Certified Jail Manager


The Certified Jail Manager certification is for executives and those in upper management. 
Candidates are tested on their expertise regarding:

  • Management / Professional Issues

  • Inmate Management

  • Communications

  • Environment /Equipment

  • Special Populations

  • Support Services  


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

For more information regarding any of the American Jail Association's certification programs, send an email to our Certification Department: