200-Hour Jail Academy - May 20-June 25, 2024

In the 200-Hour Jail Academy you will learn:

  • Key concepts and requirements underlying county jail operations and an introduction to the role of the jail officer as a corrections professional.
  • Issues covered include the purposes and goals for county jails, and the role of state and national standards for jail operations.
  • The professional responsibilities of a jail officer.

This course also features an overview of the curriculum and premises of the basic jail officer training course. This 5-week course is open to both pre-service and hired jail officers and is offered one time per year during the summer.

Minimum Qualifications

Please verify that you have met the following minimum qualifications as set forth in Wisconsin State Statute and Chapter LES 2, of Wisconsin Administrative Code:

  • I am or will be at least 18 years of age by the completion of training.
  • I possess a general educational development diploma or am a high school graduate who has completed a secondary education program through a public school, private school, an equivalency diploma program, or home education program within the United States or its territories.
  • I have not been convicted of a federal felony, or of any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony.


The cost of the Jail Academy is approximately $TBD + CPR books + uniforms.

This is a non-degree certification and is not eligible for Financial Aid.

Steps for Entering The Jail Academy

  1. Gather, Download, and Complete Information

    Before Applying, download and complete the following documents. You will be asked to supply these completed documents within the application.

    Application Documents

    Your current status determines what documentation you need to supply in the online application. Selecting your status will display the documents you need to download and complete.

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  2. Submit Application and Documents

    Submit Documents Here

    Deadline to apply is March 22, 2024.

  3. Schedule Your Interview

    Interviews will be held April 12, 2024.

2024 Academy Schedule

Once you have applied, passed your interview, and passed the fitness test you will be allowed in the Academy.

  • Mandatory Academy Orientation: May 6, 2024
  • Academy Start Date: May 20, 2024
  • Academy End Date: June 25, 2024

The Academy is scheduled to run 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.