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2024 Correctional Safety Officer Certificate Program

Dates: October 28 - November 1, 2024

Meets: M, Tu, W, Th and F from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Perkins Building 302

OSHA Regular: $850.00

Correctional Safety Officer Certificate Program
40-Hour Program (4.0 CEU’s)
This 40-hour program is designed specifically for safety/fire officers working inside a correctional setting. The program will include related general industry standards as well as a review of the American Correctional Association standards related to fire and safety which are critical in preparing for ACA accreditation. This program recognizes the challenges faced by Safety Officers as they comply with OSHA Standards, ACA Standards, and the individual policies and procedures of their correctional institution. The program is based upon a job analysis completed with high performing incumbent workers in the Correctional Safety Officer position.

Objectives of the Program:

After successfully completing the program, participants will be able to:

- Explain the duties of the Fire/Safety Officer specifically as they relate to ACA accreditation and OSHA compliance;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the OSHA Standards, relative to a corrections setting;
- Assist their agencies in preparing for audits and inspections;
- Locate safety standard violations and conduct a hazard violation workshop;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Standards around fire protection and suppression systems and confined space areas;
- Effectively use the ACA Accreditation manual as well as the OSHA General Industry Comprehensive Federal Regulations manual.


Testing Policy: To successfully complete the standards course, the student must pass a knowledge test. A Letter of Attendance will be issued to students who do no pass the test or re-test. - The Knowledge Test consists of 35 multiple-choice questions. Student must achieve a minimum of 29 out of 35 points. Students will have one opportunity to re-test as necessary.
Fee: $850.00

Perkins Building 302

Richmond, Kentucky

James Bastin James Bastin is currently the Assistant Chief of Operations at the Blue Grass Army Depot Fire Department. Mr. Bastin comes from a diverse military background serving as EMT, Firefighter, Fire & Life Safety Inspector among other duties. Mr. Bastin is also a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Fire and Safety Engineering Program.

Date Day Time Location
10/28/2024Monday8:30 AM to 5 PM Perkins Building 302
10/29/2024Tuesday8:30 AM to 5 PM Perkins Building 302
10/30/2024Wednesday8:30 AM to 5 PM Perkins Building 302
10/31/2024Thursday8:30 AM to 5 PM Perkins Building 302
11/01/2024Friday8:30 AM to 5 PM Perkins Building 302


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