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Regulation 1053. Course Certification Request and Review Process

Course Certification Request

Any person or organization desiring to have a course certified shall first telephonically contact a POST Regional Consultant for an evaluation of the factors described in Regulation 1052(a) or (b).  If the evaluation is favorable, a complete course certification request shall be submitted to POST via the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System.

(a) Instructor-led Training

The following information, provided to POST via the EDI, shall constitute a complete course certification request for instructor-led training and for the instructor-led portion of a blended learning course:

(1) Course Administration Information collected via EDI shall consist of the following:

(A) Agency Submitting Request

(B) Course Title

(C) College Affiliation

(D) Plan Requested

(E) Course Length – Hours

(F) Format: Hours Per Day, Days Per Week, Weeks

(G) Presentations Per Year

(H) Units Granted: Semester or Quarter

(I) Participating Law Enforcement Agencies and Estimated Number of Yearly Trainees from Each Agency

(J) Enrollment Restrictions

(K) Maximum Number of Students

(L) Address of Course Site

(M) Facilities - Number and Size of Classrooms

(N) Course Objectives and Narrative Description of Course

(O) Method of Presentation - All Techniques Used: Lecture, Demonstration, Simulation, Role Playing, Conference, Other

(P) Number of Instructors

(Q) Training Aids Used

(R) Required Project

(S) Method of Evaluating Stated Objectives

(T) Name and Title of Person Requesting Course Certification

(U) Contact Number

(V) Date of Request

(W) Secondary Course Title

(X) Fiscal Year

(Y) Variable/Fixed Format

(Z) Course is Specific to Dispatchers: Yes or No

(AA) Publish in POST Course Catalog: Yes or No

(BB) Categories

(CC) Course Is a Legislative Mandate: Yes or No

(DD) Course Is in Response to POST Regulatory Training Requirements: Yes or No

(EE) Course Requires Standardized Curriculum: Yes or No

(FF) Revisit Content Prior to Course

(GG) Course is Highly Dynamic: Yes or No

(HH) Course Requires a Safety Guideline: Yes or No

(II) Subventions

(JJ) Pre-requisites Required: Yes or No

(KK) Proposed Presentation Dates

(LL) On-site/Off-site Presentations

(MM) Material Agency Fees

(NN) Email Address

(2) Course Instructor Resume, completed by the course presenter for each instructor assigned to instruct in any POST certified/approved course.  The presenter Attestation/Evaluation section of the resume form shall be completed for each instructor of a “Specialized Training Subject” listed in Regulation 1070 and has been evaluated and found to meet the instructor training requirements of 1070 and Regulation 1082.  The Course Instructor Resume information collected via EDI shall consist of the following:

(A) Instructor’s Name (first, middle, last)

(B) Current Occupation

(C) Current Employer (primary)

(D) Business Address: Street City State Zip

(E) Business Phone Number

(F) Business Email

(G) Course Assigned to Instruct

(H) Training Presenter

(I) POST Presenter Number

(J) Course Number If Known

(K) Subject(s) Assigned to Instruct (e.g., firearms, legal update)

(L) Highest Degree

(M) Year Obtained

(N) Major

(O) Education/Teaching Credential

(P) College/University (include city and state)

(Q) Types of General Law Enforcement Experience Relative to This Instructional Assignment (e.g., patrol, swat, traffic), Number of Years

(R) Other Law Enforcement-Related Experience Relative to This Instructional Assignment (e.g., college instructor, attorney), Number of Years

(S) Instructor Development Training (general instructor skills: adult learning, assessment, presentation skills, testing): Course Titles – POST-certified, Course Control Number, Total Hours, Completion Date

(T) Instructor Development Training (general instructor skills: Adult Learning, Assessment, Presentation Skills, Testing): Course Titles – Non POST-certified, Presenter, Total Hours, Completion Date

(U) Instructor Training Specific to This Course – Initial Training and Any Update Training (e.g., driver instructor course, driver instructor update course): Course Titles – POST-certified, Course Control Number, Total Hours, Completion Date

(V) Instructor Training Specific to This Course – Initial Training and Any Update Training (e.g., driver instructor course, driver instructor update course): Course Titles – Non POST-certified, Presenter, Total Hours, Completion Date

(W) Professional License Certificates Relevant to This Course (e.g., EMT, NAUI, R.N.)

(X) The Name of the Specialized Subject the Instructor is Assigned to Teach and the Required Instructor Training Course Title as Listed in Regulation 1082 (e.g., Firearms instructor)

(Y) Completion of POST-certified Instructor Course – Regulation 1070(b): Course Titles – POST-certified, Course Control Number, Hours

(Z) Equivalency Evaluation for Instructor Course – Regulation 1070(c): Course Titles/Subject Areas, Course Control Number If Known, Hours, Date, Presenter

(AA) Attestation for (Y) or (Z) Above: Presenter/Designee, Position Title, Date

(BB) Titles of Directly Related Courses/Subjects Taught

(CC) Other Teaching Experience (course titles/subjects)

(DD) Presenter/Designee Authorized to Approve Instructor

(EE) Presenter’s Contact Information: Office Number, Cell Number, Fax Number, Email Address

(3) Course Budget if the proposed course will require a tuition.  (Reference Regulation 1054, Requirements for Course Budget.) Course Budget information collected via EDI shall consist of the following:

(A) Agency Presenting the Course

(B) Course Category

(C) Course Title

(D) Direct Costs – Services: Instruction, Coordination, Clerical, Printing/Reproduction

(E) Direct Costs – Supplies: Books/Pamphlets/Handouts, Certificates, Notebooks, Paper/Office Supplies

