New Corrections Officer Training

New employee training for corrections officers is required by statute (Public Act 415) and Department policy. The training curriculum prepares a participant to become certified as a Correctional Officer under the Michigan Correctional Officers Training Council standards. The training curriculum covers a broad range of correctional topics such as communication skills, searches, use of force, self-defense, and first aid/CPR.


The new employee training for corrections officers program consists of a 320 Hour Corrections Training Program followed by a two month On-the-Job Training Program. The On-the-Job Training Program is completed at the correctional facility where the new corrections officer has been assigned.