FSA – Certification Course Training (2022)
|Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide, 1/2022||The Bureau’s Career Technical Education (CTE) program falls under three broad categories: 1) Apprenticeship Training, 2) Certification Course Training, and 3) Vocational Training.
Certification Course Training: Training programs that lead to obtaining an industry-recognized certification.
Generally, these programs require inmates to have completed the high school equivalency, but concurrent enrollment is sometimes possible. Each individual program is designed to enhance post-release employment opportunities by providing inmates with the ability to obtain marketable, in-demand employment skills. Most programs follow a competency-based curriculum, which teaches specific job skills and leads to a recognized credential, or certificate.
Some institutions offer inmates the opportunity to acquire college certificates and associate’s degrees through Advanced Occupational Education or local Pell Grant programs.
|Hours||This program is typically completed in 50 hours.|
|Program Delivery||To ensure program fidelity and proper credit, Certification Course Training must be delivered by Education and Federal Prison Industries staff. This program may also be delivered by a qualified volunteer or contractor.|
|Institution Locations||Available at all BOP institutions.|