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The Office of Professional Learning Reviews

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)
TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Functional Area 1 - Professional Development3CAR-10204/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 3 - Human Relations3PSY-26004/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 6 - Communications1AOJ-11504/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 8 - Emergency Medical Care1EMT-11104/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 9 - Weaponry and Unarmed Defense4AOJ-18004/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 10 - Correctional Security Concepts3AOJ-11104/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 2 - Criminal Justice System; Functional Area 4 - Law; Functional Area 11 - Investigations3AOJ-10204/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 2 - Criminal Justice System Function Area 5 - Legal Aspects of Arrest Functional Area 11 - Investigations2AOJ-14204/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 12 - Physical Conditioning2AOJ-15804/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.NJCORR
Functional Area 13 - Agency Training3AOJ-27304/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.NJCORR
NJDOC Instructor Training Course
TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid Course1HEA-10404/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.HEART
Counter-Terrorism Training - Train the Trainer Course3HLS-20004/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.TERROR
Defensive Tactics and Baton Instructor's Course3AOJ-11404/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.DEFENS
Firearms Instructor's Course3AOJ-18004/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.FRARMS
Interpersonal Communications Instructor's Course2EDU-10104/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.INTCOM
Methods of Instruction Course3EDU-10404/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.INSTR
Both NJSA 2C and Arrest, Search & Seizure- Train the Trainer Course and Perimeter Security Officer - Train the Trainer Course3AOJ-25104/01/2010 - 06/30/2018 AOJ.ARREST
Physical Conditioning Instructor's Course2AOJ-15804/01/2010 - 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 for further information.

Note: Students may apply these PLR credits at Thomas Edison State University to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source. Degree programs related to your PLR credits are listed next under “What can I study?”

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.

If you would like to request a copy of the PLR report for a particular organization or credential, please email your request to and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your complete mailing address
  • Name of Reviewed Organization or Credential
  • Date you completed course(s), program, or credential

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