About the program
Recognizing the professional development of Virginia sheriff’s and deputies
The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute offers the Certification Program to recognize the continued individual professional development of Virginia sheriffs and deputies. Certification through this voluntary program provides recognition of a sheriff or deputy’s commitment to excellence, life-long learning, and advancement of public safety as a profession. Learn everything you need to know about the Certification Program by viewing and downloading the guidebook. Listen to what some of the previously certified sheriffs and deputies have to say about the program.