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Education and Training Requirements

High School

To work as a corrections officer, candidates generally must meet the minimum age requirement—usually 18 or 21—and have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Individuals without a high school education may be considered for employment if they have qualifying work experience, such as probation and parole experience. Applicants for corrections officer positions must be U.S. citizens and have no felony convictions.

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