Commonwealth Criminal

Justice Academy

(540) 322-3000 | DUNS #832518505 | Cage #5SCN0 | DCJS #88-1499

CCJA Training Courses


DCJS/Private Security Training

  • DCJS Entry Level & In-Service Training
  • Unarmed Security Officer
  • Armed Security Officer
  • Personal Protection Specialist
  • Private Investigator
  • Special Conservators of the Peace
  • DCJS General Instructor Development
  • DCJS Firearms Instructor Development

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Medical Training

  • ​Emergency Medical Technician Accelerated (17 Days)
  • SWAT Medic (5 Days)
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (1 or 2 Days)
  • (Adult) First Aid/ CPR & AED (8 Hours)
  • Professional CPR/AED Certificate
  • Oxygen Administartion

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Specialty Training

  • Safariland Expandable Baton Training Courses
  • Safariland Defensive Tactics Training Courses
  • Tactical Handcuffing
  • Larry Smith Pepper Spray

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Law Enforcement Training

  • SWAT Basic
  • Sniper
  • Active Shooter Response
  • High Risk Warrant Service
  • Close Quarters Shooting
  • Low Light Engagement
  • Room Clearing
  • Officer Survival
  • Tactical SWAT Medic
  • Firearms Training

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Military Training

  • WPS Pre-Vetting Training
  • Pre Deployment Training
  • Aircraft Ditch Survival (Land/Water)
  • Counter Ambush Course
  • Static Force Protection Training
  • Mobile Force Protection Training
  • High Threat Contractor Course
  • Room Clearing
  • Firearms Training

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Civilian Training

  • Concealed Carry
  • Armor Training
  • Firearms Training

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Online Training


  • 01I Security Officer In-Service
  • 02I Private Investigator In-Service
  • 06I Special Conservator of the Peace In-Service
  • 13I General Instructor Development In-Service
  • 14I Firearms Instructor Development In-Service
  • 32I Executive Protection / PPS In-Service

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT / BETA TESTING)

  • Course provides basic handgun nomenclature and safety. Meets state requirements to use certificate ton apply for your VA concealed handgun permit.

Department of Criminal Justice Service (DCJS)

Each person employed by a private security services business or applying to the department for registration as an unarmed security officer, armed security officer/courier, personal protection specialist, armored car personnel, security canine handler, private investigator, alarm respondent, central station dispatcher, electronic security sales representative, electronic security technician, or electronic security technician’s assistant as defined by § 9.1-138 of the Code of Virginia, or for certification as a compliance agent as required by § 9.1-139 of the Code of Virginia, who has not met the compulsory minimum training standards prior to July 13, 1994, must meet the compulsory minimum training standards .


  • 01E Security Officer Entry Level
  • 02E Private Investigator
  • 05E Arrest Authority
  • 06E Special Conservator of the Peace
  • 07E Entry Level Handgun Course
  • 08E Entry Level Shotgun Course
  • 09E Advanced Handgun for PPS
  • 10E Patrol Rifle
  • 13E General Instructor Development
  • 14E Firearms Instructor Development
  • 32E Executive Protection / PPS
  • 75E Security Officer Handgun

Each person registered with the department as an armed security officer/courier, personal protection specialist, armored car personnel, security canine handler, private investigator, alarm respondent, central station dispatcher, electronic security sales representative, electronic security technicia, unarmed security officer or electronic security technician's assistant, or certified by the department to act as a compliance agent shall complete the compulsory in-service training standard once during each 24-month period of registration or certification.


    Online Training
  • 01I - Security Officer Core Subjects In-Service
  • 02I - Private Investigator In-Service
  • 06I - Special Conservator of the Peace In-service
  • 13I - General Instructor In-Service
  • 14I - Firearms Instructor In-Service
  • 32I - Personal Protection In-Service

  • Range Qualifications
  • 07R - Firearms Retraining
  • 08R - Shotgun Retraining
  • 09R - Advanced Handgun Retraining
  • 10R - Patrol Rifle Retraining
  • 14I - Firearms Instriuctor Re-Qual

Firearms Training

CCJA’s handgun courses are designed to develop safe weapon handling skills to include basic fundamentals and safety. As you move through Handgun I into II CCJA focuses on reducing reaction time focused on accuracy and confidence. Handgun III is focused on analysis and improvement of core skills to include combat mindset, one handed shooting and weapons manipulation.

  • Handgun I
  • Handgun II
  • Handgun III

CCJA’s shotgun courses are designed to develop safe weapons handling skills to include shotgun fundamentals, ammunition, and cover in a tactical environment. The course includes challenging practical drills to improve engagement efficiency under a variety of conditions. Shotgun II focuses on reaction time and accuracy increasing confidence.

  • Shotgun I
  • Shotgun II

CCJA’s carbine course focuses on marksmanship fundamentals, handling skills, and weapons safety. Carbine II focuses on reaction time and accuracy increasing confidence. Carbine III integrates I & II and focuses on tactical and technical skills in a tactical environment with emphasis on tactics, fire and maneuver.

  • Carbine I
  • Carbine II
  • Carbine III

Medical Training

Emergency Medical Technician course is designed to provide training to to prepare an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed o provide basic life support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of pre-hospital patient care. Certification requires successful completion of a Virginia practical skills examination and the National Registry written examination. This course is designed to train individuals to serve as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. This includes all skills necessary to provide emergency medical care as an attendant-in-charge with a basic life support ambulance service or other specialized rescue service.

CCJA’s Tactical Medicine course is a military, law enforcement, and private security based program designed for EMS and medical professionals. CCJA integrates both medical and tactical education; hands on training, scenario based teaching, firearms instruction and personalized attention. Taught by experienced team of law enforcement/military medic (ALS) instructors focused on tactical medicine, patient assessment, extraction and evacuation to include self-defense skills. Training includes in depth education in specialized equipment and techniques used by medical professionals with TEMS training and certification. This course prepares medical professionals to operate with SWAT units, providing life saving techniques in support of injured officers and measures to defend against criminal suspects.

  • Tactical SWAT Medical

ASHI-approved Training Centers and authorized instructors provide first aid, CPR, & AED training in the community and workplace, as well as basic and advanced life support training for healthcare providers. American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) programs are designed to suit your teaching style! From basic first aid and CPR to specialized programs in everything from babysitting safety to first responders.

  • BLS First Aid / CPR / AED (ADULT)
  • First Aid / CPR / AED (ADULT)
  • First Aid (ADULT) Refresher
  • CPR / AED (ADULT) Refresher
  • First Aid / CPR / AED (INFANT & CHILD) additional

Conceal Carry Courses

CCJA offers Virginia certified concealed carry permit courses as well as specialized concealed carry training. Courses cover all aspects of weapons safety and satisfies the course requirements for obtaining a concealed and carry handgun permit in the sate of Virginia.

  • Virginia Concealed Carry
  • Utah Concealed Carry
  • Women’s focused Concealed Carry Training
  • Realtor Concealed Carry Training
  • Home Defense
  • Concealed Carry Advanced Techniques