(F) Direct Costs – Equipment

(G) Direct Costs – Travel: Coordinator, Instructors

(H) Direct Costs – Miscellaneous

(I) Indirect Costs

(J) Subventions

(K) Name of Person Submitting Budget and Date

(L) Services – Instruction: Name, Number of Instructor Hours, Hourly Rate

(M) Services – Coordination: Name, Number of Coordinator Hours, Hourly Rate

(N) Services – Clerical: Name, Number of Hours, Hourly Rate

(O) Services – Printing/Reproduction: Item, Cost

(P) Supplies – Books/Pamphlets/Handouts: Item, Quantity, Cost

(Q) Supplies – Certificates: Item, Quantity, Cost

(R) Supplies – Notebooks: Item, Quantity, Cost

(S) Supplies – Office Supplies: Item, Quantity, Cost

(T) Equipment: Item, Specific Cost

(U) Travel: Coordinator’s Name, Origin and Destination, Mode of Transportation, Specific Costs (e.g., transportation, per diem, etc.)

(V) Miscellaneous: Item, Cost

(W) Subventions: Source of Subventions, Type of Subventions (cash, equipment, services, etc.), Cash Value of Subvention

(X) General Coordination

(Y) Presentation Coordination

(Z) Site Indicator

(AA) Course Facilities Cost

(4) Expanded course outline that minimally includes subject topics to the third level of detail to sufficiently indicate the technical information in the subject areas.  A generic outline example is as follows:

Course Name or Title

I. Introduction

A. Instructors

B. Course Description

C. Administration

II. Topic 1 or Section I

A. First Subtopic/Section Content

1. Content Breakdown

B. Second Subtopic/Section Content

1. Content Breakdown

(5) Hourly distribution schedule indicating, by day of the week, the instructors and topics scheduled during each course hour. (Example formats are available from POST.)

(6) Course safety policies and procedures for courses that include manipulative skills training.  (Reference POST Guidelines for Student Safety in Certified Courses for clarification and sample policies.)  The policies and procedures must minimally address:

(A) Rules of Safety and Conduct,

(B) Reporting and Handling Injuries,

(C) Ratios of Instructional Staff to Students.

(b) Self-Paced Training (e.g., CD-ROM or Web-based training.)  The following forms and related materials shall constitute a complete package for self-paced training, including the self-paced portion of a blended learning course:

(1) Self-Paced Training Course Certification Request (POST Form 2-124)

(2) Course Developer Résumé (POST 2-125)

The course presenter shall complete a résumé for each course developer assigned to create any POST certified/approved self-paced course.  The presenter Attestation/Evaluation section of the résumé form shall be completed for at least one developer of a “Specialized Training Subject” listed in Regulation 1070 who has been evaluated and found to meet the instructor training requirements of Regulation 1070 and Regulation 1082.

(3) Access to the WBT

For review purposes, the presenter shall provide POST with the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or other access resource (e.g., CD-ROM or DVD disc), log-on requirements, and any other information or media that would be supplied to a student taking the WBT.

(4) An expanded course outline which minimally includes subject topics to the fourth level of detail to sufficiently indicate the technical information in the subject areas.  The outline shall also show the connection between course content and objectives, learning activities, and evaluations.  A generic outline example is as follows:

Course Name or Title

I. Introduction

A. Course Description

B. How to Access and Complete the On-line Training

1. Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and Log-on Requirements

2. Completion Requirements

II. Topic 1 or Section 1

A. First Subtopic/Section Content

1. Content Breakdown

(a) Learning Activities, Related Objectives, and Estimated Times of Completion

2. Student evaluations, related objectives, and estimated times of completion, if done at the topic/section level.  A typical evaluation might include written, audio, and/or video scenarios depicting a situation the student must successfully identify or analyze by answering multiple-choice, true/false, or matching questions.

B. Second Subtopic/Section Content

1. Content Breakdown

(a) Learning Activities, Related Objectives, and Estimated Times of Completion

2. Student Evaluations, Related Objectives, and Estimated Times of Completion (if done at the topic/section level)

A typical evaluation might include written, audio, and/or video scenarios depicting a situation the student must successfully identify or analyze by answering multiple choice, true/false, or matching questions.

III. Course Evaluation

A. Student Evaluations, Related Objectives, and Estimated Times of Completion (if done at the course level)

(5) Proposed Continuing Professional Training (CPT) Hours

(6) An Estimation of the Total Time Required to Complete the Course

(7) The Presenter's Attestation of course developer approval and commitment to adhere to the POST-Approved Expanded Course Outline, and Conditions of Certification presentation.  Any modifications to objectives, content, evaluations, total hours, etc., in a POST-certified course must be submitted to POST for approval before presentation.

(c) Course Certification Review

(1) Within 14 calendar days of receiving a course certification request, POST shall review the request and notify the requestor, via the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System, of the status of the request.  If the request is incomplete, POST will identify the areas needing completion and shall return the request via the EDI System before further action will be taken to consider certification of the course.

(2) The Commission shall review each complete request for course certification and base its decision on evaluation of those factors enumerated in Regulation 1052.  Within 60 calendar days of receiving the course certification request, POST will notify the requestor of the Commission's decision to approve or disapprove certification of the course.

(3) Any requestor not satisfied with a certification action may submit an appeal to the Commission in accordance with Regulation 1058.

(d) Changes to Course Certification

After a course is certified by the Commission under the conditions specified in the Course Certification Request, the course shall not be changed or modified, as described below, without POST approval.  Course presenters must report any change(s) to the conditions of course certification or to the elements of the course: budget, course content, hours of presentation, instructors, location, number of presentations, hourly schedule, and scheduled times.

(1) Modifications are changes to a Course Presentation Request submitted to POST and approved by POST prior to the course presentation.

(2) Corrections are changes to a Course Presentation Request submitted to POST and approved by POST after the course presentation.

 

(Revised 11/26/2012)

 

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