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Section D - Training Procedures
Commission Procedure D-10

Requalification Course


Purpose

10‑1. Requalification Course

This Commission procedure implements the training, testing, and hourly requirements for the Requalification Course as required in Regulation 1008(b).

Basic Course Requalification Process and Requirements

10-2. Requalification Course Terminology and Requirements

The terms related to the Requalification Course and included in the Training and Testing Specifications for Peace Officer Basic Courses are defined in section D-10-2(a).  Requirements for reporting successful course completion are contained in Commission Regulation 1055(g).

(a) Requalification Course Terminology

(1) Learning Domain

An instructional unit that covers related subject matter.  Training specifications for each learning domain include learning needs, learning objectives, and hourly requirements.  Training specifications for a domain also may include learning activities and testing requirements.

(2) Learning Need

A general statement justifying the training for a specific learning domain.

(3) Learning Objective

A statement that describes an expected training outcome related to a learning need.

(4) Learning Activity

A learning activity is a facilitated, performance-based component of instruction.  Learning activities are student-focused, and require the learner to be actively involved in structured work designed to enhance the acquisition of knowledge, skills, or competencies.  The use of learning activities is consistent with principles of adult learning.  Learning activities are integrated into the delivery of instruction as a means of reinforcing taught concepts, introducing relevant topics, or to enhance student retention necessary to achieve competence as a peace officer.  Students participating in a learning activity may be coached or provided feedback. Unlike tests, learning activities are not graded.

(5) Test

An evaluation of the extent to which students have satisfied one or more learning objectives.  The required tests are specified in the Training and Testing Specifications for Peace Officer Basic Courses.  Two types of tests are used in the Requalification Course:

(A) POST-Constructed Comprehensive Test

A POST-constructed test that measures acquisition of knowledge on multiple learning objectives. 

(B) Exercise Test

Any test other than a POST-constructed comprehensive test that measures the acquisition of knowledge and/or skills or the competencies required to achieve one or more learning objectives.

(6) Test-Use and Security Agreement

An accepted agreement between a training presenter and POST that identifies the terms and conditions under which a presenter may acquire and use specific POST-constructed comprehensive and exercise tests.  Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of such agreement is grounds for decertification in accordance with Commission Regulation 1057.

(7) Test Administration and Security Policy

Written procedures established by each presenter as specified in the POST Basic Courses Test Management and Security Protocols. In accordance with Regulation 1057, the failure to establish written procedures consistent with and/or to comply with the requirements of these protocols is grounds for decertification.

(8) Remedial Training

A period of time in which the presenter provides specific instruction to reinforce the required concepts and/or skills after a student has failed an initial test.

(b) Single Presenter

Each course presentation shall be completed under the sponsorship of one presenter unless POST has approved a contractual agreement for multiple presenters to deliver the training.

(c) Minimum Standards

POST has established minimum, statewide training standards for the Requalification Course.  Presenters may not exceed the minimum standards without prior approval from POST.

(d) Requalification Course – Eligibility, Training, Testing, and Hourly Requirements

The eligibility, training, testing, and hourly requirements in this section apply to the Requalification Course.

(1) Eligibility

Presenters of the Requalification Course shall require proof, to the training presenter’s satisfaction, that the applicant is eligible to enroll in the course based on the requirements specified in Regulation 1008(b) or Section D-11-6(d).

(2) Training Requirements

Presenters shall provide instruction for the Requalification Course as follows:

(A) Learning Objectives

Presenters shall provide instruction on all learning objectives specified for the Requalification Course in the Training and Testing Specifications for Peace Officer Basic Courses.

(B) Learning Activities

Where a learning activity is required by the Training and Testing Specifications for Peace Officer Basic Courses, presenters shall require each student to participate in that activity.  A student who does not participate in a learning activity when given the opportunity fails the course unless the presenter determines that there were extenuating circumstances.  Students who do not participate in a learning activity due to extenuating circumstances shall be given a second opportunity to participate in the same or comparable activity.  If a student fails to participate in a learning activity after being given a second opportunity, the student fails the course.

(C) Remedial Training

Specific instruction provided to reinforce the required concepts and/or skills after a student has failed an initial test.  Each presenter will determine the content and the amount of time required for remedial training.  Remedial training shall be provided independent of the retest.

(3) Testing Requirements

The tests listed below are graded on a pass/fail basis unless specified otherwise.  Requalification Course presenters shall test all students as specified in the Training and Testing Specifications for Peace Officer Basic Courses.  For the learning domain(s) being assessed in a particular test, refer to the “Minimum Content Hourly Requirements” page for the Requalification Course in the Training and Testing Specifications for Peace Officer Basic Courses.  The Requalification Course includes the following tests:

(A) POST-Constructed Comprehensive Test

The minimum passing score is established by POST.

1. POST-Constructed Comprehensive Requalification Test

Following the administration of a comprehensive test, presenters shall provide each student with a report that outlines the learning objectives failed by that student. 

Only individuals who have completed POST-provided online proctor training may administer this test.

(B) Exercise Tests

1. Proficiency

Presenters shall require each student to demonstrate proficiency in the competencies required by each exercise test.  Proficiency means that the student performed at a level acceptable to the presenter.

(C) Retests

Presenters shall provide each student who fails a required initial test an opportunity to retest.

1. POST Constructed Comprehensive Test

a. Students shall be retested using an alternate form of the test.

b. If the student fails the retest, the student fails the course.

2. Exercise Tests

a. Students shall be retested on the failed test.

b. If the student fails the retest, the student fails the course.

(4) Hourly Requirements

Presenters shall deliver the minimum number of hours of instruction specified for each learning domain in the Training and Testing Specifications for Peace Officer Basic Courses.  The total minimum hourly requirement for the Requalification Course is 136 hours.


Procedure D-10 was adopted and incorporated by reference into Commission Regulation 1008 on June 16, 1999, and amended July 1, 2002, September 15, 2004, January 1, 2006, August 26, 2006, January 1, 2009, April 3, 2012, and April 1, 2016.

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