Not normally, Peace Officer Training Funds (POTF) are only authorized for certified peace officers. On rare occasions, if a class is not full and does not have a waiting list, an agency may be allowed to send a civilian employee. When civilians are allowed in a class, all lodging and per diem must be paid for by the agency.
Agencies with 99 officers or less can request 2 seats in the lottery, agencies with 100 or more officers can request 1 seat. Occasionally, classes with unlimited seating will be announced.
No, Instructor Certificates are a one-time issue to the student upon completion of the class.
Class times are part of the training announcement located in the ASSC system.
An agency may issue a PA form, Program Compliance Confirmation Form, for CONTINUING training credits for any e-learning program distributed on an e-learning platform that has an interactive component and a testing component. E-learning distributions cannot be used for proficiency training credits.
Contact your Agency Training Coordinator; they have the ability to register for classes. AZPOST recognizes only one Training Coordinator per agency. As the Training Coordinator you can register for classes via the Agency Self Service Center (ASSC).
ASSC is the Arizona Agency Self Service Center. It gives authorized personnel (authorized by the agency head) the ability to complete online training registrations, submit electronic forms, access personnel tools, etc., depending on the authorization that your agency has given you. For more information see the ASSC forms.
Only training videos (DVD's) issued by AZPOST Digital Media Services Unit along with a Program Confirmation form can be utilized towards your Continuing Training hours. AZPOST training videos are approved for 3 years from issuance date, except Legal Update which credit is valid for the year issued. Refer to the Program Confirmation form included with the video.
Agencies should direct the Vendor to AZ POST to obtain training credit for the class they will be hosting. Pursuant to Rule 13-4-111(A)(3); R13-4-114, a Vendor/outside provider may conduct continuing training provided the individual requirements are met per AZ POST policy. Vendors must contact the Basic Training Administrative Assistant for processing.
Only AZ POST Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and/or instructors traveling and teaching AZ POST instructor schools with AZ POST approval need to keep lodging and per diem receipts.
Appropriate dress is business casual or a uniform (if required by your agency) for all classroom based training. This excludes denim pants and shorts. Other training such as firearms will usually have remarks about the appropriate dress for the class when announced.
No, classes are free and are normally filled utilizing a lottery system for available seats with those agencies that have registered via the ASSC system. Agencies may lose their lottery obtained seats if they do not provide a name into the ASSC system by the required date. At that time, the agency that is next up on the wait list will be offered the seat.