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Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy - In Service Training Courses

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation varies based on the course(s) completed; individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.


Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing the following program:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a General concentration


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the specific course(s) through the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in 2009 or later and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed the course(s) through the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in 2009 or later after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy certificate(s) for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Students must send in a copy of their certificate(s) of completion from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

In the table below, locate in the left column the title of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy course completed to identify the corresponding APUS transfer credit recommendation on the right. Please be aware that only Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy courses completed in 2009 or later are eligible for the indicated transfer credit recommendations. Also, in instances where more than one Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy course is listed with an 'AND' separator, all of the listed courses must have been completed to be eligible for the corresponding APUS transfer credit recommendation.

Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy Course TitleAPUS Transfer Credit
Advanced Crises Intervention and
Advanced Kinesics Interview &
Advanced Search and Seizure

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit *
(only applies to the program below)

- BA Criminal Justice - General concentration
3 SH
Advanced FTOElective Credit1 SH
Basic Crime PreventionElective Credit2 SH
Basic Crime Scene PhotographyElective Credit2 SH
Basic Crime Scene Processing and
     Evidence Collection
Basic Search and Seizure
CMRJ101 - Evidence and Procedures3 SH
Basic Financial CrimesElective Credit1 SH
Basic Kinesics Interviewing
Elective Credit2 SH
Basic Spanish for Corrections
Elective Credit2 SH
Crisis Intervention for First
Elective Credit2 SH
Cybercop 101 - Basic Data Recovery
     and Acquisition (BDRA)
Elective Credit2 SH
Cyber Investigation - ISEE Instructor
     Development Project
Elective Credit1 SH
Cyber Investigation Secure Techniques
     for Onsite Preview (STOP)
Elective Credit2 SH
Decision Making for CorrectionsElective Credit1 SH
Domestic and International TerrorismElective Credit1 SH
Fast Cyber Forensic TriageElective Credit1 SH
Field Training OfficerElective Credit2 SH
First Line Supervisors SchoolElective Credit2 SH
Forensic Entomology
Investigative Forensics

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit *
(only applies to the programs below)

- BA Criminal Justice - General concentration
- BS Criminal Justice
3 SH
General Instructor DevelopmentElective Credit2 SH
Hostage/Crisis NegotiationElective Credit2 SH
ICS 300Elective Credit1 SH
ICS 400Elective Credit1 SH
Internal Affairs InvestigationsElective Credit1 SH
Introductions to Securing Law
     Enforcement Networks
Elective Credit2 SH
Leadership Strategies I
Leadership Strategies II
MGMT312 - Leadership and Motivation3 SH
Mid Level ManagersElective Credit1 SH
Principles of Medico - Legal Death
Elective Credit1 SH
Pursuing ExcellenceElective Credit2 SH
Suicide Bombing and Attack Protocols
     for Patrol Officers
Elective Credit1 SH
Tactical Communications for the
     Correctional Professional
Elective Credit1 SH
Terrorism Awareness: Hidden in Plain
Elective Credit1 SH
Terrorism: Interview & Interrogation of
     People of Different Cultures
Elective Credit1 SH
Use of Force AnalysisElective Credit1 SH
VCIN Operator Level A & BElective Credit1 SH
*Omnibus credit is upper level transfer credit which applies to a student's specific area of study within their Major/Concentration requirements, but for which APUS does not offer an equivalent course. Students for whom this credit does not directly apply may have the same number of semester hours applied as Elective credit depending on their specific program requirements.


Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.