Basic Training Academy

The Corrections Training Academy (CTA) upholds the CDOC mission statement of, “Building a safe Colorado for today and tomorrow” by ensuring that new employees receive a solid foundation for their careers in corrections. Completion of Basic Training (BT) is a condition of employment. 
BT curriculum runs for 14 continuous weekdays (excluding holidays) at your assigned facility. You will be provided a training schedule on Day 1. Roll call will begin promptly at 8 a.m., and class will end at approximately 5 p.m. All interactive courses will be taught by the Training Academy staff via remote computer—live! This will allow for real-time engagements with hands-on assignments after lessons.

Employee’s personal cell phones, pagers, tablets, and personal computers are not allowed inside correctional offices/facilities unless issued by your supervisor. Your personal devices should be secured in your vehicle. Drugs, weapons, tobacco and alcohol are NOT allowed on ANY CDOC PROPERTY. The use of tobacco products is not allowed on any CDOC property, including CTA buildings, grounds, parking lot or Abbey cafeteria.

If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation, please contact CTA at (719) 269-4402.