CEEDS Program Structure


Stage 1: CEEDS Application

Step 1: Complete our required CEEDS application.
Step 2: Submitted applications will be reviewed by John Jay College staff  to verify that the  minimum standards are met and to ensure that students are in good academic standing and progressing toward successfully completing degree requirements.
Step 3: Eligible students will be invited to interview. Not sure if you’re eligible? Click here to review our eligibility requirements.
Step 4: Students who successfully complete the interview will be conditionally accepted into CEEDS.

Stage 2: NYC DOC Application

Step 1: Students will complete a required orientation to prepare them for the NYC DOC process.
Step 2: Students will submit a NYC DOC screening sheet and Applicant Investigation Unit packet.
Step 3: Students must participate and successfully complete the following testing/process by the Application Investigation Unit (AIU) to finalize their status as CEEDS participants:
Medical Exam
Psychological Exam
Agility Exam
Background Investigation

Stage 3: Completion of CEEDS

Step 1: Fully participate in all cohort meetings and experiential activities.
Step 2: Enroll and pass all academic course work required for your degree program and CEEDS (Terms and courses to be added once finalized).
Step 3: Make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree.
Step 4: Perform satisfactorily during assigned work rotations.
Step 5: Apply and pass the Civil Service Exam for Correction Officer.
Step 6: Students must recertify through AIU process, which includes the medical exam, psychological exam, agility exam, and background investigation.
Step 7: Receive invitation to participate in the next available correction officer recruiting class.