Recertification Requirements

  • Currently employed by a Virginia sheriff’s office
  • Previous certification period must not have lapsed
  • Continued education, training and professional development

Recertification Application

With the cancellation of in-person professional development events, conferences, and training events due to COVID-19 during 2020 and into 2021, the VSI Certification Committee has voted to offer an additional year of valid certification to the individuals certified in 2018 and 2019.

Individuals certified in the spring of 2018 will now apply for recertification in the fall of 2022.

Individuals certified in the spring of 2019 will now apply for recertification in the fall of 2023.

Individuals who have already fulfilled the hours/points requirements to apply for recertification within the original 4-year term are welcome to submit their application on the original schedule (in fall 2021 for 2018 VSIC individuals or fall 2022 for 2019 VSIC individuals).