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SRO Certificate Levels Requirements

 
“Level I” or “Basic” SRO requirements:

- Completion of a School Resource Officer (SRO) Basic course of at least 40 hours
- Completion of an ACLEST certified School Site Safety Assessment Course
- Completion of at least one additional ACLEST certified school safety training course of at least 4 hours



  “Level II” or “Intermediate” SRO requirements:
- Completion of all Level I requirements
- Must be a SRO for one full school year
- Completion of a School Resource Officer (SRO) II Intermediate course
- Completion of  20 additional hours of ACLEST certified School Safety Training
- Letter of support from law enforcement  agency or school administration 



“Level III” or “Advanced” SRO requirements:
- Completion of all Level II requirements
- Must be a SRO for at least 3 full school years
- Completion of 40 additional hours of ACLEST certified school safety training
- Completion of an ACLEST certified scenario-based Active Killer/Shooter course which includes both classroom presentations and practicals in the curriculum
- Letters of support from both the law enforcement agency and the school administration (the school superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal or assistant principal) to include testimony of student programs initiated
- Completion of 6 hours of college credit 



“Level IV” or “Senior” SRO requirements:
- Completion of all previous levels
- Must be a SRO for at least 5 full school years
- Must be an active ACLEST certified instructor of school safety courses
- A minimum of 3 letters of support from the community, school and law enforcement agency to include testimony of the SRO’s involvement in community service
- Completion of an additional 6 hours of college credit, with at least 3 of these credit hours earned in English Composition or Technical Writing