To be considered for PREA auditor candidate training, individuals must complete an online application and submit a current resume/curriculum vitae (no longer than 10 pages in length); two references; and copies of transcripts from an accredited school or a letter from an academic institution confirming the applicant’s highest diploma, degree, or academic achievement.
Please be aware that submission of your application does not guarantee approval or invitation to a PREA Auditor Training. PRC staff will review all applications for the required qualifications, and those who do not meet the criteria, or who do not provide adequate supporting materials to verify experience or work history, may be declined or negatively reviewed.
In the event that there are more applicants for each training event than seats available, DOJ will select applicants with the goal of developing and enhancing a broad and diverse pool of certified auditors, with consideration given to factors such as: geographic location, intent to audit, professional qualifications, and in which type of facility each applicant will be certified to audit.
If selected, auditor candidates must complete the PREA Auditor Training which includes the first four weeks of the online eLearning course and a mid-training exam, up to four weeks of a break from coursework for independent study, followed by an additional 12-weeks of online eLearning and a post-training exam. The online course is approximately 70 total hours, in addition to independent study time (varies by candidate). Please note, to be considered for auditor candidate training you must submit a new application with current materials. Previously received applications submitted for past auditor trainings will not be reviewed.
The 2023 PREA Auditor Training application is now closed. You can access a copy of the full application to preview questions here and the recording of the PREA Auditor Training and Certification Overview here.