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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 Testing Process
    After an evaluation has been approved by POST, this course may be completed to meet the testing requirements for the BCW process, which consists of comprehensive and exercise 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
(707) 256-7704
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Training Division
1900 West Katella Avenue
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 538-9668
Rio Hondo Regional Training Center
600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

(562) 463-7717
South Bay Regional Training Center
560 Bailey Avenue
San Jose, CA 95141
(408) 229-4299
Southwestern College 
8100 Gigantic Street
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 482-6462
State Center Regional Training Facility 
1101 E. University Avenue                    
Fresno, CA 93741                                
(559) 442-8277                                                                   

Course Description

Presentation methodology includes lectures, practical exercises, demonstrations, and instructional activities. This course requires students to demonstrate techniques that require physical ability. 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 test. 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 (pdf) provides further information about obtaining a clearance.