North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Advanced SRO Survival

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


School Resource Officer Training

Who Should Attend:

All certified law enforcement officers who are currently assigned as a School Resource

Course Goal:

To provide additional skills for the school resource officer by building on the fundamentals learned in initial school resource officer training.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss de-escalation strategies and sound decision making skills for school resource officers.
  2. Identify characteristics of weapon concealment and pre-assault behaviors.
  3. Discuss casualty care skills including the ability to properly apply a tourniquet.
  4. Given a survey instrument, evaluate school security vulnerability including special operation planning.
  5. Discuss procedures and tactics for dealing with incidents occurring on school buses in a practical setting.
  6. Utilizing a firearms training simulator and force on force training scenarios, demonstrate and articulate the proper use or non-use of force.


This course will employ conference, discussion and practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

Students must successfully score 70% or higher on a final written exam and pass all practical exercises. All practical exercises are pass or fail with the opportunity for remediation for failures.

Special Concerns:

This course will employ training simulator and force-on-force practical exercises. The following items are required of students: Issued duty gear; athletic type shoes suitable for use on mats; body armor; long sleeve shirt; gloves and appropriate weather gear. Special protective gear will be provided by the Academy.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (online, traditional, web-based) on our North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.





Course Coordinator:

Scott Grantham

Length of Course:

24 hours - 3 days

SROCP Credit

Directions to Salemburg & Edneyville