13E - General Instructor Entry-Level

General Course Information

Applications and fees must be received by DCJS and all applications and eligibility requirements must be met prior to course enrollment.

A confirmation will be issued to individuals with details regarding training session date and location.

Application Type:  Initial General Instructor and General Instructor Development Entry-level Training applications (Must Submit On-line. Please Click Here)

Course Description: Required entry-level training for Virginia DCJS Certified General Instructors

The General Instructor Development course is an intensive 40-hour course conducted over five (5) days with approximately 20 hours of additional after-hours work.  The course consists of five primary subject areas:

  • Adult learning
  • Role of the instructor
  • Lesson preparation
  • Presentation
  • Application

Candidates must be able to complete daily assignments in a timely manner and meet all course goals and objectives.  Candidates will be required to research and develop a complete lesson plan for their 20-30 minute presentation on their assigned topic. 

Training Schedule: Please select the DCJS Compliance Agent/Instructor In-Classroom Trainings link for the course schedule.

View the Instructor Information link for more information.