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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision | Evaluated Learning Experience

Chemical Agents


Approximately 15 hours (7 weeks).

New York State Department of Correctional Services Training Academy, 1134 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY.
December 1993 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to deliver appropriate doses of chemical agents and follow appropriate procedures to decontaminate exposed persons and surfaces.


Major topics include: uses of chemical agents; history, effects, toxicity, decontamination procedures; and approved equipment and methods of delivery.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour as an elective in Criminal Justice (12/98) (7/05 revalidation) (7/15 revalidation) (7/21 revalidation). NOTE: Credit is recommended only after recruits have completed a satisfactory one-year probationary work period.

NOTE: The Recruit Training Program is comprised of 280 hours of instruction over 7 weeks (320 hours over 8 weeks since January 2004) and 160 hours of supervised on-the-job orientation over an additional 4 weeks (120 hours over 3 weeks since January 2004). Nine areas represent the academic and practical components of the curriculum that carry college credit recommendations. The hours listed for each area are approximate and may vary somewhat depending upon the needs of each class. The content covered and learning objectives achieved are similar with each administration. Recruits must complete the entire 11 week program and the required probationary work period to qualify for the credit recommendations.