Information about training resources that POST provides for California Law Enforcement.

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Reimbursement Information

  • Backfill Courses — Courses that qualify to be given a reimbursable allowance for an agency’s expense of paying salary at the overtime rate to a peace officer employee who replaces another peace officer employee for his/her attendance of a selected POST-certified training course.

Basic Training

  • Basic Course — The Regular Basic Course (basic academy) is the training standard for police officers, deputy sheriffs, school district police officers, district attorney investigators, as well as a few other classifications of peace officers.
  • Basic Training Academies — Academies throughout California present POST-certified basic law enforcement training.

Find Training Opportunities

  • Course Catalog — Find POST-certified training courses throughout California.
  • Learning Portal — Learn new skills and support your professional development.

By Occupation

Peace Officers

Training requirements and training resources for Police Officers, Deputies, Investigators, Detectives, and Supervisors. Information on the Field Training / Police Training programs as well as the Reserve Peace Officer program (RPOP).


Find frequently asked questions on how to become a dispatcher or information on the Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate, Basic Course, or Selection Standards. Locate upcoming Dispatch courses or use the Dispatch Center on the Learning Portal.

Basic Course Presenters and Instructors 

The Academy Instructor Certificate Program (AICP), Basic Course, Field Training Officer Video Scenarios Instructor Manual, Instructor Resume Builder (IRB), PC 832 Arrest and Firearms Course, POST-Certified First Aid Training Courses and Instructor Requirements, Proposed TTS and more.


Find training requirements, resources, and value added services offered by POST for Managers and Executives.

Training Managers

Information and resources available for Training Managers, including a list of POST Regional Training Consultants.

POST- Certified Presenters

Course Certification Commission Regularions, Instructor Development Institute (IDI), and Specialized Training Certification.

Law Enforcement Agencies

Law Enforcement Associations