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Youth Services Certificate 

EKU’s online youth services certificate prepares students with the essential knowledge and skills for a successful career as juvenile justice professionals, including trends in delinquency, the role of juvenile courts and evidence-based delinquency interventions. 

A certificate is a great option for students who are just beginning their education and want to explore the curriculum and the field before committing to a bachelor's degree.  It is also a good option for students who have earned, or are currently working toward, a bachelor's degree  in another area of study who want to apply their education to the field of juvenile justice.


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 24 hours
Tuition: $417 per credit hour
                  $250 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: 0
Career Options: Correctional officer, corrections administrator, detention officer, probation officer, parole officer, treatment specialist, jailer, bailiff, caseworker or counselor, substance abuse specialist, delinquency prevention specialist, policy analyst, program evaluator


What sets our program apart?
Rooted in evidence-based practices and an interventional approach, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as school-based interventions, delinquency interventions and offender rehabilitation strategies.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Reduced tuition for active duty service members
  • No campus visits required
  • Law enforcement officers that have completed Kentucky's DOCJT training can receive 9 hours of college credit
  • Personal advisors stay with you from application to graduation
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Study anytime, from anywhere
  • Dynamic, supportive learning environment

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.