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Vermont Correctional Academy

Welcome to the Vermont Correctional Academy Home Page

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The Academy was established in the Fall of 1993 with the first class graduating on October 1st of that year. Our current program is 8 weeks long.  The first week of the course is on-site at the trainee's local correctional facility observing the duties and role of a correctional officer. The next five weeks of instruction are at the Vermont Department of Corrections' Training Center in Lyndon, learning the core skill sets of a correction professional. After graduation, the new correctional officer participates in eighty hours of on-site training supervised by staff at their new facility.

Our Mission

The Vermont Correctional Academy is vital to the Department’s statutory mandate to establish training programs for new employees and to establish such in-service training programs as deemed advisable.

As an Academy, we are responsible for developing a training curriculum that will produce highly trained, professional, and competent staff throughout the department. To maintain a standard of excellence the Academy is dedicated to the development of curriculum and department furnished instructors.  Academy curriculum is regularly reviewed, updated, and revised to meet the needs of today’s corrections professional.

The Academy will prepare new staff for success in the corrections profession; enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of experienced staff and maintain a high standard of professionalism. 

The Vermont Correctional Officer’s Oath

I, (the officer's name),
acknowledge this oath and the badge of my profession
as symbols of the public trust in my ability and commitment
to provide for the public safety as a professional correctional officer.
I agree to maintain the highest ethical standards
and serve the Vermont Department of Corrections to the best of my ability.
I freely accept this responsibility
and swear to uphold the humanitarian and legal principles
of the corrections profession throughout my career.



Class lists, Photo Albums, and Videos from some of our Past Academies

Vermont Correctional Academy Orientation, Rules and Regulations

Address of the Vermont Correctional Academy

1713 Industrial Parkway suite 105

Lyndonville, Vt 05851

For more information about the Vermont Correctional Academy Contact:

James Rice

Academy Administrator

Office Phone: 802.661.8452



The DOC Recruitment Team

Office Phone: 802.241-0398


For more information about being a Correctional Officer

Check out our Careers in Corrections page. 

Looking for a State Job as a Correctional Professional;

You must submit your application online at VTHR.