The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Basic School Resource Officer (SRO) Course

The NASRO Basic School Resource Officer Course, a forty-hour (40) in-person training, prepares school resource officers, other law enforcement officers, and school safety professionals to fulfill their roles in the school setting effectively.  

This course is offered to recipients of COPS Hiring Program (CHP) awards, with the COPS Office funding tuition and limited travel assistance.  For more information, please see the Award Owner’s Manual for the most recent CHP awards or contact the COPS Office.


Course Description

Through this course, learners gain a solid understanding of the responsibilities of the SRO using NASRO’s Triad Model of school-based policing. This course equips officers with skills to develop successful relationships with diverse students and to support students with disabilities and behavioral health challenges. Learners explore relevant public safety topics, such as digital safety, human trafficking, mental health, and substance abuse, and they will learn best practices for de-escalation, behavioral threat assessment, emergency operations planning, and armed assailant response.

Target Audience

School resource officers, other law enforcement officers or school safety professionals responsible for school safety and/or who work in the school environment, and school administrators and education professionals dedicated to school safety.

About Course Provider

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is an organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, faculty and staff, and their school community.

Schedule & Registration

Please visit this provider’s website to obtain information regarding course availability, scheduling, and registration.