If I can’t get my in-service hours in before my due date, is there a grace period before I lose my law enforcement certification?

  1. No, in-service training is required to be completed within the 2 year period following your last in-service completion.  Certifications expire on the due date.
  2. Officers who fail to comply with in-service training within the 2 years shall forfeit his office, upon receipt of notice. Such forfeiture shall create a vacancy in the office and all pay and allowances shall cease. (§ 9.1-115) 
  3. Failure to comply with mandated training requirements is grounds for decertification as a law enforcement or jail officer.  (§ 15.2-1707 (A)(v))