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NSA has created the Jail Certification Program to provide professional designation to jail officers, supervisors, administrators and sheriffs who possess the requisite understanding, knowledge, skills, experience and abilities to function to the level of their achieved certification.
The Advisory Board was established a thorough analysis of primary functions and knowledge of jail operations and administration management for each designated certification, combining experience and education coupled with testing to ensure comprehension of critical areas of focus. The Advisory Board will consider trainings or courses not listed under the specific requirements to meet the certified hours requirements on a case-by-case basis.
Areas of focus include:
To apply for certification, please log in as an NSA member and then click on Event Registration. Choose your Certification from the list provided.
Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to you with the applications necessary for each certification. Mail all certification materials to:
Alexandria, VA 22314
Once Certification is complete, the recipient will receive a certificate via email, be listed on NSA’s web site and in Sheriff and Deputy magazine, and be recognized at the next NSA Annual Conference.
If you do not complete the certification process or are not approved for the certification, no refund will be given.
All applicants, regardless of level, must possess the following requirements:
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For all officers, including line level staff. It can be used as a basic training program and covers jail officer responsibilities, chapter and comprehensive examination and certificate upon completion.
For all jail supervisors and jail administrators. Based on case law, liability, personnel management, planning and preparation and jail operations, CJS curriculum primary focus is running constitutional jails.
For all sheriffs, jail administrators and supervisors. Based on case law, liability, personnel management, planning and preparation and jail operations, CJS curriculum requires more knowledge and experience to focus on running constitutional jails.
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