Detention Officer Certification

The Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) is a 172-hour course for any individual that is seeking employment and/or certification as a detention officer at a local confinement facility, county jail, or regional confinement facility. The course is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and essential skills to function as an entry level detention officer.

This course is governed by the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

This certification course is held depending on need from area Sheriff’s Offices. Classes are normally evening classes scheduled Monday – Thursday 6-10pm, and Saturdays 8am-5pm. The Detention Officer Certification exam will be administered on the last day of class.