John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Contact: Charles C. Nemeth
Phone: (212) 237-8756
Email: cnemeth@jjay.cuny.edu

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For reasons of security and public responsibility, many of our distance learning courses are restricted to specific audiences. We require that all students applying for admission to restricted courses complete a credibility and identity verification process. The statements made by students to establish their credibility are subject to investigative verification and any misrepresentation or omission of information is grounds for rejection.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute reserve the right to deny admittance to anyone where satisfactory verification of qualifications or credentials have not been obtained. The Institute also reserves the right to reject any applications for enrollment in restricted courses based on its discretionary assessment of the student's statements and/or qualifications.



Restriction Levels

Restriction levels for S2 Institute courses are established as follows:

Level 1: No Restrictions.
The information presented in Level One classes is not sensitive in nature. Students that wish to only enroll in Level One classes are not required to complete the security questionnaire.
Level 2: Verified Security Professionals and Investigators.
The information presented in Level Two classes is sensitive in nature and requires verification of the studentís identity and credibility as a security professional or investigator. This category also includes foreign law enforcement and emergency management personnel.
Level 3: U.S. Government Only.
The information presented in Level Three classes is very sensitive in nature and is restricted to U.S. Government employees working in security, law enforcement, intelligence, or emergency management capacities. This restriction category includes U.S. Government personnel and employees of U.S. state and municipal government agencies. Waivers may be granted to government contractors with established security clearances.

U.S. GOVERNMENT & U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL:



Security & Identity Verification

The security and identity verification process is simple. Once you have completed registration as a site user, you will be taken to a page thanking you for your registration and provided an opportunity to request a course access level. Click the button titled "Request Course Access Level" and complete our online Security and Identity Verification Questionnaire. When we receive your completed questionnaire, our admissions staff will contact your employer and/or references to verify your identity and statements. Once we have established your credibility, we will grant you a course access level and you will then be eligible to enroll in restricted courses. This verification process typically takes 1-3 business days to complete depending upon how much difficulty we encounter in contacting your employer or references.

The security and identity verification process is simple. Once you have completed registration as a site user, you will be taken to a page thanking you for your registration and provided an opportunity to request a course access level. Click the button titled "Request Course Access Level" and complete our online Security and Identity Verification Questionnaire. When we receive your completed questionnaire, our admissions staff will contact your employer and/or references to verify your identity and statements. Once we have established your credibility, we will grant you a course access level and you will then be eligible to enroll in restricted courses. This verification process typically takes 1-3 business days to complete depending upon how much difficulty we encounter in contacting your employer or references.

NOTE: If you do not request a course access level at the time you register as a site user, you can access the online Security and Identity Verification Questionnaire at any time on the index page.

When you have been granted a course access level, you may enroll in any courses at the level to which you have been granted access. Identity verification is a one-time process and does not need to be completed again unless your employment status changes and you request access to courses at a higher level.



Testing & Grades

All S2 distance learning programs have a final examination component to measure and certify the student's understanding of the course material. The final examination is composed of multiple-choice and true/false questions. The number of questions in the final examination varies between courses and is determined by the volume of information contained in each course.

To discourage test cheating, the questions in S2 distance learning examinations are generated randomly and no two examinations are ever the same. Although some questions may appear identical to questions included in the first exam, the answer options may be ordered differently from the original exam, or the questions may include entirely unique answers.

The minimum passing examination grade for a distance learning program is 80%. If a student scores less than 80% on the first examination, the student has one opportunity to retest.

Students that pass the course with an 80% or better examination grade will receive an Acrobat PDF version of the Certificate of Training. Students that pass the course are also eligible to purchase a hard copy version of the Certificate of Training. If a student fails both examinations, the student is not eligible for a Certificate of Training.

Students that fail the course may enroll in the course again in pursuit of a passing grade.



Abuse of Distance Learning Course Access

Enrollment in an S2 distance learning course entitles one student access to the course lessons and test. Students enrolled in a distance learning course are prohibited from sharing access to the course with other individuals. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to:
  1. Sharing personal user name and password with other individuals
  2. Displaying course lessons in an environment where multiple people may view the course
  3. Capturing, duplicating, or redistributing copyright-protected course-related materials to other individuals

Violation of these prohibitions are grounds for immediate termination of the student's enrollment and all site user privileges. Students that violate these prohibitions may also be subject to criminal charges and/or civil liability.



Cancellation & Refund Policy

Fulfillment of distance learning enrollments is instantaneous. As soon as a student has paid for a course, the student has access to the program. As such, S2 does not refund tuition for distance learning courses once a student is enrolled. If a student contacts us to cancel their enrollment within 24-hours of payment, S2 will cancel the course and provide the student with an online purchasing credit equivalent to the cost of their tuition.



Copyright of Course-Related Materials

All course-related materials, including but not limited to Flash lesson presentation modules, digital videos, and course notebooks are copyright protected by S2 Online Academy. The images and text used to create the lesson presentations and lesson notebooks is also copyright protected by the S2 Online Academy or licensed for use by the S2 Online Academy from other parties.

All forms of unauthorized download, distribution, capture, or reproduction of course lesson modules and digital videos is strictly prohibited. Access to these media are provided strictly for viewing online by students actively enrolled in S2 Online Academy courses.

Lesson notebooks are provided as a reference for students enrolled in S2 Online Academy courses. Students enrolled in S2 Online Academy courses are permitted to download, save, and print these documents for the purposes of note taking and future reference. Any other form of duplication, redistribution, or modification of these documents for any other purpose than academic study is strictly prohibited.

Violation of copyright is theft of intellectual property. Individuals that violate copyright prohibitions will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and may be subject to additional civil penalties.



Questions

Direct any questions regarding student identity verification and course access level authorization to John Jay College of Criminal Justice distance learning administrator:

Charles C. Nemeth
cnemeth@jjay.cuny.edu
Tel: (212) 237-8756