Certified Jail Supervisor


The Certified Jail Supervisor certification is for mid-level managers.  Candidates are tested on their general knowledge regarding:
  • Management / Professional Issues
  • Inmate Management
  • Communications
  • Environment / Equipment
  • Special Populations
  • Support Services


Sgt. Christopher Baker, Jr. CJS
Passaic County
Sheriff's Office
Sgt. Jose Gurule, Jr., CJS   
Sheriff's Office


Although general knowledge of the experienced jail supervisor and familiarity with current practices are what is required to pass the examination, the CJS Resource Guide will be of some assistance in preparing for the examination. The list of resources is neither all-inclusive nor exhaustive.

For those of you who have embarked upon a career and not just a job, please consider the American Jail Association certification programs.  AJA introduced the Certified Jail Supervisor certification, perfect for mid-level managers, in the fall of 2019, and to date, we have 40 Certified Jail Supervisors across the country.  Increased interest in this certification led AJA to offer a virtual training in August 2020 to share the new program with jail personnel.  In the event you missed the virtual training and would like to hear more, please click the link below to view the recorded version.  If you have any questions, please contact our certification department at 301-857-2323 or click here to email.