Detention Officer Certification Course

The Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) should be taken by students seeking certification for employment as a Detention Officer.  DOCC was developed to train students to overcome their inexperience and function as Detention Officer upon successful completion. DOCC is governed by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The North Carolina State Detention Officer Certification exam is administered on the last day of the course.

DOCC is offered throughout the year as both a day course and as a night course and consists of 175 hours of instruction. The day course meets Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for 5 weeks; while the night course meets Monday – Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. for 10 weeks. Weekend classes are required occasionally in both the day and night courses; Saturday and Sunday hours vary.