting. The definition of a School Resource Officer encompasses three major components of his/her job: that of law enforcement, education, and counseling, which is a pro-active approach to law enforcement through positive role modeling. These three components allow the SRO to promote positive relations between youth and law enforcement, which encourages school safety and deters juvenile delinquency.

The Attorney General’s Office has presented over 260 SRO classes to over 12,000 participants and continues to design classes for specific needs and agencies. The Attorney General’s Office realizes the importance of agencies successfully working in partnership to develop effective prevention programs and strategies for students and campuses. Together, the Attorney General’s Office, the Florida Association of School Resource Officers (FASRO), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) have jointly provided a number of trainings throughout the years to meet those needs.

School Resource Officer Practitioner Designation (SROP)

The Attorney General’s Office awards a designation to experienced SROs who attend a minimum of 130 hours of juvenile-related courses through the FCPTI. This designation recognizes officers who demonstrate their commitment to the School Resource Officer program through the hours spent in furthering their education and knowledge. To earn the School Resource Officer Practitioner Designation, a participant must successfully complete the FCPTI 40-hour SRO Basic Training course and then 90 hours of SRO instruction offered through FCPTI in the form of workshops and seminars.

To download a SRO Practitioner Designation Application, just click the link provided.SRO Practitioner Designation Application

"NEW" - Florida SRO Specialist

The “SRO Specialist” recognizes those SROs who have earned 88 hours of juvenile-related training from the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute (FCPTI). There are two curriculum paths to this recognition.

I. Option = 88 hours

40 hour SRO Basic Training class
24 hour SRO Intermediate Training
24 hour SRO Advanced


II. Option = 88 hours

FASRO Conference (required) - please refer to your certificate for applicable hours.
Participants may select any combination of FCPTI juvenile-related training classes that will equal the remaining balance for a total of 88 hours.

To download a SRO Specialist Application, just click the link provided.
SRO Specialist Application

F.A.S.R.O Annual Conference

Florida Association of School Resource Officers  Website
FASRO Annual Training Conference

For more information and to register visit: http://www.fasro.net

Special certificates and designations earned through the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute (FCPTI)
should not be construed as a "Certification" from the Attorney General's Office.