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. Upon 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.
Class runs Monday through Friday beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at various times.
Class will be held at the Morgan Center, on our Scotland County Campus in Laurinburg.
*Fee waived for anyone employed as a detention officer holding a sponsorship from a detention center.