NSA Center for Public Safety

National Sheriffs' Association LogoThe National Sheriffs’ Association Center for Public Safety is dedicated to enhancing jail operations in the United States by providing training, current events and resources.

Through a partnership with Columbia Southern University, the online training is offered to meet requirements for various certifications offered through the NSA Institute for Jail Operations.

The Jail Certification Program was created to provide professional designation to jail officers, supervisors, administrators and sheriffs who possess the requisite understanding, knowledge, skills, experience and abilities to function at the level of their achieved certification.

Course Offerings:

Jail Operations (CJC 2050): The Jail Operations Management course is designed to provide the jail officer with critical management techniques for the successful operation of a jail prison.

Cost of Course: $200
Register for CJC 2050, Jail Operations Management

Jail Management Supervisor (CJC 2051): The First and Second Line Supervisor Training course is designed to provide supervisory training and management principles for jail officers who wish to advance to a supervisory position. The training focuses on supervisor responsibilities, policies, and the legal rights of inmates and employees in a jail setting.

Cost of Course: $200
Register for CJC 2051, Jail Management Supervisor

Jail Evacuation (CJC 2052): Jail Evacuation is designed to address the needs of sheriffs and jail commanders who might encounter a situation in which their jail must be evacuated. The course provides background information on terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Exercise and discussion are designed to support and guide participants through the learning process, required to develop a jail evacuation plan.

Cost of Course: $50
Register for CJC 2052, Jail Evacuation

Learn more about the National Sheriffs’ Association Center for Public Safety.


Terms for Payments, Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions:

All tuition payments must be paid in full upon 14 business days of registration confirmation. Failure to pay by this time period will result in the forfeiture of your registration. You may re-register as long as enrollment is still available.

Cancellations must be made up to 30 days before the event start date. Columbia Southern University will refund half your paid tuition in this time frame. Any cancellations made less than 30 days of the event start date is nonrefundable. Full refunds will be given at Columbia Southern University’s discretion. Any refund issued will be done by the same method of tuition payment.

*Documentation may be required for cancellation.

Columbia Southern University reserves the right to cancel any event that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. Should this occur, we will call registered participants to reschedule. If the alternative event is not convenient for you, a full refund will be issued. Columbia Southern University’s liability is solely limited to refunding of event tuition payments.

Substitutions may be made up to one week of the event start date. The substitute must meet the specific qualifications of the event in order to attend. The participant, or representative, is responsible for providing Columbia Southern University with the substitute’s information.

Any event hosted or sponsored by Columbia Southern University is subject to change. This includes -but is not limited to- the event facility, agenda, and instructors /presenters. If applicable, participants will be notified of changes before event start date.

*Please contact ContinuingEd@columbiasouthern.edu if you have any questions about these terms.