Jail Inspectors and Jail Medical Inspectors must be certified in order to conduct inspections.
The Jail Inspectors Course is taught by members of the FMJS Training Subcommittee. This is a five day course which covers the history of jail standards, sanitation, food service, fire safety, report writing, legal, and inspection methods. To be qualified as an inspector, you must complete the course and also meet the qualifications specified in the FMJS.
The Jail Medical Inspectors Course is taught by members of the FMJS Medical Subcommittee. This is a three day course which covers the history of jail standards, standards review, documentation, pharmacy rules and regulations, inspection techniques, medical records review and collection, legal aspects, and report submission. In order to become a certified Jail Medical Inspector you must complete this certification course as well as meet the qualifications specified in the FMJS.
Recertification for inspectors must be completed every four years.
The Florida Sheriffs Association offers a convenient, self-paced online recertification classes for those who wish to continue as Certified Jail Inspectors and Certified Jail Medical Inspectors. You must achieve a score of 75% or better to pass the recertification course.
If you have questions about the Florida Model Jail Standards program, please contact:
Jail Services Coordinator
Florida Sheriffs Association