North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Sovereign Citizens

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

Who Should Attend:

All law enforcement officers, investigators and related personnel who may prevent or respond to a domestic terrorist act.

Course Goal:

To provide the student an understanding of sovereign theories and the underlying histories. Students will also be aware of common language, symbols, and groups associated with sovereign citizens.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
. Define the term “sovereign citizen”
. List two areas of common ground present between sovereign citizens and the class
. List the history of the sovereign citizen movement and the two general categories of sovereign citizen groups
. Define and list the four philosophies common to the sovereign groups who believe the United States to be a corporation and their interpretation of the 14th Amendment
. List symbols, writings and general characteristics used by sovereign citizens both in their verbal tactics and their writings
. Define the gold standard and mission of the US Federal Reserve
. List the six most active sovereign citizen groups in North Carolina and incidents of violence involving sovereign citizens which have occurred since 2010
. Define paper terrorism and give examples of each
. List the steps of the redemption process 
. Describe the sovereign and mainstream view of House Joint Resolution 192.


This course will employ lecture, discussion and analysis.  The course will have extensive use of video clips, videos and PowerPoint slides.


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Course Coordinator:

Doug Robinson

Length of Course:

One day - 8 hours

 CICP Credit