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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction New Employee Orientation

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New employee orientation is designed to introduce new correctional employees to the field of corrections and employment as a corrections professional with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. 

New employee orientation provides basic, standard, and centralized quality training to all new permanent employees for the Department prior to them independently commencing duty at the location for which they have been employed.

This training is held at the Corrections Training Academy (CTA) at 11781 State Route 762, Orient, Ohio.  Lodging is provided at CTA for all Department of Rehabilitation and Correction staff at no charge.

How to get to the Corrections Training Academy

What to bring to CTA

  • Pens/pencils
  • Notebook
  • Highlighter
  • Folder to keep handouts

Those staff requiring overnight accommodations at CTA during the training should also bring

  • Completed CTA Registration forms
  • Bath towels
  • Extra blanket
  • Pillow
  • Shower shoes
  • Toiletry items
  • Personal care items
  • Alarm clock

Dress Code Policy (DRC 31-SEM-06)

  • Classroom training - all staff are required to dress business casual; jeans are permitted only on designated days to be determined by managing officer.  Tennis shoes and flip flops are not permitted.
  • Physical skills training - staff may wear jeans or sweat type pants during unarmed self-defense, firearms, transportation, OC, and CPR training.  Jeans or pants with belt loops are required for firearms training.  Tennis shoes are permitted during physical skills training.


  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided to all Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction New Employee Orientation (NEO) students.


  • Lodging is provided at the Corrections Training Academy for all Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction staff at no charge.
  • The process of reserving a room is as follows:
    • All new staff are entitled to overnight accommodations at CTA
    • Registration for rooms is on a first come, first serve basis.  We do not accept reservations.
    • Room key distribution hours:  if you require overnight accommodations, the following time frames have been established for you to obtain your room keys. If you plan on arriving the evening prior to the start of your training day:
      • Sunday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or Monday: 8 p.m to 9:30 p.m.
      • Monday - Thursday: keys will be distributed prior to and after class at 7:20 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Registration occurs in the Administrative and Training Building in room 26.

New Employee Orientation Schedule

  • A basic schedule is attached.  Please note that due to holidays and unforeseen circumstances, the schedule is subject to change.


  • Please print the attached packet of forms and bring to CTA on your first day of training
  • Questions regarding the CTA forms may be directed to Beth Kreger at Elizabeth.Kreger@odrc.state.oh.us or 614-877-4345, extension 3208.