This certification-related Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) is offered under guidelines and requirements as set forth by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission. Properly certified state instructors are used in all topic areas. Trainees must successfully pass a state-administered exam as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification as a detention officer. Lectures, demonstrations, and practical exercises are primary methods of instruction. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.