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The Office of Professional Learning Reviews

Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with PLR credits from New Jersey's Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) training.

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 18 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing New Jersey's Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) 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)

Direct Care Staff
TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Introduction to Adolescent Psychology2PSY-34211/1/2001-12/31/2014 AOJ.NJ.DC
Introduction to Juvenile Justice2SOC-24211/1/2001-12/31/2014 AOJ.NJ.DC
Introduction to Security2AOJ-13111/1/2001-12/31/2014 AOJ.NJ.DC
Introduction to Treatment of the Offender3AOJ-32311/1/2001-12/31/2014 AOJ.NJ.DC
Juvenile Correctional Police Officers, Basic Course for
TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Introduction to Criminal Justice3AOJ-1027/1/1996-6/30/2013 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Physical Fitness, CPR, First Aid2AOJ-1587/1/1996-6/30/2013 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Police Firearms I1AOJ-1807/1/1996-6/30/2013 AOJ.NJ.JCO
New Jersey Criminal Code3AOJ-2567/1/1996-6/30/2013 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Juvenile Justice Process3AOJ-3647/1/1996-6/30/2013 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Professional Development1AOJ-26306/2013 - 05/2021 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Human Relations3AOJ-36206/2013 - 05/2021 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Law3AOJ-31006/2013 - 05/2021 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Legal Aspects of Arrest, Search & Seizure and Use of Force3AOJ-35706/2013 - 05/2021 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Medical Issues and Physical Conditioning3AOJ-15806/2013 - 05/2021 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Weaponry and Unarmed Defense1AOJ-18006/2013 - 05/2021 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Correctional Security Concepts3AOJ-32006/2013 - 05/2021 AOJ.NJ.JCO
Investigations1AOJ-14006/2013 - 05/2021 AOJ.NJ.JCO

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

    To request an official student record be sent to the Thomas Edison State University Registrar, contact: Loraine Mercantante, P.O. Box 381 Sea Girt Avenue, Sea Girt, NJ 08750. Phone: 732.974.4341. Email:


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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