Detention Officer Certification

The Detention Officer Certification Course course has been researched and contains the most current information available for detention officers.

The Commission mandated 174-hour course takes approximately 5 weeks to complete and concludes with a comprehensive written exam. Upon successful completion of the course, the new detention officer will be eligible to be certified as a detention officer in North Carolina.

There are more than 50 accredited DOCC delivery sites in North Carolina. They include community colleges, sheriff’s offices, and the North Carolina Justice Academy.

Additional Resources


DOCC Advisory Group

DOCC Revision Committee Policy

For previous year’s minutes please contact Michael Cummings

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If you have questions, please contact Amanda Stephenson.

NOTE: The below button is for designated school directors and qualified assistants. If you are an instructor, please contact your school director for materials and updates.


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