Those eligible for the course must have successfully completed a California Basic Course. Click the Requalification Course Application below to submit to Police Academy Office for enrollment.
This POST-certified, 136-hour minimum course serves two purposes:
- Three-Year Requalification*
This course is available to individuals who have successfully completed a POST-certified Regular or Specialized Investigators' Basic Course, the Basic Course Waiver (BCW) process, or who have been awarded a POST Basic Certificate and have a three-year or longer break in service.
- Basic Course Waiver Examination (BCWE)
After an evaluation has been approved by POST, this course may be completed to meet the examination requirements for the BCW process, which consists of written and skill components.
*Six-Year Exception: Individuals who successfully completed a Regular Basic Course (RBC), Specialized Investigators' Basic Course (SIBC), or the Basic Course Waiver process on or after July 1, 1999 but who never served in a position for which a Regular or Specialized Investigators' Basic Course was required by law, may requalify by completing the POST Requalification Course one time within six years from the date of basic course or waiver process completion. After six years, those individuals must complete the appropriate basic course (RBC or SIBC) to requalify, regardless of when the Requalification Course was completed.
The Requalification Course includes portions of the Basic Course, which are:
- Most likely to rapidly change;
- Critical manipulative skills related to officer safety or civil liability in areas which persons are most likely to experience reduced proficiency; and
- Other related critical subjects.
Contact Police Academy Office for start/end dates and times.
For more information, contact the Police Academy Office at (619) 482-6462. Southwestern College Police Academy @ Otay Mesa HEC, 8100 Gigantic Street, #4315, San Diego, CA 92154.
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