Certifications & Trainings


Court and Judicial Security Certification [UPDATE COMING SOON!]

With the increased pressure in the courts to provide security for your judges and all who pass through your courthouse doors, your staff needs to be well trained.  NSA, in cooperation with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Corrections Academy, provides training opportunities and professional designation for your staff in five levels.

Jail Certification [UPDATE COMING SOON!]

NSA, in cooperation with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Corrections Academy, has created the Jail Certification Program to provide professional designation to jail officers, supervisors, administrators and sheriffs who possess the requisite understanding, knowledge, skills, experience and abilities to function to the level of their achieved certification.

Criminal Investigator Certificate [UPDATE COMING SOON!]

The NSA has partnered with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to provide Law Enforcement Professionals with a nationally recognized standalone certificate for Criminal Investigators.  This certificate indicates that you have advanced your knowledge and skills related to your profession.


Oral Fluid Roadside Screening Webinar

Responsibility.org, the National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving (NASID), and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) have partnered to bring you information on oral fluid screening. 


Court Security Training

NSA has long provided education for maintaining courthouse security and guarding the courthouse workgroup, citizens and users of the judicial system.

Emerging Leadership

NSA and the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS) provide online leadership education for sheriffs and their staff through the National Command & Staff College.

Jail Correspondence Training Programs

Correspondence courses are available for both the jail officer and jail supervisor. Through independent study, participants learn about what is needed to carry out their duties.

National Command & Staff College

The National Command & Staff College (NCSC), a partnership between the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS), the NSA, the National Tactical Officers Association and the Center for Police Leadership & Ethics (CPLE) is a dynamic learning experience that uses online, small group, and cohort residency based learning modes to add to the leadership skill sets of each participant.

Tourist-Oriented Policing for Community Order, Protection and Safety (TOP-COPS Training)

Tourism is big business for many cities, towns, and counties. Communities that depend on tourism must have law enforcement officers that are specially trained on preventing and fighting crimes in their tourism areas.