Field Training Update Course


  • August 28 - 30, 2024


Total: $61.00 

Fees include registration, health fee, material fees (if applicable). Fees can vary per semester.  Fees are subject to change.  Fees are based on California resident.  Contact the Academy for out-of-state fees.

NOTE:  Costs could change by semester


First Responder Center
3300 E North Ave
Fresno, California 93725


Reserve Your Seat

Please call and cancel your reservations if you cannot attend. College Registration fees are subject to change without notice. Make checks payable to Fresno City College. Out of Consideration for people who are on a waiting list, please cancel your reservation no later than 21 days prior to the first day of class.

Lead Instructor

Lt. Brent Stalker, Fresno Sheriff's Department

Coordinator Kevin Pendley 

Certified Hours

24 Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Description - AJ291A

Designed for Field Training Officers who have attended the 40-hour FTO course and need to attend a POST FTO Update course.

This course was updated this year by POST and will review the concept and structure of a Field Training Program in law enforcement. Subjects will include; Goals of a FTO program, Ethics, Coaching, Teaching/Training demonstrations, Evaluations, Driver Safety Issues, Intervention Techniques, Remediation, Documentation and other issues related to the FTO environment.

All instructors in the course are experienced training officers or supervisors who currently work in public safety agencies. The instructors are from police and sheriff’s departments that work metropolitan, rural and sparsely populated communities, which give a broader perspective of law enforcement training methods. This perspective gives the student the knowledge of working single or two-officer patrol units. All of the training will build upon a strong ethical foundation emphasizing responsibility for both the trainee and the training officer.

The goal of the course is to ensure the students attending will have a up to date working knowledge of the POST FTO system.


  • A California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Course certificate issued from an accredited regional police academy or equivalent as determined by the division Dean or their appointee. These skills and knowledge base are related to adopted POST and/or industry standards. Note: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency.
  • Have completed the POST 40-hour FTO Basic Course.