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1 1 Presented by Michael McVean C ALIFORNIA C OMMISSION ON P EACE O FFICERS S TANDARDS AND T RAINING Certificates Professional

2  General certificates (includes Basic Certificate)13,247  Specialized certificates 148  Coroner certificates 77  Reserve certificates 42  Dispatcher certificates 788  Record Supervisor certificates 47 Serves over 600 POST-certified agencies. During Fiscal Year 2013/2014, 14,349 applications were received and processed by the staff in the Certificates Unit. These certificates included: 2

3 Issued certificates fall into two distinct classifications: NOTE: For questions specific to course completion certificates, please contact the Course Presenter. 1.Professional Certificates The POST Certificates Unit is responsible for issuing all Professional Certificates to qualified applicants via the application process. Applicants must be employed by a POST participating agency. The Professional Certificate certifies the applicant’s level of achievement. 2.Certificates of Course Completion The Course Presenters issue these certificates to individuals who complete a POST-certified course. They are either mailed or presented at the training site. 3

4 Certificate Categories for Full-time Peace Officers  General Certificates  Specialized Certificates  Coroner’s Certificates POST Basic Certificate: This is the starting place for those who want to become a full-time Peace Officer. To qualify for the Basic Certificate, students attend the introductory Basic Academy Course. No prior education is required. The POST Certificate Program includes the following categories: NOTE: Refer to PAM Regulation 1011 for additional information.PAM Regulation 1011 Basic  Intermediate  Advanced  Supervisory  Management  Executive Other Certificate Categories  Reserve Peace OfficerLevel 1 Reserve (one level only)  Public Safety DispatcherBasic, Intermediate, and Advanced  Records SupervisorOne level only For each category, there are six levels of Professional Certificates: 4

5 In order to meet the high demand, the turn-around time for processing certificate applications (all programs) is the following:  Basic Certificate: 35 days from date of receipt  Higher Level Certificates: Minimum 2 months NOTE: Refer to PAM Regulation 1011 for additional information.PAM Regulation 1011 (Intermediate  Advanced  Supervisory  Management  Executive) 5

6 6 POST C ERTIFICATES U NIT Application Form the Certificate

7 IMPORTANT! Be sure to enter your employing AGENCY’S FULL NAME. No abbreviations! REMEMBER! Your POST ID (or SSN) MUST be provided for the application to be processed. 7

8 Only Department Head or Designee signs here. If the signature does not match the one on file, the application will be returned. Be sure to list ALL colleges, even if they are listed on your profile. Officer signs and dates here. 8

9 Presented by Michael McVean 9 POST C ERTIFICATES U NIT & Training for Education

10 Information from College Transcript(s):  1 College Semester Unit=1 Education Unit  1 College Quarter Unit=2/3 of 1 Education Unit Information from POST Profile or Other Training Document(s):  20 Hours of Law Enforcement Training* = 1 Training Point * The POST Commission shall determine acceptable law enforcement training. 10

11 Bachelor’s Degree+2 Years Experience+0 Training Pts Associate Degree+4 Years Experience+0 Training Pts 45 Education Units+4 Years Experience+45 Training Pts 30 Education Units+6 Years Experience+30 Training Pts 15 Education Units+8 Years Experience+15 Training Pts Points and experience needed to meet POST’s minimum requirements: Degree or Education UnitsLaw Enforcement ExperienceTraining Points* ++ *NOTE: Excess education units may be applied toward training points on a unit-for-point basis. However, excess training points cannot be applied toward education units. 11

12 Officer Joe Friday calls Evalina in the POST Certificates Unit regarding qualifying for the Intermediate Certificate. With 6 years of service, Joe needs a minimum of 30 college units and 30 training points to qualify. Joe’s concerned because he only has 20 training points. Joe tells Evalina that he also has 40 college semester units. Based on that, and because he only needs 30 semester units, he can apply the extra 10 semester units toward his training points. The combined points will give him the 30/30 that he needs. Evalina instructs Joe to submit his application to his Training Manager. Because excess education units can be used on a unit- for-point basis, Joe qualifies for the Intermediate Certificate – even though he didn’t possess the necessary 30 training points initially. His combined education and training totals 60 points. Hey, Evalina, it’s Officer Joe Friday. Hi, Joe. How can I help you? Refer to PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(a)(3)(D).PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(a)(3)(D). 12

13 Master’s Degree+4 Years Experience+0 Training Points Bachelor’s Degree+6 Years Experience+0 Training Points Associate Degree+9 Years Experience+0 Training Points 45 Education Units+9 Years Experience+45 Training Points 30 Education Units+12 Years Experience+30 Training Points Degree or Education UnitsLaw Enforcement ExperienceTraining Points* ++ Points and experience needed to meet POST’s minimum requirements: *NOTE: Excess education units may be applied toward training points on a unit-for-point basis. However, excess training points cannot be applied toward education units. 13

