I am a former law enforcement officer in Virginia. How long does my certification last after I leave employment?

  1. All DCJS certifications expire on the date of departure from a criminal justice agency.  Employment is required for certification.
  2. This includes all types of criminal justice certifications under DCJS purview (jail officer, DOC correctional officer, etc.).
  3. See FAQ 2. for reinstatement procedures for former Virginia Certified law enforcement officers.