The Court Security Executive Certification is a standalone certification. This certifies that you have completed advanced education or coursework in combination with years of experience and that you know how to complete a court and judicial security plan.


For the Court Security Executive Certification you must meet the following requirements.

  • United States citizen at least 21 years of age or Citizen of a country in which the United States does not have sanctions
  • No felony convictions
  • No dishonorable discharge from the United States military (applicable to United States Veterans only)
  • Neither a record of disciplinary action from any state, province or territory, or licensing or certification board within the past 10 years nor subject under any such investigation
  • Current National Sheriffs’ Association membership
  • Must be an executive from the head of the court security function and the combination of minimum documented years of experience and education/coursework must meet the following:
    • Master’s degree
    • Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years work experience
    • Associate’s degree plus 4 years work experience
    • No degree with 6 years work experience
  • Complete a court and judicial security plan with your supervisor’s signature within 24 months of formal application.
Required Experience
  • Supervisory experience based on level of education
  • Education/coursework based on supervisory experience
  • Court and Judicial Security Plan

Each individual course has a tuition cost that is due at the time of course registration. There is an additional one-time administrative cost of $895 to enroll in this certificate program. If you do not complete the certification process in the allotted time or are not approved for the certification, no refund will be given.

Note: This certificate is currently being re-designed and is not accepting registrations at this time. Please contact us with any questions.