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POST Training Videos

California POST provides in-service and specialized training videos to law enforcement agencies in the California POST program. POST training videos are designed to assist law enforcement training managers and instructors in meeting specific training needs or legislative mandates for their agency. Full-length training videos are divided into short sections and most are eligible for two hours of Continuing Professional Training (CPT) credit.

POST agencies have immediate access to the POST training video collection at the Learning Portal. View a list of all Video Programs Now Streaming Online (pdf).  All CPT-eligible POST training videos are also listed in the POST Multimedia Course Catalog.

Updated program information is available with the POST Training Videos FAQs.

Program Guides

POST training videos feature companion print guides with each video listing in the Learning Portal. A single-page "Program Guide" or "Video Overview" document provides the presenter with a brief summary of the program and shows the video menu and segment contents. Notations about the release date, ID number, CPT credit, viewing options, and other important program information are also included.  A detailed "Participant's Guide" and/or a "Facilitator's Guide" also accompanies most training video titles.

CPT Credit for POST Training Videos

POST's full-length training videos are eligible for two hours of Continuing Professional Training (CPT) credit. Contact the POST Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau at (916) 227-4863 for more information about CPT credit, course rosters, and using the POST EDI system.

  • Before using a DVD-based training video, always check the POST Course Catalog and EDI to ensure that the training video is still listed and certified for training use.
  • Presenters should document all POST training video completions via POST Course Rosters within the POST EDI system. NOTE: Training videos viewed online at the Learning Portal do not automatically receive CPT credit and a POST Course Roster must be submitted separately (same procedure as DVD viewing). View Instructions for Training Video Course Rosters (pdf).
  • POST training video DVDs are copy-protected and cannot be duplicated; additional DVDs may be ordered via the Training Video Program Order form (pdf). Training videos streaming online at the POST Learning Portal are accessible for viewing 24/7 but cannot be downloaded.

Legal Notices and Copyright Information

POST Training Videos are a service of the State of California, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

The opinions expressed in POST video programs reflect the views and interpretations of the individual subject matter experts featured, and information contained in POST programs may not apply to your agency or training institution. Check consistency with local laws and departmental policies and procedures before using POST videos for training or informational purposes. Neither the Commission on POST nor the contributing producers of POST programs assume responsibility for their use.

POST video program materials are intended for use by authorized law enforcement agencies only. Any recording, reproduction, redistribution or rebroadcast, in whole or in part, without the expressed written consent of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, is prohibited.

Commercial use of POST video programs is prohibited.

View Additional Terms and Conditions for use of POST materials and the POST Website.