SCCPC Trainings & Education

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The SCCPC provides trainings and education for the Offices of Circuit Solicitor for all prosecutors, as well as law enforcement, judges, diversion coordinators, victim advocates and others. Each training is tailored to the positions, responsibilities and experience of the participants. Scroll down for information on the types of trainings the SCCPC offers.

NOTE: The majority of the trainings conducted by SCCPC are being offered via Zoom™ webinars, but some programs are offered in person. Please read the information on each of the trainings to determine the means by which it is being offered.  South Carolina lawyers may not apply more than eight (8) hours of CLE credit earned through online or telephone courses per reporting year, and credit for online and telephone courses in excess of the maximum eight (8) hours per reporting year cannot be carried forward.

Annual Trainings

Among the trainings SCCPC conducts is the annual five-day “Prosecution Bootcamp” trial advocacy program. Offered to prosecutors with two or less years of experience, it was created to provide them with the basics of South Carolina criminal procedure and case preparation and help them be more effective and comfortable in the courtroom. Additionally, the SCCPC partners with the South Carolina Solicitors’ Association to offer high-caliber training at the South Carolina Solicitors’ Annual Conference.  The South Carolina Solicitors’ Annual Conference hosts over 600 state and local prosecutors and prosecution staff members. The South Carolina Solicitors’ Annual Conference provides trainings on a range of criminal justice topics. Every training the SCCPC conducts is accredited by the Supreme Court of South Carolina Commission on CLE and Specialization, South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, and/or Department of Crime Victim Services Training, Provider Certification & Statistical Analysis. 

Traffic Safety – FDUI, DUI, and DUAC Assistance and Training

The Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) is a grant-funded position through the Office of Highway Safety within the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators. The TSRP is an attorney who serves as a coordinator of highway safety issues between and among criminal justice disciplines in the detection, investigation and prosecution of impaired driving enforcement. 

Victim Advocate Trainings

SCCPC provides Core Training (for certification) and other training opportunities for victim advocates.

Diversion Program Staff Training

SCCPC provides some training for those who work in and with the various diversion programs operated by the Circuit Solicitors.

Training for Other Prosecution Staff

SCCPC conducts training for other prosecution staff members, including investigators, paralegals, expungement staff, and administrative staff. Please check the online events calendar.

Training Contact Information

If you have are having difficulties with registering for a training or have questions about your eligibility to attend a particular training, please feel free to contact SCCPC. For questions about or suggestions for FDUI, DUI, or DUAC trainings, please contact Sara Lee Drawdy at sldrawdy@cpc.sc.gov. For questions about or suggestions for all other types of trainings, please contact Amie Clifford and Jennifer Aplin at training@cpc.sc.gov. You may also reach SCCPC staff by calling (803) 343-0765.