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3. In-Service Training Opportunities

Certified school security officers are required to obtain 16 hours of job-related training, including at least one legal topic, as ongoing professional development during their 2-year certification period. You can find all available training opportunities on the VCSCS Training Page or by searching "VCS" on your DCJS Benchmark account. At the conclusion of a training course, an SSO will receive a Certificate of Attendance that can be used towards their recertification hours.


Please note: DCJS does not maintain a record of the number of hours an SSO currently has while working towards their recertification. It is the responsibility of the SSO to ensure the minimum training hours have been met prior to their certification expiring.