Instructional Operations Unit

The unit provides a systematic means of employee development so that employees will be better prepared to function in a supervisory, management, or leadership role within the agency. This unit also provides job relevant specialized training opportunities.

Training efforts provide professional and personal growth opportunities to GDC team members; and improve GDC team members' abilities to conduct programs and provide offender services. Success in meeting the diverse GDC employees' training and development needs is the result of programs that are planned, developed, coordinated, and instructed in a purposeful and cost-efficient way.

The programs delivered by this unit assists the agency in meeting requirements of state/federal laws, court orders, contractual agreements, certification or recertification requirements, terms, and conditions of employment, comply with standard operating procedures, special orientation needs, or other mandates.

Training provided:

  • Georgia Corrections Advanced Learning System (GCALS) eLearning portal
  • Advanced Training:
    • Firearms Instructor Program
    • Defensive Tactics Instructor Training
    • Basic Life Support Instructor Training
    • POST Instructor Training

Current staff can register for online and advanced courses at: