By September 1, 2013

Basic Corrections classes set at Chipola ….

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer two classes of the Basic Corrections Academy beginning Sept. 10 and Oct. 22. Classes meet weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Completion of the program prepares candidates to take the State Board Examination for entry into the Corrections field and certification by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

At a minimum, successful applicants must meet the following qualifications: 19 years of age; U.S. Citizen; high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.

Candidates must pass a drug test and physical examination and are subject to fingerprinting and a background investigation which includes: no felony convictions; no misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement; no misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence; and no dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces.

Applicants must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Chipola Public Service Building Tuesdays at 12:30. Cost of the test is $45.

For information, contact Jamie McAllister, Corrections Coordinator, at 850-718-2212.

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