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Professional Development Department

Looking for world-class training? ACA is your answer. Our e-learning, certification, and face-to-face/webinar training programs provide your staff with the skills they need to meet the challenges of working in the field of corrections.

E-LearningJob-specific, interactive and affordable courses that comply with ACA’s expected practices and legislative and judicial mandates. Discounts available for ACA members and agencies.
CertificationBecome a Certified Corrections Professional through ACA’s self-study program and join the elite within the field of corrections.
Face-to-Face Training & WebinarsPartner with ACA to design a training program that meets your agency’s training needs. We have trained thousands of staff worldwide. Staff learn skills they can apply immediately to their jobs.
ACA offers webinars during specific times of the year; information is provided on our website and via email and social media. Click here to review a sample webinar.

Meet the Director of Professional Development

Casandra DePalma is the Director of Professional Development at the American Correctional Association.  Before serving in this role she spent seven months as the Professional Development Specialist, directly assisting patrons with all Certification needs.  Before joining the American Correctional Association, Casandra worked for Nike, INC out of New York City and Washington D.C.  She has a graduate degree in Psychology from University of the Rockies and obtained her undergraduate degree, from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.