Field Training Officer Course


  • July 29 - August 2, 2024 *Waitlisted*



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.


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 Instructors

Lt. Brent Stalker, Fresno County Sheriff's Department

Coordinator Kevin Pendley 

Certified Hours

40 Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Description - AJ291

Designed for officers who supervise and train recruit officers or who anticipate an assignment as a Field Training Officer. This course is approved under the new POST guidelines for FTO.

The following areas are covered:

  1. Role of FTO
  2. Sgt. FTO/Trainee relationship
  3. Field Training Guide
  4. Motivation/Discipline
  5. Evaluation Process
  6. Vicarious Liability
  7. Rating Standardization
  8. Group Exercises


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.