North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Criminal Justice Standards Certification Workshop

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April 25-26, 2017 Smithfield
September 13-14, 2017 Morehead City
October 25-26, 2017 Shelby

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Police chiefs, executive staff, and criminal justice personnel responsible for processing agency and officer paperwork to be submitted to Criminal Justice Standards Division and/or conducting pre-employment background investigations of applicants/certified employees to ensure they meet and maintain minimum employment and retention standards. 

Course Goal:

To provide information to law enforcement agencies on the various sections and functions of the Criminal Justice Standards Division including specifics on paperwork, investigations, and training. 

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with information received during the instructional period: 
  • Describe the composition of the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and relate the purpose of the Criminal Justice Standards Division. 
  • Discuss various Criminal Justice Standards forms, how to successfully complete those forms and describe other important steps in the certification process. 
  • Identify certification requirements through discussion of various Criminal Justice Standards forms. 
  • Discuss the review process for possible violations and explain how the probable cause process of the Criminal Justice Commission works. 
  • Define Company and Campus Police requirements. 
  • Describe the duties of the Criminal Justice Standards Field Representatives. 
  • Discuss the requirements of mandated in-service training. 
  • Explain the Professional Certificate program administered by the Criminal Justice Standards Division.


This course employs lecture and class discussion. 

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions.

Special Concerns: 

Prerequisite: In order for you to register for this course, we must receive from your police chief the Written Endorsement to Attend Training form: Written Endorsement to Attend Training.


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Course Coordinator:

Kristi Jernigan

Length of Course:

Two days (11 hours)