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Page Title: Professional Certification Program

Certified Corrections Officer (CCO)

Who should take the CCO exam?

This category includes “line” personnel who work directly with offenders.

• Correctional Officers, Security Officers, Custodial Officers
• Corporals, Sergeants

What issues are included in a competency profile for corrections officers?

• Manage Offenders
• Control/Offender Movement
• Maintain Health, Safety and Sanitation/Communication
• Knowledge about Corrections
• General Skills/Equipment Control
• Ethics/Law

Qualifications: Education and Work Requirements

• HS/GED required
• One (1) year work experience in present position at the officer level.

CCO Certification Program Fee:

• ACA member: $140
• Non-ACA member: $175

Study Materials:

The study materials are priced separately from the program fee. Purchasing the study materials is NOT required but recommended to pass your examination. The resource materials are packaged together to sell at one low price. Click here to view the CCO Certification Packet price and view the titles of the CCO study materials. You can order the materials online or by calling Customer Service 1-800-222-5646 ext 0129.

For more information, download the following files:

• CCP Manual Overview
• Study Guide (General)
• Certification Application
• Upcoming Certification Exam Sites
• ACA Member Application

Click here for information on the Certification Process

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