|EPTA Member since||2021|
|1) What level of pre-education is required?||Vocational training – secondary school graduation certificate; introductory trainings’ course – university certificate.|
|2) What is the minimum – maximum age of trainees?||18 - 60|
|3) Which tests are included in the recruitment assessment?|
A good health condition approved by the doctors, no criminal record, integrity, a proper education.
Length of initial/basic training of prison officer? (*see definition)
|1) Excluding in-service training||Vocational trainings – 40 weeks; an introductory trainings’ course – 11 weeks.|
|2) Including in-service training|
|How many weeks class room?||Vocational training – 32 weeks; introductory trainings’ course – 4 weeks.|
|How many weeks practical prison work?||Vocational training – 8 weeks; introductory trainings’ course – 7 weeks.|
|3) Is the initial/basic training accredited?||Yes|
|4) EQF level of initial/basic training||Yes. ISCED No. 4541032|
|5) What are the subjects that are trained at the initial/basic level?|
The shooting trainings, the basics of self-defense, physical trainings, the first aid and the practical subjects related to the preparation of the service (the security measures, the duties and responsibilities of prison staff members), law, penology and other theoretical subjects.
|6) What does final exam contain?|
Vocational training - writing (theoretical knowledge) and the practical exam (solution of practical situations); the introductory trainings' course - writing (theoretical knowledge) and practical exam (shooting).
|7) What type of exam?||Written,Practical|
|1) Is continuous training obligatory?||Yes|
|2) If yes, which modules are obligatory?|
According to the modules needed for the correctional institution's needs.
* Definition of a prison officer:
Responsible for safety and security as well as prisoner rehabilitation. promote social behavior and address the offending behavior of prisoners. A prison officer belongs to a public service body.