Certification Overview

DCJS oversees the specific steps
required for certification and

Completion of those steps must also adhere to certain timeframes.
Information is outlined in the Code of Virginia.
Certification Process by Role
Choose a role to find the certification criteria:


Quick Reference

The Training and Certification Electronic Records (TRACER) allows agencies to review and check for accuracy of information for their personnel. TRACER also monitors compliance with training requirements by criminal justice personnel.


The Statewide Standards of Conduct are under development. Check here for the latest updates.

Out-of-State Officer Transfer

Law enforcement agencies in Virginia welcome officer experience from other states. Currently employed law enforcement professionals from outside of Virginia who wish to transfer may qualify for a partial training waiver, allowing you to get to work faster.