Court & Judicial Security Certification

Court Security

 

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To apply for certification, please log in as an NSA member and then click on Event Registration. Choose your Certification from the list provided.
Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to you with the applications necessary for each certificate.
If you do not complete the certification process or are not approved for the certificate, no refund will be given.

 

CSC1

Basic Court Security Certification
This level is the first of a three-part program. This level certifies that you are a court security professional and gets you started in training courses.
  • Requirements: Must be current NSA member, Join Now; must provide documented evidence of your job status and experience, and evidence of completion of Columbia Southern University course or certificate from NSA’s Court Security Training within twelve (12) months of formal application acceptance
  • Course Options: Must have completed one online court security course at Columbia Southern University or attended NSA’s two-day Court Security Training 
  • Work Experience: Must be employed in or honorably separated from a court security function; must have been employed at least 1 year in that function 
  • Subject to Court & Judicial Security Examination Board review and approval 
Fee $195

 

CSC2

Advanced Court Security Certification
This is the second level of certification. This will certify that you have advanced knowledge of all court security functions and have taken required courses.
  • Requirements: Must be current NSA member; must have completed the requirements for the Basic Certification; must provide evidence of completion of Columbia Southern University course within  twelve (12) months of formal application acceptance
  • Course Options: Must complete one additional online court security course at Columbia Southern University 
  • Work Experience: Must have been employed at least 2 years in that function 
  • Subject to Court & Judicial Security Examination Board review and approval 
Fee $345

 

CSC3

Master of Court Security Certification
This is the most advanced level of certification offered at this time. A Master of Court Security Certificate indicates that you have taken required courses and know how to use an audit in your office.
  • Requirements: Must be current NSA member; must have completed Basic and Advanced Certifications; must provide evidence of completion of one additional online court security course at Columbia Southern University; must perform court security audit using NSA provided forms and present findings in written form within  twenty-four  (24) months of formal application acceptance   
  • Course Options: Must complete one additional online court security course at Columbia Southern University 
  • Work Experience: Must have been employed at least 3 years in that function 
  • Subject to Court & Judicial Security Examination Board review and approval 
Fee $495

 

CSM

Court Security Manager
  • Requirements: Must be current NSA member; must provide a complete court and judicial security plan with Supervisor (if applicable) sign off; must exhibit proof of advanced education/coursework in related discipline* within  twenty-four  (24) months of formal application acceptance     
  • Work Experience: Must be a court security supervisor and provide proof of their role as such 
  • Subject to Court & Judicial Security Examination Board review and approval 

*Preference given to completion of court security curriculum at CSU.

Fee $695

 

CSE

Court Security Executive
  • Requirements: Must be current NSA member; must provide a complete court and judicial security plan with Supervisor (if applicable) sign off ; must exhibit proof of advanced education/coursework in related discipline* within  twenty-four  (24) months of formal application acceptance  
  • Work Experience: Must be an executive from the head of the court security function (if applicable) and provide, in writing, proof of their role as such 
  • Subject to Court & Judicial Security Examination Board review and approval 

*Preference given to completion of court security curriculum at CSU.

Fee $895

 

For more information contact:

800.424.7827 x 320 or hburgess@sheriffs.org