Since its inauguration in 2000, the Academy has been providing courses for new staff and for prison professionals. Tens of specialization courses, seminars, professional meetings and conferences on various topics are held every year.
The target audience vary according to the specific educational activities. Some of the courses are compulsory, such as accredited education for social workers or courses for guards stationed at entrances to guarded prison areas and judicial facilities. Some are very popular – for example social-psychology training for prison specialists (psychologists, social workers or special pedagogues) or penitentiary English language seminars for those who need it for their practice.
About 3500 persons attend educational activities at the Academy a year. Out of them, about two thirds are attendees of in-service or lifelong programmes, seminars and conferences.