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Our Mission

The National Sheriffs' Association is dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice public safety and law enforcement so that they may perform their jobs in the best possible manner and better serve the people of their cities, counties or jurisdictions. Learn More learn more arrow

Jail Officer Training & Certification Curriculum


Below are the possible Course Options for each Certification Program.  The Certification Board will consider additional trainings or courses on a case by case basis.  For additional curriculum information, click on the links below.      

Certified Jail Officer:


Certified Jail Supervisor:


Certified Jail Executive:

For additional information or questions visit the NSA Jail Certification Program webpage or contact NSA at 800.424.7827 x 320 or