Books and Movies

Here are lists of books and movies you can use for additional training hours or just to read or watch.

If you know of any books or movies you would like to see included on these lists that others might enjoy/appreciate, please let your supervisor or the Director of Training know and we will update the list.

For training hours – you can use up to TWO books and/or movies per fiscal year towards your required hours.

To use these books/movies towards your training hours, you must read/watch your selection and write a two to three paragraphs description of each book/movie. You must then add your description in the notes section of your training log in Optima.

For books you will get ONE hour of training for every 100 pages of the book, plus 15 minutes for writing the summary.

For movies – it will depend on the movie – for example, there is a half hour documentary, that included with the description, would be an hour. The most time for any movie will be 3 hours (including the description).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Director of Training.

Books appropriate for our youth to read


Additional books from Rutgers University – Rutgers Book List