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Detention Officer Certification

The Detention Officer Certification class is a mandated 174-hour course that takes approximately 5 weeks to complete and concludes with a comprehensive written exam. Correctional officer in a prison settingUpon successful completion of the course, the new detention officer will be eligible to be certified as a detention officer in North Carolina. Developed by the North Carolina Justice Academy, the course includes the most current information available for detention officers. 

Upcoming Class

Next Class Dates: TBD

Class begins at 8 a.m. and ends at various times.

Cost: $180*

*Fee waived for anyone employed as a detention officer holding a sponsorship from a detention center.

For more information, or to sign up contact:

Percy Crutchfield
Director of Public Safety Training
phone: (910) 410-1708
Office Location: DeWitt Building Room 103

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