Please click on the headings below to view the forms of interest.
To obtain a form not listed below, please send an email to our Publications Manager.
The forms provided below may be used in conjunction with the selection requirements specified in Commission Regulations.
Agencies may request “unprotected” versions of these forms for agency-specific use only. Requests for unprotected versions of the forms, as well as administrative questions about the forms, should be directed to the POST Forms Manager.
Substantive questions about these forms should be directed to Melani Singley of the Standards, Evaluation, and Research Bureau at (916) 227-4258.
Tabbed Dividers for Organizing Background Reports
Tabbed dividers for organizing background reports of peace officers and public safety dispatchers are available and may be ordered from Cynthia Ingram at (916) 227-4863. In the request please state the type of order request, police officer, dispatcher, or both sets; how many sets needed and the agency name, physical mailing address, and contact information.
It is the joint responsibility of the employing department and the employee (peace officers, reserve officers, dispatchers, and record supervisors) to apply for the award of a POST professional certificate. Links to the application forms are provided below. A form is also available for lost or destroyed certificates. For information on certificate requirements for all categories, please see Regulation 1011.
Employees of POST participating departments or presenter training entities desiring access to POST’s secure system for POST transactions and reports, may apply for access by completing the appropriate Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) access application.
The Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system allows POST-participating agencies and course presenters to submit and process information to POST via a secure website. The system also provides users with immediate access to various reports. Three functions are currently available through EDI:
* Notice Of Appointment/Termination (NOAT): Agencies may submit notices of appointment and termination transactions and generate agency reports through the EDI system. Using the EDI system eliminates the need to mail hardcopy forms to POST. Please complete an Electronic Data Interchange Access Application (doc) for each person requesting access to the system. Signatures of the applicant and the agency's chief executive or his/her authorized designee are required on the application.
* Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI): The SBSLI function within the EDI system allows agencies to pre-check potential candidates for SBSLI eligibility and to submit SBSLI applications online to POST during the open application period. Please complete an Electronic Data Interchange Access Application (doc) for each person requesting access to the system. Signatures of the applicant and the agency's chief executive or his/her authorized designee are required on the application.
* Course Certification Access (includes Presenter Course Reports) : Through EDI, POST presenters may now complete and submit course certification packages online. The Presenter Course Reports (information about courses offered, status of rosters and presentation dates and locations) are included in this access. Similar information is available through the course catalog. If you had presenter access prior to November, 2006, and you will not be writing or submitting course certification packages, you do not have to re-apply. If your functions include reading and writing or submitting the course certification package, you will need to apply for your EDI Course Certification account and password.
Please visit Electronic Data Interchange Access Application (doc) to complete and submit the revised EDI-Presenter Access application to POST. Signatures of the applicant and the executive responsible for training are required on the application. If you need help with the application process, or if you experience technical difficulties, you may email or call Maria Goshop at (916) 227-4858.
POST participating departments are required by Regulation 1003 to notify POST of employment transactions of their department involving peace officers, reserve peace officers, dispatchers, and records supervisors. Departments with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) access should complete their transactions using the EDI system. Departments without EDI access need to send in a completed Notice of Appointment/Termination (NOA/T) form. Regulation 1003(a)(1) also allows for corrections to be made to records using this form.
The form provided below may be used by an individual making a request for a POST record (individual certificate, employment, and training history). There are specific procedures and confidentiality policies that apply to such requests. For more information, please see the Profile FAQs section.
Forms provided in this section may be used in conjunction with various training programs, including training reimbursement. Additionally there are forms for requesting a waiver of basic training and a form for requesting a waiver of the Management Course prerequisite.
Basic Course Waiver and Requalification
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Submitting a form
Forms must be submitted through the US Mail when specifically stated on the form. We recommend that you carefully proof your forms prior to sending. After obtaining any required signatures and/or attachments, send your complete package (please do not include separate instruction pages) to:
Commission on POST
1601 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento CA 95816-7083
* Please read the instructions carefully, not all forms will be submitted to POST.
POST is currently updating our forms to make them completely fillable online and more user friendly. When you select a form, the following formats indicate how the form can be accessed.
- pdf view: The form can be viewed and printed for manual entry using Adobe Acrobat.
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- doc: The form can be filled in, saved, and printed using Microsoft Word.