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Certificate of Proficiency in Jail Standards

The Certificate of Proficiency in Jail Standards is a course of study that will prepare students for entry-level employment in the detention facility or corrections setting in the State of Arkansas.  Students in this course will be provided knowledge and skills required by Arkansas Criminal Detention Standards.

Students who successfully complete 90% of all classes and laboratories, earn a grade of 70% or better, and pass a criminal background check (no felony convictions), will also have the opportunity to be certified as a "Jailer" by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (CLEST). Students will be responsible for cost of criminal background check.

This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Law Enforcement and the Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Law Enforcement.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

To receive a Certificate of Proficiency, application must be made to the Office of Student Services. Students must be currently enrolled to request a Certificate of Proficiency be awarded.