Adult, Continuing & Professional Education



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Office of Adult Continuing & Professional Education
John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
555 West 57th Street, Suite 612 BMW
New York, New York 10019
Phone: (212) 237-8663

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The mission of the Office of Adult, Continuing and Professional Education at John Jay College is to meet the needs of individuals interested in career advancement, as well as those who seek personal enrichment.

We currently offer very targeted training programs and certificates in support of law enforcement and fire safety professionals. All are open to the public except those under the purview of the Office of Special Programs whose curricula are designed to provide professional training for the NYPD, the Department of Homeless Services, and other public entities. For more specific information click here.

Our Security Management Institute (SMI), is an authorized New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) security guard and peace officer training academy. In addition, SMI offers a variety of professional development courses and on-demand training modules, which are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of safety and security practitioners in the areas of customer service, dispute resolution, ethics, cultural competence/diversity awareness, communication, or emergency management. Instructors are selected from among John Jay faculty and subject matter experts. For more information, please click here.

The Fire Science Institute (FSI) runs training courses for professionals in fire-related fields. The programs currently offered are the Consolidated Fire Safety Course (FSD), the Emergency Action Plan Program (EAP), Building, Operation, Maintenance, and Recordkeeping (Recertification), and F-80 Coordinator of Fire Safety & Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters (Premise Related). Instructors are all current or retired fire officers from tri-state area and both they and the curriculum are closely monitored by the FDNY to ensure the highest standards of instruction and preparation. For more information, click here.

The Center for Private Security and Safety, created in 2012, is the newest program. The overarching aim of the Center for Private Security and Safety is the professionalization of persons, entities, and processes involving private sector justice and safety practices. The Center is dedicated to serving the diverse communities that deliver these services, including the corporate and industrial complex, institutions in need of asset and personal protection, hospitals and medical facilities, colleges and universities, banking and financial institutions, transit and travel operations, and military operations.  For more information on this program, click here.

We will soon be offering a host of new opportunities to study with well-respected experts on contemporary topics. Please check back soon for updated course information, and visit our Registration site for more information.