Welcome to Central Training Academy

Central Training Academy was founded in 1976 and is one of the first certified Private Security Services training schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since that time we have established a solid reputation for excellence, dependability, and achievement.

The cornerstone of our training philosophy is the ethical foundation of the trust profession we serve. Arising from that basis, our goal is competent performance in service to the public, mutual cooperation with law enforcement, significant contribution to our communities, and enhancement of instructors; in the bail, investigative and security professions.

The distinguishing features of our programs include the high caliber of those delivering instruction practitioner to practitioner, innovative approaches, maximum student interaction, practical operational application, and our ability to specifically tailor our training programs to individual and corporate needs.

We believe in providing our students with training and employment aids to support the learning process and to assist in the transition from classroom to competent performance in the workplace. Extensive manuals, provided to the students, become their source for future reference.

Central Training Academy is certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, DC Metropolitan Police (SOMB) and the Maryland State Police. Our courses, as they relate to each agency, have been approved and follow the guidelines as outlined by these agencies for instructors, bail bondsmen, investigative, security, and firearms training.