Certificate of Proficiency in Jail Standards
Arkansas Tech University

Program Details

The online Certificate of Proficiency in Jail Standards program prepares students for entry-level employment in detention facilities or corrections settings and provides the opportunity to be certified as “Jailers.”  You will gain the knowledge and skills required by Arkansas Criminal Detention Standards and these skills and credits earned can then be applied to further education in the Law Enforcement field.  Required courses are:

  • Introduction to Law Enforcement 
  • Ethics in Law Enforcement
  • Jail Standards


  • Completion of high school or equivalent
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative high school GPA, or GED score of 600
  • Official transcripts
  • ACT/SAT or ACCUPLACER college entrance scores

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission