Webinar (A webinar is synchronously facilitated training that is delivered via the internet. It is considered an instructor-led course for the purposes of certification through EDI)
Self-paced (Self-paced training is defined by POST as any training in which there is no instructor. Certified courses may be approved in hourly increments of at least one hour or more. An example of self-paced training is a web-based training)
Blended learning (“Blended Learning” is a learning event that combines the use of two or more independent media (e.g., the Web/Internet and the classroom). In a blended learning environment, students complete part of the training via the Web as either instructor-led or self-paced training. The remainder of the training is accomplished in the classroom or other venue in the presence of instructors and other students)
Quality Assessment Program (QAP) provides course and instructor evaluations of POST-certified courses to improve law enforcement training courses' efficiency and effectiveness through increased oversight of instructor delivery and curricula audits. The QAP measures law enforcement instructor quality, evaluates the instructor use of adult learning methods and techniques, and assesses the quality of POST-certified training courses and instructor quality in general, consistent with POST's objectives and its Instructor Development Institute. The QAP is designed to ensure assessments of a selection of the approximately 4,474 POST-certified courses and 935 presenters and provides for these assessments to be conducted systematically and comprehensively, using POST approved training evaluation rubric documents to identify areas that are above or below minimum standards and make appropriate recommendations, and/or provide necessary resources to improve course delivery. These resources include the provision of a QAP Curriculum/Facilitation Coach when deemed appropriate. The coaches trained as POST Master Instructors will provide insight and work one-on-one with presenters and facilitators to enhance curriculum or improve instructor facilitation skills.