14 Officer Jane Smith works at a California State Agency which recruited her almost a year ago to work as a full time investigator after she graduated from a Specialized Basic academy. She contacts Alycia in the POST Certificates Unit concerning her Specialized Basic Certificate. REMEMBER: Only Specialized academy graduates can earn Specialized certificates from POST. After reviewing Officer Smith’s profile, Alycia instructs her to contact her training manager and apply after she completes her minimum 12-month probation. 14

15 Mike receives a call from Coroner Quincy who also happens to hold dual roles as both Sheriff and Coroner with her respective county. Mike confirms from her profile that she has completed the Coroner’s Death Investigation Course. Since she meets all of the requirements, Coroner Quincy is eligible for the Coroner’s Management Certificate. She possesses the regular Management Certificate but also wants the Coroner’s Management Certificate. 15

16  The Basic certificate requires no college units.  60 Semester units are required for the Supervisory, Management, and Executive certificates.  Only full-time Peace Officers are eligible for the Basic through Executive certificates.  For District Attorney Investigators, completion of the Investigation and Trial Prep Course is required to fulfill the basic training standard.  Excess education units may be applied towards training points on a unit-for-point basis. 16

17 Eligibility:  Only Level I Reserves are eligible for this certificate.  Level II and III Reserves are NOT eligible. How to apply: The Certificate Application form for Reserve Peace Officer is available online (POST-2-256).POST Visit the POST website for all certificate applications at (click on the Forms tab and select Certificates).www.post.ca.gov Refer to PAM Section B, Regulation 1011.PAM Section B, Regulation

18 Presented by Michael McVean 18 POST C ERTIFICATES U NIT Certificates Peace Officer

19 The Certificate Application form for Public Safety Dispatcher is available online (POST-2-289).POST Visit the POST website for all certificate applications at (click on the Forms tab and select Certificates).www.post.ca.gov 1.Employed by a POST participating agency in the Dispatcher Program. 2.Employed as a full-time dispatcher. 3.Completed the Public Safety Dispatcher Course. 4.Completed the 12-month probation period. 5.Selected in accordance with Regulation 1018.Regulation 1018 Eligibility for the POST Dispatcher Basic Certificate: How to apply: Refer to PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(c).PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(c). 19

20 Degree or Education UnitsDispatcher ExperienceTraining Points* ++ Points and experience needed to meet POST minimum requirements: Bachelor Degree+3 Years Experience+0 Training Points Associate Degree+5 Years Experience+0 Training Points 45 Education Units+5 Years Experience+12 Training Points 30 Education Units+7 Years Experience+11 Training Points 15 Education Units+9 Years Experience+10 Training Points *NOTE: Excess education units may be applied toward training points on a unit-for-point basis. However, excess training points cannot be applied toward education units. 20

21 Degree or Education UnitsDispatcher ExperienceTraining Points* ++ Points and experience needed to meet POST minimum requirements: Master Degree+5 Years Experience+0 Training Points Bachelor Degree+7 Years Experience+0 Training Points Associate Degree+9 Years Experience+0 Training Points 45 Education Units+9 Years Experience+12 Training Points 30 Education Units+11 Years Experience+11 Training Points NOTE: Excess education units may be applied toward training points on a unit-for-point basis. However, excess training points cannot be applied toward education units. 21

22 Public Safety Dispatcher Carrie calls Lynda in the POST Certificates Unit. Carrie has worked as a dispatcher for 9 years (5 years full-time and 4 years part-time). In addition, Carrie earned an Associate Degree from her local community college. She also received the POST Dispatcher Basic Certificate but wants to earn her Dispatcher Advanced Certificate. Refer to PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(c).PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(c). Lynda checks the criteria in the PAM section and informs Carrie that with only 5 years of full-time Dispatcher service, she would need to have a Master’s Degree to qualify. Lynda also lets Carrie know that without the Master’s Degree she will qualify once she has an additional 4 years of full-time dispatcher service (which meets the requirement of 9 years experience with an Associate Degree for the Advanced level). 22

23 The Certificate Application form for Records Supervisor is available online (POST-2-117).POST Visit the POST website for all certificate applications at (click on the Forms tab and select Certificates).www.post.ca.gov 1.Employed by a POST participating agency. 2.Employed for 2 years as a full-time records supervisor. 3.Completed Public Records Act Course (16 hours). 4.Completed Public Records Supervisor Course (40 hours). 5.High school diploma or GED. Eligibility: How to apply: Refer to PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(d).PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(d). 23

