CJI continues to invest in and apply new technology that is designed to enhance your learning experience. For example, thanks to assistance from the UA System Office, we were able to purchase Blackboard as our learning management software (LMS) for all of our online programs.

While there are many advantages to using this LMS, a critical benefit to you is the ability for us to now offer all online classes on a continuous basis without any concerns due to the number of students accessing online classes at the same time. This upgrade eliminated the necessity to schedule online classes and only offer some once a month.  Now you can register for an online course and be able to start the class within a relatively short period of time.

In addition to purchasing Blackboard, CJI purchased a new student management system (SMS) called Genius.  Not only does Genius talk directly to Blackboard, it also includes a self-registration system that will give you and your training administrator expanded access to your training records online.

We are excited to announce that self-registration for all CJI classes (both in-person and online) will begin on February 1, 2024.  Below is important information that you need to know when registering for both in-person and online classes.

Registering Through Genius

Our Course Catalog will look the same, but you will notice a difference when you click on the “Register Now” button.  Instead of filling out a registration form, you will be asked to either log into Genius or create an account. Once you log in, you will see another screen with the course description and a button to confirm your registration request.

(NOTE: Registration requests and account requests must still be approved before access to classes is granted.  If we require additional information concerning your registration request or account request, we will contact you.)

Once the enrollment process is completed, you should see the course appear in your Learner’s Dashboard.

Unique Learner’s Dashboard

As you complete your courses, you can also make use of your Genius Learner’s Dashboard to help you navigate through your courses and get valuable data about your progress, performance and engagement.

If you need to cancel a registration, this can easily be done on your dashboard. In addition, you can download class certificates upon completion of a class and can also see a complete listing of all of the classes you have completed through CJI.

Genius will also make it much easier to update your information, such as email/address changes or agency transitions, without waiting for staff assistance.

Getting Started in Genius

To get started, you will need to have an account on CJI’s Genius Portal:

If you have taken any class at the Criminal Justice Institute, you should have a Genius account.

If you don’t know your login or password, you can follow recovery steps online or contact us at support@cji.edu.


 We want this to be a good experience for you. If you need any assistance while navigating this new system, please do not hesitate to contact us @ support@cji.edu.