Educational programs, training resources, and webinars for Judicial Branch audiences and subjects.

Educational Programs

Webinar Training and Training Library: NCAOC offers webinar training for multi-disciplinary audiences. These training resources are posted for educational purposes only. However, some trainings were approved for continued legal education (CLE) credit by the N.C. State Bar when they were presented live. Follow your State Bar requirements to seek Continuing Legal Education (CLE) approval for watching a recorded CLE training activity. Please contact with questions.

North Carolina Constitutional Academy for High School Students
This online seminar for high school students in 2020 focused on the Constitution of the United States, the structure of the federal government, and key cases and concepts impacting constitutionally protected rights. The program was designed to address topics concerning courts and the Constitution covered in AP United States government and politics.

North Carolina Summer Appellate Seminar
A remote learning experience in 2022 for law students interested in North Carolina appellate practice. The course is offered at no cost to law students interested in practicing in the North Carolina appellate courts. The program will be offered every other summer.

Civics Education Material
Find resource materials available for civics education in the classroom or presenting to a variety of groups, from various school age children to adults, about the role, importance, and history of North Carolina's Judicial Branch and the court system.

Perspectives of Blind Attorneys in North Carolina
This webinar recording seeks to expand awareness of the experiences, capabilities, perspectives, and accommodation practices of persons with visual impairments in relation to the North Carolina state courts.

Ben David Presents: The Starfish Model for ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
In this presentation, recorded May 2021, Chief Justice Paul Newby, District Attorney Ben David, and former NCAOC Director Andrew Heath will explore best practices and strategies for addressing adverse consequences within our statewide court system.

Disability Access in the Courts
This webinar, recorded on October 19, 2020, highlights key points about the Americans with Disabilities Act, types of disabilities, cultural competency, equal access, reasonable modifications, sign language interpreters, and the statewide protocol for disability access requests in North Carolina’s state courts.

N.C. Uniform Power of Attorney Act, G.S. 32C
This webinar will review the new North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act under G.S. Chapter 32C. Panelists will review some of the key provisions of the law, including the impact on existing law, judicial relief procedures, and the effect on adult guardianship proceedings.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
This course will explain what the SCRA is and how it came about.

Combatting Financial Exploitation
Learn how these legal changes could affect your work by viewing the one-hour webinar recording where experts discuss actual scenarios and answer questions.

ACIS, CIPRS, and VCAP Training Resources

  • ACIS Public Inquiry Reference Guide: This guide explains how to use inquiry functions of the Automated Criminal/Infractions System (ACIS) to look up criminal charges and infractions by name or file number in each county. It also includes directions on statewide name searches. The manual is intended for Remote Public Access customers and includes step-by-step instructions, definitions for the fields displayed on each inquiry results screen.


  • How to Use CIPRS: This course is designed to instruct users how to use CIPRS to search for public criminal and infraction records.
  • Juvenile Delinquency Records Search: This video provides training for juvenile delinquency records search via the juvenile attorney access module in CIPRS.



Resources for Law Enforcement


Acadis e-Learning

NCAOC has partnered with the North Carolina Justice Academy to deliver online training through the Acadis e-learning portal. Online training is available for the Criminal Discovery Upload System.

NCAOC offers Train-the-Trainer classes for certified general instructors wishing to teach training. Contact NCAOC Training & Services at or (919) 890-2407 for information and class schedules.