The Basic Jail Academy is a program that provides the curriculum required for jail officer certification with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Standards Board. The program is a 160 hour course that focuses on the philosophical and tactical principles of working as a correctional officer in Wisconsin. The course includes a skills-assessment examination prior to completion to verify student competence. Topics covered include state law and administration code provisions governing county jail operations, the basic constitutional rights of prisoners, as established by Federal Courts, and basic guidelines regarding effective correctional practices and procedures. Upon the successful completion of the program, a student will be eligible for certification with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a jail officer.