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Certification Program for Jail Managers: Handbook for Candidates

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17 pages
This handbook explains the voluntary certification process for jail managers, presents sample questions and answers from the certification examination, and explains recertification and loss of certification.
The text notes that the Jail Manager Certification Commission and the American Jail Association promote the concept of voluntary certification for all jail managers. Additional sections outline the purposes of certification, the steps involved in earning the Certified Jail Manager designation, the certification and examination fees, the examination dates and locations, and the examination application deadlines. Further sections explain examination rules, admission to testing, the examination schedule, the examination content and weighting, the pass/fail standard, recertification, loss of certification, and revocation of certification. Form on which to obtain a background form and apply to become a candidate for Certified Jail Manager