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).

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.

Students who wish to enroll in the Basic Jail Officer Program must complete a POST application, which can be done online.

Registration is required for those attending the course and can be done online.

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.


Contact the Basic Training Division at GPSTC’s main campus in Forsyth, GA or the Regional Academy you’d like to attend.

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Welcome to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC), the state’s premier training facility for all state and local public safety-related units of government including police officers, firefighters, 911 operators, coroners, emergency management officers, rescue officers, jail officers and other emergency service personnel.

With a focus on developing the best public safety training possible, we offer hundreds of top-notch courses for personnel of all levels, across multiple fields of expertise. Several of our programs have received national recognition. We invite you to discover all that GPSTC has to offer.

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