Office of Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development division consists of employee education, care and custody, and campus operations for GDC Headquarters.

Through training The Office of Professional Development 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.

Georgia Corrections Academy (BCOT)

Instructional Operations Unit

Field Training

Care & Custody