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This 144 hour course offers updated information in the use of force, laws of arrest, search and seizure, criminal law, patrol procedures, and other areas including firearms training, and arrest & control techniques.  There will be  a comprehensive written final examination and exercise tests to demonstrate the student=s proficiency with the handgun, shotgun, and arrest & control techniques.

The recertification course is not a retraining course and assumes that students have maintained proficiency in basic skills and knowledge.  The course is presented in an advanced officer format.  Uniforms are not required and there is no physical training component of the course.  However, students will be required to participate in some physical activity during weaponless defense training, impact weapons training and range training.

Target Population

This 9 weekend course is targeted to those persons who have previously completed a P.O.S.T. certified basic course, or have previously been deemed to have completed equivalent training, or have been awarded a P.O.S.T. certificate, but have a three year or longer break in service as a California Peace Officer.  This course is also targeted to lateral entry law enforcement officers from out-of-state who are required by P.O.S.T. to attend as a part of the Basic Course Waiver Process.


Participants are required to have successfully completed a P.O.S.T. certified Regular Basic Course or Specialized Investigations= Basic Course, or written approval from P.O.S.T.

Per section 13511.5 Penal Code (PC), participants must submit written certification from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that the participant does not have a criminal record which would disqualify him/her, from owning, possessing or having under his/her control any concealable firearm. 

Applicant clearance through Department of Justice is required. A Livescan form to be completed will be forwarded to you upon acceptance into the course.  Allow 30 days for the clearance letter to arrive.  Clearance letters from DOJ cannot be older than 90 days and must be on file prior to the start of the course.

A POST Training Profile is required prior to attendance in the course.  You may order your POST Profile from:

A POST BCWE skills examination letter can be substituted for the POST Training Profile.

You will be notified by email of the remaining process to insure a seat in the course after your reservation has been received.

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Last updated: 11/4/2016 2:22:26 PM