CPE Course Submission

NOTE: If you would like to add a POST-approved CPE course to your personal profile, you will need to login and edit your existing profile.

This page is for requesting a review of continuing professional education (CPE) courses that are not currently on the POST-approved CPE list. Approval of CPE courses will be based on course quality and relevance [Commission Regulation 1955(b)(1)]. Courses recognized and accepted by the California Board of Psychology for continuing education credit meet the quality requirement.  The quality of courses presented by other bona fide training providers will be considered on a case by case basis.  

All submitted courses must be directly relevant to peace officer screening and provide instruction and training in at least one of the eight POST Peace Officer Psychological Evaluator Competencies (see Chapter 3 of the POST Peace Officer Psychological Screening Manual). (NOTE: You may be required to submit justification describing how the training covers one or more of the competency areas.) Courses not meeting this criteria will not be approved. 

Course Submission:

  • Before submitting a course for approval, verify that it is not already included on the list of approved CPE Courses.
  • To submit a course for approval, all required course information must be complete. Incomplete forms will not be reviewed.
  • For multi-day courses, only include the last date of the course.
  • If the course is an independent learning course, leave the date field blank.
  • If there is more than one instructor, names should be separated by commas.
  • For multi-format courses, select "other" for the method of instruction; use "various" for the format.
  • When submitting a course for approval, you must provide your contact information (name/email). This information is used for verification purposes only and will remain confidential.

Course Approval:

  • POST will evaluate the submitted course information within 15 working days.
  • If the course is approved, it will appear on the list of approved CPE courses.
  • If only a portion of the course meets the requisite criteria, it will be approved for partial CPE credit.
  • Rejected courses will not appear on the list. 

Questions can be addressed to the Strategic Communications and Research Bureau at (916) 227-4258

Course Information

Course Title:  
Course Description:  
Course Date (MM-DD-YYYY):
(You may leave this blank if it's an online course.)
Course Location (city) :
Course Provider:
Course Provider Phone Number:
Course Provider Email:
Credit Hours:
(Please enter the number of hours in decimal format.
For example .25 for 15 minutes of CPE credit.)
Course Website (if available):
Course Instructor(s):
Method of Instruction:
Method of Instruction (if other):
Approving Agency:
Approving Agency (if other):

Learning Objectives:


Please upload a course syllabus in PDF format, if available.

Course Syllabus (with topics and hourly breakdown):

Contact Information

Please provide your name and email address. This information will not be made public and will only be used to contact you if we need further information.


Please review the information before clicking submit. The course will be reviewed by POST staff and added to the approved courses list if it meets POST's requirements.