This certification is for line level staff and all corrections officers. It can be used as a basic training program by a facility and covers basic jail officer responsibilities with a comprehensive examination with each required course. The fee for certification covers the certification costs only. All training required toward certification must be paid for separately, including DACOTA Online Training. If you're interested in also getting started with DACOTA, contact us by clicking here.
- Minimum of 40 total NIJO certified training hours (20 Credit Hours of Required Areas of Focus and 20 Elective Credit Hours) and corresponding testing. This can be met through:
- NIJO DACOTA online courses (Access to DACOTA is separate and is NOT included in the cost of Certification.)
Work Experience: No minimums required
REGISTER & PAYComplete registration form (to the right) and make payment for certification (PLEASE NOTE: The cost of Certification process DOES NOT include access to the DACOTA Online Training Platform. If you are interested in gaining access to DACOTA, please complete an interest form here.)
EMAIL RECEIPT/APPLICATIONAfter submitting your registration and payment, you will receive your payment receipt and the Certification Application Form.
RECORD TRAININGBegin tracking "LEGAL-BASED" (NIJO-Approved) training. All reported training needs to be accrued after the date you have registered and paid for certification. Exceptions may be approved if training was completed within a 6 month period prior to your initial certification registration. Legal-Based training is training that includes case law that is taught based on facts, avoiding political correctness and bias. DACOTA and all NIJO Instructors, JAILCON Conferences and all NIJO training seminars and academies are pre-approved for certification credit because of our rigorous instructor vetting process. Other training MUST be approved by submitting the following:
- Instructor CV
- All training materials
- All tests with 100% Score
SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONOnce you have completed all of the required training to qualify for the intended NIJO Certification level, submit your application to: [email protected]
NO REFUNDS: Due to the nature and length of the time required to complete the certification process, there will be NO REFUNDS given on Certification Registration Fees for all levels. If at any time you should have any questions about the requirements, approved training, or anything else, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or by calling (801) 810-JAIL (5245).