POST Requalification Course

This POST-certified, 136-hour minimum course serves two purposes:

  1. Three-Year Requalification*
    This course is available to individuals who have successfully completed a POST-certified Regular or Specialized Investigators' Basic Course, the Basic Course Waiver (BCW) process, or who have been awarded a POST Basic Certificate and have a three-year or longer break in service.
     
  2. Basic Course Waiver Examination (BCWE)
    After an evaluation has been approved by POST, this course may be completed to meet the examination requirements for the BCW process, which consists of written and skill components.
     

*Six-Year Exception: Individuals who successfully completed a Regular Basic Course (RBC), Specialized Investigators' Basic Course (SIBC), or the Basic Course Waiver process on or after July 1, 1999 but who never served in a position for which a Regular or Specialized Investigators' Basic Course was required by law, may requalify by completing the POST Requalification Course one time within six years from the date of basic course or waiver process completion. After six years, those individuals must complete the appropriate basic course (RBC or SIBC) to requalify, regardless of when the Requalification Course was completed.

Enrollment Arrangements

Contact the Requalification Course presenters below to obtain course status, an enrollment package, course dates, and additional course information.

Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558
Mark Covington
(707) 253-3287
State Center Regional Training Facility
1101 E. University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741
Jim Edison
(559) 442-8277
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Training Division
1900 West Katella Avenue
Orange, CA 92867
Maria Whitaker
(714) 997-3052
South Bay Regional Training Center
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135
Terry Rousseve
(408) 270-6458
Southwestern College 
900 Otay Lakes Road, Rm 560J
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Elizabeth Valdez
(619) 482-6462
 


Course Description

Presentation methodology includes lectures, practical exercises, demonstrations, and instructional activities. This course requires students to demonstrate techniques that require physical ability and agility. Concerns may be discussed with course presenters.

The Requalification Course Content includes portions of the basic course which:

  • Change rapidly,
  • Address critical manipulative skills related to officer safety or civil liability in areas which persons are most likely to experience reduced proficiency,
  • Address related critical subjects.


Student understanding of cognitive material (e.g., law changes) will be evaluated by the administration of a comprehensive written examination. Testing will not be required for instructional blocks that are not tested in the basic course (e.g., cultural diversity, ethics, sexual harassment); however, students must participate in any associated instructional activities. Exercise tests will be required to evaluate students in all manipulative/psychomotor areas pertaining to the Requalification Course.

Criminal History Clearance

An applicant for the Requalification Course who is not sponsored by, or employed as a peace officer by a local or state agency, department or district must submit a written criminal history clearance from the Department of Justice to the training presenter. POST Bulletin 98-28 provides further information about obtaining a clearance.

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