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SD&T Mission Statement

Provide valuable learning experiences that empower the agency and its partners to maximize performance and achieve full potential through best practices.

Staff Development and Training

The Division of Staff Development and Training provides state-of-the-art instruction to department employees and to other stakeholders. The curriculum is developed and enhanced with assistance from Training Committees, the National Institute of Corrections, the American Correctional Association, and others. The courses are coordinated by Correctional Training Institute staff, dedicated to providing students individual and professional development opportunities. Training programs are also supported by many adjunct trainers and subject mater experts throughout the Department.

The Spring 2021 CPAFI scholarship applications are now available for both full and part-time students.

The Correctional Professional’s Assistance Fund of Indiana (CPAFI) offers scholarships to current Indiana Department of Correction employees and contract staff, along with dependent members of their household. If you, your children, dependents, or spouse are currently attending school or plan on enrolling in an undergraduate, graduate, technical, or vocational program, this scholarship opportunity is for you!

CPAFI Spring 2021 Scholarship Application pdf

New Employees

  • Professional Development
    • Presentation Skills
    • Instructor Certifications
    • Trainer/Instructor development
    • *Current staff who are interested in mentoring, check out Beyond the Wall Mentoring Program

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New Employee Training Process

New Employee Training Process (NETP) is designed to introduce new correctional employees to the field of corrections and employment as a correctional professional with the Indiana Department of Correction. The New Employee Training Process is a blended program of traditional classroom instruction and eLearning. For more information on the Department's eLearning programs, please visit our eLearning Resource site here. Once there New employees will find an overview of the New Employee Training Process and other information to help kick start your career with the Indiana Department of Correction. . For more information on the New Employee Training Process and 2016 - 2017 Fiscal Year program dates, please select one of the links below.

*New Employees are encouraged to view the New Employee section of the eLearning Resource page here.

**For specific questions regarding the dates and enrollment in NETP please contact your Facility Training Coordinator or Regional Training Manager. Regional Training Manager contact information can be found here.

In-service Training

The Division of Staff Development and Training coordinates job relevant In-service programs for all Department of Correction's personnel. In-Service training opportunities continue throughout an employee's career. The Department offers many diverse courses to provide for the needs of the employees and Agency. The In-service curriculum is delivered in a blended format of traditional classroom instruction and e Learning course. For more information regarding In-service Training requirements please contact your Facility Training Coordinator or Training Liaison.

Specialized Training

The Division of Staff Development and Training provides employees with the opportunity to participate in specialized training programs. Specialized training programs include; the Commissioner's Experienced and Emerging Leaders program, the Leadership Academy, D.O.C. Supervisory Program, Basic Supervisory Skills for Custody, specialized Mental Health training, and many more. For more information on available course, please contact your Facility Training Coordinator.

Instructor Development Course

The Division of Staff Development and Training offers various Instructor Development Courses. These courses include; New Trainers Orientation, Training for Trainers, Curriculum Development, and Presentation Skills. For more information regarding available Instructor Development Courses please contact a member of Staff Development and Training's Management Team here.


Additional Training Resources for Correctional Professionals