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.
Florida Model Jail Standards Jail and Medical Certifications are valid until December 31 of the fourth certification anniversary date. Each Florida Model Jail Standards Jail and Medical Inspector must complete an eight-hour Refresher/Recertification Class. Successful completion of the eight-hour refresher course includes a test at the end of the course. You must achieve a score of 80% or better to pass the recertification course.
If you have questions about Florida Model Jail Standards training, please contact:
Jail Services Coordinator
Florida Sheriffs Association