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Minimum Requirements

If you are interested in becoming a Correctional Officer, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must possess a valid photo identification
  • Must possess a Social Security card or alien registration card
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must authorize the Rhode Island Department of Corrections to use Social Security number and date of birth for the purpose of conducting a criminal record check and background information check