Level 1

The Academy Instructor Certificate Program (AICP) establishes instructor training and certification requirements for academies in the program. Its purpose is to recognize demonstrated competency levels in education and training experience for each instructor, which in turn, improves the overall professionalism, quality, and effectiveness of law enforcement training.  This manual provides a set of guidelines and curriculum.  Each section of the AICP Guidelines and Curriculum may be downloaded here AICP Guidelines PDF.

Overview of Academy Instructor Certification Course (AICC)

This course meets the basic instructional skills training requirement to teach in the POST Regular Basic Course and for the Academy Instructor Certificate Program.  Students will gain facilitation skills and an understanding of how to employ adult learning methodologies appropriate for various law enforcement topics.  This class is designed to teach fresh, innovative techniques such as:

  • 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

This class is also designed as the first level of the POST Instructor Development Institute (IDI) and is a requirement of those wishing to progress through the IDI program.

It is recommended that all trainers entering AICC take the “Learners First” course on the POST Learning Portal prior to attending the in-person class. 

There is no tuition for the POST IDI program for POST Reimbursable agencies.  Travel and per diem is reimbursable via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) or Letter of Agreement (LOA).  TRR can be obtained through your department.  LOA will be handed out at the end of the course.

2015-2016 Calendar of AICC Courses

AICC Academy Instructor Development Course Certified Presenters and Dates:

Allan Hancock College  Website

POC for questions:  Larry Ralston (805) 922-5814 lawrence.ralston@hancockcollege.edu

POC for registration: Christina McMillan (805) 922-6966 x3284 Fax: (805) 922-5466

 Dates:     Email to register: cmcmillan@hancockcollege.edu

August 24-28, 2015     Location: TBA

CA State University, Long Beach Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training   Website

POC: Selene Martinez (562) 985-4940 Fax: (562) 985-2448

Dates:     Email to register: chhs-ccj@csulb.edu

September 14-18, 2015      Location: TBA

November 2-6, 2015           Location: TBA

January 11-15, 2016            Location: TBA

March 14-18, 2016              Location: TBA

May 2-6, 2016                     Location: TBA

Fresno City College   Website

POC: Fred Johnson (559) 442-8277  fred.johnson@fresnocitycollege.edu



Golden West College – Regional CJTC    Website

POC: Cindy Onusz (714) 895-8368  conusz@gwc.cccd.edu



Los Angeles Police Department

POC: Sergio A. Ortiz, Police Officer III, In-Service Training Section, Instructor Development Unit (213) 485-3163 25746@lapd.lacity.org

POC: Rachel Evans, Police Officer II, In-Service Training Section, Instructor Development Unit (213) 485-3163 39593@lapd.lacity.org



Orange County Sheriff   Website    OC SD AICC Flyer

POC: Wendy Molina (714) 566-2700

Dates:      Email to register: wmolina@ocsd.org

November 2-6, 2015      Location: Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy 15991 Armstrong Avenue, Tustin 92782

San Bernardino Sheriff    Website  SBSD AICC Flyer

POC: Sergeant Timothy Branske (909) 473-2531 tbranske@sbcsd.org  aotraining@sbcsd.org

POC: Aaron Rodriguez arodriguez@sbcsd.org

Dates:   Call to register (909) 473-2695

August 17-21, 2015          Location: Four Points Sheraton 11960 Foothill Boulevard, Rancho Cucamonga 91739 (909) 204-6100

Miramar College

San Diego Miramar College    Website      Miramar AICC Flyer

POC: Don Robbins (760) 546-8207 drobbins@sdccd.edu

Dates:   Contact Don to register

August 24-28, 2015          Location: Courtyard Marriott 595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego 92108    Class is currently Full

November 9-13, 2015       Location: Courtyard Marriott 595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego 92108

January 4-8, 2016             Location: Courtyard Marriott 595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego 92108

February 22-26, 2016       Location: Courtyard Marriott 595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego 92108

April 4-8, 2016                   Location: Courtyard Marriott 595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego 92108

San Diego Regional Training Center

POC: Michelle Peluso (858) 550-0040 x208 mpeluso@sdrtc.org

Dates: Click here to register or see registration link at bottom of page

October 19-23, 2015        Location: Ontario

March 21-25, 2016           Location: Ontario

San Francisco Law Enforcement Regional Training Facility

POC: Officer Jassen Dongon (415) 401-4657 jassen.dongon@sfgov.org   sfpdtraining@sfgov.org



South Bay Regional Public Safety Consortium   Website

POC: Carissa Henry (408) 270-6458 x6236 chenry@theacademy.ca.gov

Dates:    Call or email Carrissa to register

September 28-October 2, 2015         Location: TBA

November 16-20, 2015                       Location: TBA

December 7-11, 2015                           Location: TBA

June 6-10, 2016                                    Location: TBA