Jail Academy Details

Group Jail Academy Graduates
Why enroll in Jail Officer Academy?

- Solid earning potential – $21.24 median hourly wage (Source: Emsi  -
- Short program – only 2 classes (6 total credits) to earn your credential
- Flexible option – choose the part-time or full-time program
- Job satisfaction - serve your community by keeping residents safe
- Smart start to a degree – all credits transfer to the Criminal Justice Professional Studies associate degree

Course Information:

This 160-hour Department of Justice course presents the learner with the necessary training to become certified as a jail officer in the state of Wisconsin.

Our Next Offering:

Full-Time: January 6 - February 7, 2020
Application Deadline: December 2, 2019
This class will run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for 5 weeks

Full-Time: July 13 - August 14, 2020
Application Deadline: June 8, 2020
This class will run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for 5 weeks

Are you a self-sponsored applicant?

What are the requirements to apply?

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Criminal Background Check

  • Proof of United States Citizenship with original birth certificate or other document approved by the Department of Justice

  • 18 years of age

Self-sponsored applicants will receive the Jail Academy application packet upon request. Please return all application materials as indicated in the packet. Students in this track will earn six Associate Degree-level credits which will lead to completion of the Jail Academy Pathway Certificate. These six credits can also be transferred to the Criminal Justice - Professional Studies Associate Degree.

Are you a sponsored applicant?

All sponsored students must have their agency representative contact Kysa Walter via email to request a spot in the class.


For other inquiries contact Kysa Walter at 1-800-422-6982 ext. 2627 or