24 Records Supervisor Frank contacts Paul in the POST Certificates Unit. Frank wants to know if he qualifies for the Records Supervisor Certificate. He informs Paul that he has 22 months of service in his current position. Refer to PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(d).PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(d). After checking Frank’s profile, Paul determines that Frank completed both the 16-hour Public Records Course and the 40-hour Records Supervisor Course and meets all other requirements. However, Paul instructs Frank that the next step is for Frank to consult with his Training Manager and then submit his application – after completing the necessary 24 months of service. 24

25 Presented by Michael McVean 25 POST C ERTIFICATES U NIT Your Certificate to Issue

26 The Request for Reissuance form is available online (POST-2-250).POST Visit the POST website for all certificate applications at (click on the Forms tab and select Certificates).www.post.ca.gov  If your certificate has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, and you would like a replacement, you must submit a Request for Reissuance form.  IMPORTANT: Reissuance requires that the requested certificate was previously issued to you and is on record.  The reissuance procedure applies to ALL law enforcement and non-law enforcement professional certificates in the POST program. How to apply: Refer to PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(f)(I).PAM Section B, Regulation 1011(f)(I). 26

27 Presented by Michael McVean 27 POST C ERTIFICATES U NIT Questions Asked

28 #1Q: Where can I obtain a POST Certificate Application Form? A: You can download the fillable application (.doc) from the POST website, or, if you are employed as a peace officer, you can obtain a blank application form from your department training manager.POST website #2Q: Can POST put a “rush” on applications? A: POST will make a determination on a case-by-case basis to give priority to an application if there is a compliance issue or promotional exam involved. #3Q: What is needed for the Basic Certificate? A: To request a Basic Certificate, mail the completely filled out and signed Certificate Application Form (POST 2-116) to POST. To be eligible for the POST Basic Certificate, the applicant must:POST  Have completed the Regular Basic Course.  Be currently employed as a full-time peace officer by an agency in the POST program. Note: Applicants who are designated as a peace officer pursuant to California Penal Code § may also apply for a POST Basic Certificate.Penal Code §  Have completed the department's probationary period. 28

29 #4Q: What is the application process turn-around time? A: The turn-around time for non-Basic Certificate applications is approximately 2 months. Processing the Basic Certificate is completed within 35 days from date of receipt of the application. #5Q: Are website transcripts acceptable? A: Electronic copies are not acceptable. A printed photocopy of the applicant's official transcript or college degree must be provided. #6Q: If I qualify for more than one certificate, can I check more than one certificate level in Section 1 of the application? A: Yes, you can check multiple levels. 29

30 #7Q: Can you send me a list of the accredited colleges? A: You can find these lists on two websites: and Also, refer to the book, Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education (published by the American Council on Education).www.wascweb.orgwww.detc.org #8Q: Can we use the same 2 years experience for both Supervisory and Management Certificates? A: A total of 4 years of service is required to earn both the Supervisory and the Management Certificates. See the POST Administrative Manual (PAM), Regulations 1011(10)(f), for the exact requirements. 1011(10)(f) #9Q: Can I get a PC 832 Arrest & Firearms Course Certificate from POST? A: The course presenter issues the certificate of course completion for this course. 30

31 #11Q: Can you tell me about the Requalification Course? A: Information about the POST Requalification Course is available on our website or contact Basic Training Bureau staff directly at Requalification Course #12Q: Can I get a copy of my certificate? A: Yes. POST can reissue a certificate that has been lost, stolen, or destroyed. To obtain a certificate copy, complete the Request for Reissuance of POST Certificate and submit it to POST.Request for Reissuance of POST Certificate #10Q: Can you tell me about the POST Basic Course Waiver process? A: Information about the POST Basic Course Waiver process is available on our website or contact Basic Training Bureau staff directly at Basic Course Waiver 31

32 Presented by Michael McVean 32 POST C ERTIFICATES U NIT Completion of Course

33 Course presenters issue certificates for completing POST-certified training courses. (The Certificates Unit does not issue these certificates.) Below are related websites.  Academy Instructor Certificate Program (AICP)  Command College (CC)  Executive Development Course (EDC)  Instructor Development Institute (IDI)  Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI)  Supervisory Leadership Program (SLI) 33

34 Presented by Michael McVean 34 POST C ERTIFICATES U NIT & Support Contacts

35 Leadperson Michael McVean The POST Certificates Unit: Lynda Dotson Evalina Olivarria Alycia Edwards Paul Masterson General Support

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