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Section B - Regulations
Regulation 1070

Minimum Training Standards for Instructors of POST-Certified Specialized Training

1070. Minimum Training Standards for Instructors of POST-Certified Specialized Training

(a) Minimum Training Standards

Instructors of any of the specialized subjects listed in subsection 1070(b) shall successfully complete the corresponding training course listed in subsection 1070(b), or complete the equivalency process outlined in subsection 1070(c).

(1) Effective March 1, 2008, completion of the Academy Instructor Certification Course specified in Regulation 1082 or passage of the AICC Equivalency Process specified in Regulation 1009(c)(4) shall be a prerequisite to teaching any* of the specialized subjects listed in Regulation 1070(b) when the subject is taught in the Regular Basic Course.

*The following specialized subjects listed in Regulation 1070(b) are excluded: Institute of Criminal Investigation, Motorcycle Training, and Supervisory Leadership Institute.

(2) Presenters who employ instructors of specialized subjects shall attest, via the EDI Course Instructor Resume, that the instructor(s) meets the minimum training standard applicable to instructors as follows:

(A) Primary Instructors (defined in Regulation 1001) All primary instructors shall meet the minimum training standard prior to instructing in the specialized subject. (This also includes instructors of specialized instructor training courses.)

(B) Instructors (non-primary) All non-primary instructors who on or after July 1, 2002, are 1) first assigned to instruct in a specialized subject area or 2) transferred to a different training institution and are assigned to instruct in a specialized area shall meet the minimum training standard prior to instructing in the specialized subject.  (This also includes instructors of specialized instructor training courses.)

(C) Guest Speakers (defined in Regulation 1001) Guest speakers are exempt from the minimum training standard.

(b) Specialized Subjects and Training Course Requirement

The specialized subjects listed in the left column may be the subject of a stand-alone course or a specialized subject taught within a larger course.

To satisfy the training course requirement, a POST-certified course must be a foundational-type instructor course and must meet the minimum content requirements specified in Regulation 1082 [unless exempted by Regulation 1082(c)].  For example, an “advanced” or “update” course will not satisfy the requirement.  Generally, the POST-certified course must be the same title as the instructor course title listed in the “Training Course” column.

The minimum content requirements for the training courses listed in the right column below are specified in Regulation 1082.

Specialized Subject Training Course (must meet minimum content requirements specified in Regulation 1082.)
Arrest and Control Techniques Arrest and Control Instructor or Defensive Tactics Instructor
Baton/Impact Weapons Baton/Impact Weapons Instructor or Defensive Tactics Instructor
Chemical Agents Chemical Agents Instructor
Defensive Tactics Defensive Tactics Instructor or Arrest and Control Instructor
Diversionary Devices Diversionary Devices Instructor
Driver Training (perishable skills program) Driver Awareness Instructor
Driver Training (performance driving, code 3, pursuit) Driver Awareness Instructor and Driver Training Instructor
Driver Training (basic courses) Driver Awareness Instructor and Driver Training Instructor
Driver Training-Simulator Driver Awareness Instructor, Driver Training Instructor, and Driver Training Simulation Instructor
Electronic Weapons Electronic Weapons Instructor
Firearms (all firearms types) Firearms Instructor (corresponding firearm type)
First Aid/CPR First Aid/CPR Instructor
Force Options Simulator Force Options Simulator Instructor
Hazardous Materials Hazardous Materials Train-the-Trainer
Institute of Criminal Investigation Institute of Criminal Investigation Instructor
Less Lethal Weapons Less Lethal Force Instructor
Motorcycle Training Motorcycle Training Instructor
Physical Training (basic course) Physical Training Instructor
Supervisory Course Supervisory Course Instructor Training
Supervisory Leadership Institute Supervisory Leadership Institute Instructor
Racial Profiling Racial Profiling Instructor
Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Awareness Basic Course for Response Personnel (SEMS/NIMS/ICS)
Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Awareness ICS 300 & 400 Train-the-Trainer (SEMS/NIMS/ICS)
Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Awareness Law Enforcement Response to Terrorism (LERT) Instructor
Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Awareness Public Safety Communications Terrorism Awareness Course Instructor (PSC-TAC)


(c) Equivalency Process

The training course specified in subsection 1070(b) may be satisfied through an equivalency evaluation performed by the employing presenter.  An individual requesting an evaluation to meet the minimum training course standard shall submit to the presenter an expanded course outline for each course to be considered in the evaluation.  The course outline(s) must specify the course title(s), training date(s), and training institution(s).  Presenters will base their evaluations on a comparison of the submitted expanded course outline(s) against the minimum content requirements specified in Regulation 1082.  The employing presenter shall retain the documentation for approved equivalencies. Although presenters are not required to submit the documentation to POST, their attestation of equivalency, via the EDI Course Instructor Resume submitted to POST, pursuant to Regulation 1053.

(d) Proof of Completed Training Course

Presenters of the specialized subjects specified in subsection 1070(b) shall maintain documentation which demonstrates the satisfaction of the minimum training course standard. The required documentation shall be made available for POST inspection upon request and shall consist of:

(1) A copy of the certificate of course completion verifying the required training course in subsection 1070(b), or

(2) A POST training record that indicates successful completion of the training course in subsection 1070(b), or

(3) The expanded course outline(s) of the course(s) evaluated for equivalency per subsection 1070(c).

 

(Revised 12/09/2015)