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Detention Officer Courses


The following are a list of courses that may be of interest to detention officers.  To see the available dates, you should refer to the North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal and click on the "Available Training" link on the right side. Note: All of these courses are not available each training cycle so keep checking back on the website.

  • Armed Detention Officer Course
  • Background Investigations
  • Basic Inmate Transport
  • Detention Field Training Officer
  • Detention Officer Certification
  • Developing Test Questions (Web-based)
  • Essential Skills for New Supervisors
  • First Line Supervision for Detention Supervisors
  • General Instructor Training
  • Hazardous Materials Instructor Update
  • In-Service Detention Instructor Update
  • Jail Administration 
  • Jail Resource Management
  • Jails As a Part of County Government 
  • Judicial and Court Security Threat Assessment Symposium 
  • Measuring Training Results (Web-based)
  • Specialized Firearms Instructor Training
  • Specialized Firearms Instructor Training Prequalification
  • Specialized Physical Fitness Instructor Prequalification
  • Specialized Physical Fitness Instructor Training
  • Specialized Subject Control/Arrest Techniques Instructor Training
  • Specialized Subject Control/Arrest Techniques Instructor Training Prequalification
  • Verbal Judo: Tactical Communication for the Criminal Justice Professional

Other Conferences/Trainings/Materials:

National Institute of Corrections Learn Center
NCJA Online Training - Online classes including In-Service Topics.