The National SRO Practitioner program was established as a way for NASRO, police agencies, and school districts to recognize officers, who have excelled in the area of school based policing. The program seeks to distinguish those officers, who are committed to serving our nation’s youth, along with the communities and schools they serve.
To obtain the status of National SRO Practitioner, officers must meet certain requirements set forth by NASRO. Upon successful completion of these requirements, the officer will be recognized at the annual National SRO Conference, receive a National SRO Practitioner uniform pin, a certificate, and letter of commendation from the Association. The National SRO Practitioner Certificate gives credit to those officers who have attended NASRO training, shown a commitment to school based policing, and have shown leadership in this specialized field of law enforcement.
School Resource Officer for a minimum of three years
Complete a NASRO approved 40-hour Basic School Resource Officer training course*
Complete a NASRO approved 24-hour Advanced SRO or Supervisor training course
Additional 160 hours of specialized police in-service training
Attend at least one National SRO Conference
Complete and submit a formal application along with attached supporting documentation of all training attended