Required Updated or Refresher Training Requirements

The Legislature determined and has mandated certain training be refreshed or updated at regular intervals to maintain proficiency and certification or to obtain recertification in particular areas of an officers duties. POST has created a quick reference document to assist the field in locating Legislative Mandated Training update or refresher requirements for officers while employed with a law enforcement agency.

Disclaimer: This document is intended for use as a quick reference. Its purpose is not regulatory. For complete Legislative Mandated Training requirements refer to the appropriate law section provided for each requirement.

 

Legislative Required Refresher Training

Training Topic

Training Participation / Responsibility*

Update/Refresher Training

Cal-OSHA 5193

Blood borne Pathogens

REQUIRED

*Employers.

REQUIRED

-Annually at a minimum as prescribed by OSHA-

CCR Title 8

PC 13519

Domestic Violence Complaints

REQUIRED

*Law enforcement officers.

REQUIRED for

Law Enforcement Officers

(below supervisory rank) assigned to patrol

-every 2 years-

PC 629.94

Electronic Surveillance

REQUIRED

*Investigative or law enforcement officers; other persons as designated.

REQUIRED

"Periodic Recertification" Minimum standards as set by the AG.

PC 13518

First Aid & CPR

REQUIRED

*Every city/district police officer, (deputy) sheriff, (deputy) marshal, and CHP peace officer, except those whose duties are primarily clerical or administrative.

REQUIRED

-Every 3 years-

Satisfactory completion of periodic refresher training or appropriate testing in CPR and other first aid as prescribed by EMSA – CCR Title 22

PC 13519.8

High Speed Vehicle Pursuits

REQUIRED

*Law enforcement officers.

REQUIRED

CA Law Enforcement Pursuit Guidelines (2/07) and/or Pursuit Driving Update (2007). 2-hour POST telecourse can be used to satisfy this requirement.

PC 13519.4

Racial & Cultural Diversity Training; Racial Profiling

REQUIRED

*Law enforcement officers.

REQUIRED

-Every 5 years-

Cal-OSHA 5144

Respiratory Protection/Fitting

REQUIRED

*Employers.

REQUIRED

-Annually as prescribed by OSHA-

CCR Title 8

 

Continuing Professional Training Requirement: Every peace officer (other than a Level III Reserve Peace Officer), Public Safety Dispatcher, and Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor shall satisfactorily complete the CPT requirement of 24 or more hours of POST-qualifying training during every two-year CPT cycle. Effective January 1, 2002, certain peace officers in specific duty assignments must satisfy a portion of the CPT requirement by completing Perishable Skills and Communications training.

Perishable Skills/Communications Requirement for CPT. Effective January 1, 2002, all peace officers (except reserve officers) below the middle management position and assigned to patrol, traffic, or investigation who routinely effect the physical arrest of criminal suspects are required to complete Perishable Skills and Communications training.

  • (A) Perishable Skills training shall consist of a minimum of 12 hours in each two-year period. Of the total 12 hours required, a minimum of 4 hours of each of the three following topical areas shall be completed:

1. Arrest and Control

2. Driver Training/Awareness or Driving Simulator

3. Tactical Firearms or Force Options Simulator

  • (B) Communications training, either tactical or interpersonal, shall consist of a minimum of 2 hours.

It is recommended that managers and executives complete, within their two-year compliance cycle, two hours of CPT devoted to updates in the perishable skills topical areas enumerated above.