School Resource Officer Certificate Program
The School Resource Officer Certificate Program is designed specifically for sworn law enforcement officers assigned as School Resource Officers, who desire to increase their training, experience, and credentials. The courses selected for the program recognize that an SRO is often required to perform traditional patrol responsibilities in addition to their school-related duties.
Program Requirements (Effective 4/2022)
The total requirement for the completion of the program is 400 class hours, as noted on certificates.
|Required Core Courses (120 hours):|
|School Resource Officer Training||40|
|School Resource Officer Ethics (Web-based)||32|
|Advanced SRO Survival||24|
|Community Oriented Policing||24|
|Elective Course Options (280 hours needed):|
|Crime Prevention Specialist Part 1||16|
|Crime Prevention Specialist Part 2||24|
|Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design||32|
|Criminal Investigation: Interviews and Interrogations||40|
|Criminal Investigations through Traffic Law Enforcement||24|
|Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)||40|
|DARE Instructor Training||80|
|De-escalation Principals and Practice||16|
|General Criminal Investigations||40|
|K-9 Legal Issues||16|
|Mental Health First Aid||12|
|NC School Resource Officer’s Association Training Conference||32|
|Officer Safety/Readiness Training||40|
|Police Law Institute (NCJA sponsored and may be taken at any location)||76|
|Solo Active Shooter Response Conditioning||24|
|Solo Officer Rapid Deployment||16|
|T.R.R.U.T.H. – Taking Race Relations and Understanding to Heart||16|
|Use of Force Decision Making||40|
|Youth Mental Health First Aid||8|
- The program will accept up to 30% (120 hours) of courses not instructed or sponsored by the NCJA to fulfill the elective requirements. Accepted outside courses will be approved at the discretion of the program coordinator.
- All courses must be taken within 10 years of the completion of the program.
- Officers will be responsible for maintaining documentation of their progress in the certificate program. Certificates and ongoing documentation other than the initial application will not be maintained on file at the Academy until the officer has completed the program.
- Certificates will be issued quarterly.
Please contact the program administrator with any comments or questions.
Scott Grantham, Program Coordinator
Campus: (910) 525-4151
Direct: (910) 926-6022