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The Office of Professional Learning Review

Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with PLR credits from the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) training.

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 45 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) training. A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful training completion. If you completed your training outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.

The training components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)

NJDOC Basic Course for Corrections Officers (Apprenticeship)
Credits
TESU Course
Equivalent
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Functional Area 1 - Professional Development3CAR-10204/01/2010 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 3 - Human Relations3PSY-26004/01/2010 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 6 - Communications1AOJ-11504/01/2010 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 8 - Emergency Medical Care1EMT-11104/01/2010 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 9 - Weaponry and Unarmed Defense4AOJ-18004/01/2010 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 10 - Correctional Security Concepts3AOJ-11104/01/2010 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 2 - Criminal Justice System; Functional Area 4 - Law; Functional Area 11 - Investigations3AOJ-10204/01/2010 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 2 - Criminal Justice System Function Area 5 - Legal Aspects of Arrest Functional Area 11 - Investigations2AOJ-14204/01/2010 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 12 - Physical Conditioning2AOJ-15804/01/2010 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 13 - Agency Training3AOJ-27304/01/2010 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.NJCORR
NJDOC Instructor Training Course
Credits
TESU Course
Equivalent
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
American Safety and Health Institute Instructor Development Course 1HEA-10407/01/2018 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.HEART
Defensive Tactics and Baton Instructor's Course 3AOJ-114 07/01/2018 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.DEFENS
Firearms Instructor's Course 3AOJ-180 07/01/2018 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.FRARMS
Methods of Instruction Course 3EDU-104 07/01/2018 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.INSTR
Physical Conditioning Instructor's Course 2AOJ-158 07/01/2018 - 03/06/2022 AOJ.PHYSCL
American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid Course 1HEA-10404/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.HEART
Counter-Terrorism Training - Train the Trainer Course 3HLS-200 04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.TERROR
Defensive Tactics and Baton Instructor's Course 3AOJ-114 04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.DEFENS
Firearms Instructor's Course 3AOJ-180 04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.FRARMS
Interpersonal Communications Instructor's Course 2EDU-101 04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.INTCOM
Methods of Instruction Course 3EDU-104 04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.INSTR
Both NJSA 2C and Arrest, Search & Seizure- Train the Trainer Course and Perimeter Security Officer - Train the Trainer Course 3AOJ-251 04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.ARREST
Physical Conditioning Instructor's Course 2AOJ-158 04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.PHYSCL

*If you completed your training before April 2010 you may still be eligible for credit based on a review from the American Council on Education's CREDIT program. Refer to https://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=transcripts.main for further information.

What can I study? top of page


 

How do I get started? top of page

  • Submit documentation of successful completion

    The State of New Jersey, Department of Corrections issues a certificate of completion to the apprentice trainee upon graduation and to instructors at the end of each course. A notarized copy of each certificate of completion will be accepted as official documentation. Students should download and submit this cover sheet along with the notarized documentation.


 

Can I transfer PLR credit to another institution? top of page

If you are seeking to transfer the PLR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.


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