Training Delivery and Compliance
Contact Information for Programs and Services
The Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau (TDC) is the principal liaison between the Commission and Law Enforcement Agencies, training managers, and Course Presenters. The bureau works with over 850 POST law enforcement presenters, as well as a number of agencies not in the POST program, to certify over 4,000 quality law enforcement training courses and to ensure the delivery of that training.
The state is divided into ten service areas, each of which is overseen and serviced by a law enforcement training consultant assigned to this bureau. You may reach TDC staff by using POST’s Region Map and Bureau Contact Information.
TDC Programs and Services
The staff of the TDC Bureau consists of the Bureau Chief, ten Senior Law Enforcement Consultants, a Staff Services Manager who oversees three Course Control specialists, and a Contract Administrator. The bureau is responsible for the following:
- Attending Chief, Training Manager, and other client meetings to provide consultation, answer questions, and clarify selection and/or training issues
- Inspection of agencies training and selection records to determine compliance
- Managing statewide training programs and resolving training issues and/or deficiencies
- Conducting statewide POST training seminars and curriculum development workshops
- Processing and approving course certification requests
- Maintaining quality control of training and presenter information
- Assisting constituents with training delivery questions
- Professional Peace Officer Certificates
Finding a POST-Certified Course
All POST-Certified courses have a Course Title and a Course Control Number. Each course can be certified to several presenters, and courses can be scheduled throughout the year at different locations within the state. Certified Courses can be found using the POST Catalog of Certified Courses.
Find a Specific Course:
Access the Catalog of Certified Courses, and use a word search to find a particular subject topic. If the word is contained in a Course Title or in the description, a listing of Course Titles will be displayed. You can then access the course information by selecting one of the titles listed.
If the Course Title is known, the Catalog of Certified Courses provides an index of all the Certified Course Titles listed alphabetically. For more information about a specific course, contact the presenter of the course.
By Course Number (using EDI)
Certified Courses can also be obtained through the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system. Through EDI, Certified Course Presenters may view up-to-date course information, including presentation dates, locations of presentations and Course Roster status.
Obtaining a Course Control Number
All course control numbers are made up of 14 numerical digits. The first four digits identify the course presenter. The second five digits identify the individual course number (i.e. “Traffic Collision Investigation” course number is “33590”). These two elements are referred to as the Course Certification Number. The last five digits are the fiscal year (two digits) followed by the presentation number (three digits). The entire 14-digit number is referred to as the Course Control Number. The Course Certification Number is given to a presenter when the course is certified, and the Course Control Number is assigned when a Course Announcement is received.
To obtain a Course Control number, an agency or presenter can:
- Look up the course on the Catalog of Certified Courses.
- Check the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system.
- Contact the POST Course Control Unit for further assistance.
For courses not listed in the Course Catalog or other Course-related questions, please contact the Course Control Unit by telephone at (916) 227-4860, (916) 227-4862 or (916) 227-4863.
Professional Certificates Program
Professional Certificate Program fosters education, training, and professionalism in law enforcement; raises the level of competence of law enforcement officers; and fosters cooperation between the Commission, its clients, and individuals. The Commission, through the Certificates Unit, awards Professional Certificates comprised of the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management, Executive, Reserve Officer, Dispatcher, and Records Supervisor certificates for individuals appointed by agencies in the POST Program. These certificates recognize achievement in education, training, and experience.
Questions about the POST Professional Certificate Program may be directed to the Certificates Unit at (916) 227-4253. There are also Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which may be helpful.