As mandated by Georgia law, all jail officers must complete the 80-hour training program in order to earn certification through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST).
Step 1: Employment
Students must be employed with a public safety agency to attend the Basic Jail Officer Training course and should have their training officer enroll them in the program after completing the POST application.
Step 2: POST Application
Students who wish to enroll in the Basic Jail Officer Program must complete a POST application, which can be done online.
Step 3: Registration
Registration is required for those attending the course and can be done online.
Step 4: POSTFORM-2 (P2) Number
A POSTFORM-2 (P2) number must be issued and documented on the student’s POST record at least 10 business days prior to being accepted to or attending the course. For those attending at a regional academy, please submit the registration to the academy for students who have been issued a POSTFORM-2 (P2) number no later than 10 business days prior to the start date of the course.