How to Apply to BLET Academy

Cadet positions in Wake Tech's Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Academy are highly competitive, with only 28 students accepted for each class. Applicants must have a good driving record and a clean criminal record. 

To apply, you must complete these steps:

1: Take a mandatory reading comprehension test
North Carolina law requires all students, regardless of education level, to take a reading comprehension test within one year of the class start date and score at or above the 10th-grade level. There are no make-up dates.

  • To register for the test, complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from the BLET office with the date and time of your exam at the Public Safety Education Campus. Your driver’s license will be checked before you take the test. If it does not match the information you provided on the test reservation, you will not be allowed to take the test.

2: Attend an information session
The session will immediately follow your reading test, and you can obtain a registration packet at the end of the session.

3: Turn in a completed registration packet at the mandatory orientation session
The paperwork in your registration packet is required for acceptance into the academy. All items on the registration checklist must be turned in.

4: Attend mandatory orientation
Academy orientation at the Public Safety Education Campus covers rules, regulations, forms and other important information, including tuition and fees. Arrive at least 15 minutes early – latecomers will not be allowed to participate.


Reading comprehension exam registration

For information, email Amy Kunkle at [email protected].

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