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Academy Instructor Certification Course

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Academy Instructor Certification Course

The Orange County Sheriff’s department in partnership with Santa Ana College developed a 40-hour Academy Instructor Certification Course.  This class is designed to teach fresh, innovative techniques to individuals who are currently instructing AOT or academy courses or to any individuals who are considering teaching POST certified classes in the future.  
The instructor development course meets the POST instructor mandated requirement and is taught by excellent instructional staff.  Individuals will learn:
  • Training skills
  • POST basic course instructional system
  • Roles and responsibilities of the instructor
  • Concepts of adult learning
  • Learning styles and types
  • POST instructor workbook series
  • Elements of training
  • Delivery strategies
  • Instructional resources
  • Presentation skills and much more
Toward the end of the course, each individual will be required to make a presentation. Each individual also earns one unit of college credit after completion of course.

$50.00 dollars

Fees are due on the first day of instruction ​

Dates ​


(Class meets five days, a total of 40 hours)

POST no longer supplies hard copy certificates.

Completion of classes can be verified on  line at

Time​8 a.m.-5 p.m.​
Book ​Anv Edition which will be provided for your convenience  ​

OCSD Training Facility

1900 W. Katella, Orange, CA 92867​

To Register​Contact Emma Luker @ 714 566-2700​
For more information, contact Emma Luker @ 714 566-2700
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