Vermont Correctional Academy
Welcome to the Vermont Correctional Academy home page. The Academy was established in the Fall of 1993 with the first class graduating on October 1st of that year. Our current program is 8 weeks long. The first week of the course is on site at the trainee's local correctional facility observing the duties and role of a correctional officer. The next five weeks of instruction is at the Vermont Department of Corrections' Training Center in Waterbury, learning the core skill sets of a corrections professional. After graduation the new correctional officer participates in eighty hours of on site training supervised by staff at their new facility.
The Vermont Correctional Academy is vital to the Department’s statutory mandate to establish training programs for new employees and to establish such in-service training programs as deemed advisable.
As an Academy we are responsible for developing training curriculum that will produce highly trained, professional, and competent staff throughout the department. To maintain a standard of excellence the Academy is dedicated to the development of curriculum and department furnished instructors. Academy curriculum is regularly reviewed, updated and revised to meet the needs of today’s corrections professional.
The Academy will prepare new staff for success in the corrections profession; enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of experienced staff and maintain a high standard of professionalism.
Photos from some of our Training Events
The Training Calendar of the Agency of Human Services.
Vermont Correctional Academy Rules and Regulations.
For more information about the Vermont Correctional Academy contact,
John Leibold 802-272-6849 Jonathan.Leibold@state.vt.us
For more information about being a Correctional Officer check out our Careers in Corrections page.
To look for state jobs, submit an application online, or to see other career opportunity working for Vermont; Click on this link to go to the Career Center on the Department of Human Resources page.
For help with the contents of this web page you can contact.
Ross T. Farnsworth (Ross.Farnsworth@state.vt.us)
HRD Training Coordinator, Vermont Correctional Academy