Recertification Course

About The Course:

The Requalification Course content is established by P.O.S.T. and is identical for all course presenters. The course is designed to test a person for minimal competency in various law enforcement skills and high liability areas.  It is expected that you have maintained a minimal level of competency in all other areas of law enforcement, as this course does not provide you with basic skills instruction. The course covers updated legal information, refresher instruction on manipulative skills, new requirements dictated by recent laws, and tests for competency in all of those areas. If you have not maintained your skills at a basic level, then you should consider returning to the basic police academy course.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
  • Comprehend and retain factual and technical information related to the profession.

Presentation methodology includes lectures, practical exercises, demonstrations, and instructional activities. This course requires students to demonstrate techniques that require physical ability and agility.

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 written examination. 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.

The Requalification Course is intended for those persons who need to requalify or meet the challenge requirement  under P.O.S.T. Regulation 1008.  To attend the requalification course you must:

  • Have graduated more than 3 years ago from a California P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement academy and have not been employed as a full-time peace officer within the State of California*.
  • Have been previously employed as a peace officer in California, have received P.O.S.T. professional certificate, and not have been employed as a peace officer for in California for more than 3 years.
  • Have been previously employed as a peace officer in another state and you have completed the waiver processes and received a valid Basic Course Waiver (BCW) letter from P.O.S.T.
  • *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.

Application Process:

The maximum class size is 30 students.  The class will be filled on a first come, first enrolled basis. To obtain a seat you must download the Requalification course application packet below and:

  • Complete the online application for admission to Napa Valley College.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Attach a money order, cashier’s check, or agency check made payable to “Napa Valley College Criminal Justice Training Center” for $617. The cost for out-of-state self-sponsored students is $1,624.25.
  • A firearms clearance letter from the Department of Justice (within 90 days of the class start date and must be the original copy).
  • A completed “Medical Examination Report” clearance form, signed by a licensed physician dated no more than 6 months from the beginning date of the course you will be attending.
  • A training profile from P.O.S.T or a P.O.S.T. waiver letter.
  • Credit registration form.

Remember, all the required forms must be submitted at the same time to reserve a seat in the course.

State law requires anyone who has not been a resident of California for at least one year to pay the full cost per unit for the class. A $50 non-refundable fee will be charged for costs associated with ordering materials and supplies for your participation in the requalification course.

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Required Application Forms:

Online Application For Admission To Napa Valley College
Download Requalification Course Application Package
Download Live Scan Service Form