JRA Horseracing School was established in Shiroi City, Chiba Prefecture in 1982, with the aim of cultivating jockeys and stable staff with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt to the change of the times. The current curriculum features a three-year course for jockeys, and a six-month course for s table employees. Prospective students are required to pass an entrance examination for enrollment in either course. After completion of the prerequisite course, the prospective jockeys may take the jockey's license examination and the stable employees are eligible, with JRA approval, to be employed by trainers licensed by JRA. There are also quarantine stables designated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for foreign horses competing in JRA races.
Horseracing School: http://jra.jp/school/index.html (Japanese)