Level 3

The purpose of this course is to further develop the instructor skills of the POST instructor who has attended and been certified at IDI Level 2.  Upon completion of the course, the 24-hour Leadership, Mentoring, and Coaching course, and 8-hours of being mentored by a Master Instructor, the instructor will be certified at IDI Advanced Instructor Development, Level 3.

Level 3 Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of the IDI Level 1 Course, (click here for Level 1).
  • Successful completion of the IDI Level 2 Courses (click here for Level 2), including:
    • 40-hour Level 2 Core Course
      • Or you can individually take:
      • 24-hour Intermediate Instructional Skills
      • 8-hour Presentation Skills
      • 8-hour Critical Thinking Skills
    • 16-hour Instructional Technology Course

Level 3 Consists of:

  • 40-hour Advanced Instructor Development Course with a 16-hour Teach Back session (56 hours total)
    • Included in this course is 8-hours of being mentored by a Master Instructor
  • 24-hour Leadership, Mentoring, and Coaching Course

POST Plan IV: There is no tuition for the POST IDI program.  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.


IDI Advanced Instructor Development – Level 3  Level III Advanced Instructor Flyer

Level 3 consists of the 40-hour Phase I and a 16-hour Phase II; a Teach Back session. These sessions provide additional instructor development skills while designing or enhancing a module of instruction they currently teach or are designated to teach. IDI Level 3 Certification is required to begin the Level 4 Master Instructor Certification Course. This Phase I Course will reinforce and provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned during IDI Level 1 and 2 training. The Phase II Teach Back will provide an opportunity to demonstrate those skills in a practical manner.

Those attending this program will work on an actual module of instruction the instructor/student currently teaches or will teach. They should bring all course material related to the selected module as well as the goal and expanded course outline for the course their module is included within (their module should typically be a portion of a larger course- for example the Emergency Management module (LD 43) that is a portion of the Regular Basic Course).

Many classroom activities require the use of a computer.  A personal laptop computer and the ability to access email is required.  The classroom will have wireless connectivity.  If you only have agency email and cannot access it while in travel status, please establish a free email account prior to attendance (Gmail, Yahoo, etc).

Additionally, this course meets the training requirement for the POST Academy Instructor Certification triennial re-certification training requirement for law enforcement instructors.

Target Audience: Course attendees are limited to personnel currently training for a Law Enforcement agency only.  The Regional Training Center verifies eligibility of trainers and reserves the right to refuse entrance.

Topics will include:

  • Developing goals, tasks, and learning objectives
  • Research methods
  • Applying adult learning
  • Developing lesson plans – The Course Roadmap
  • Application of research methods
  • Experienced-based activities
  • Facilitation and Presentation Skills
  • Alternative training methodologies
  • The Course Design Process- Instructional Systems Design

Dates and Locations:

#28-1  January 9-13, 2017  San Diego, CA
#28-2  March 27-28, 2017  San Diego, CA

#30-1  June 19-23, 2017  San Diego, CA
#30-2 July 31-August 1, 2017  San Diego, CA

#31-1  September 25-29, 2017  San Diego, CA
#31-2  October 23-24, 2017  San Diego, CA

#32-1  December 4-8, 2017  San Diego, CA
#32-2  January 18-19, 2018  San Diego, CA

*Please note, you are automatically registered for Phase 1 AND Phase 2.

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Leadership, Mentoring, and Coaching   LMC Flyer

The Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring Course is open to any trainer teaching California law enforcement.

This course satisfies the requirement for certification in the IDI program at Level 3.  Additionally, this course meets the training requirement for the POST Academy Instructor Certification triennial re-certification training requirement for law enforcement instructors.

The purpose of this course is to further develop the California law enforcement trainers’ knowledge and skills in Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching with a specific focus on using these skills as a trainer. This training is led by a team of highly experienced trainers who will facilitate this training course with active, hands-on participation with the students. Course work includes learning by doing through practical exercise.

Topics will include:

  • Orientation to leadership and leadership principles
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leading the generations
  • Mentoring of instructors
  • Coaching and counseling skills for trainers

Dates and Locations:

October 5-7, 2016 Sacramento, CA
February 1-3, 2017 San Diego, CA
March 15-17, 2017  West Sacramento, CA
May 10-12, 2017  San Diego, CA
June 7-9, 2017 San Diego, CA
September 13-15, 2017 San Diego, CA

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Prerequisites for Master Instructor Course (Level IV)

Students wishing to continue to the IDI Master Instructor Certification Course (Level IV), must also complete the following courses before attending:

  • Instructional Technology UPDATE course, 16-hours
  • Critical Thinking as an Instructional Modal course, 24-hours
  • Watch “Student Learning Outcomes” on POST Learning Portal

Instructional Technology UPDATE   Instructional Technology Update Flyer

This course provides intermediate skills and knowledge related to the use of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint when preparing presentations and documentation for training. It expands on the skills taught in the introductory Instructional Technology course and presents the foundational skills desired in the MICC. Additionally, this course meets the training requirement for the POST Academy Instructor Certification triennial re-certification training requirement for law enforcement instructors.

Target Audience:  Statewide, instructors that have completed the Instructional Technology course and desire further training and/or are planning to attend the MICC.

Requirements: 

  • Completion of Level 2 Instructional Technology or its equivalency essay
  • Must have a working knowledge of keys, tabs, files, and programs on your computer.
  • Laptop computers with wireless access are REQUIRED.  IPads and tablets of any kind are not acceptable.  Computers must have the following software:
    • 2007 or Newer
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • You must also bring an outline for a course that you teach

Topics will include:

  • Using PowerPoint as an interactive skills assessment
  • Using PowerPoint as an organizational tool
  • Integrating Excel documents into PowerPoint
  • Integrating Word documents into PowerPoint
  • Using bookmarks and hyperlinks in Word and PowerPoint
  • Creating outlines in Word
  • Creating tables and forms in Word

Dates and Locations:

February 22-23, 2017  San Diego, CA
September 14-15, 2017  Roseville, CA

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Critical Thinking as an Instructional Model   Critical Thinking as an Instructional Model Flyer

This course provides essential critical thinking instructional skills for those who teach within a law enforcement for public safety related programs. This course is for skilled instructors who are ready to take their teaching to a new level and will leave ready to modify their own classes to enhance and improve students’ problem solving, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Completion of the POST Academy Instructor Certification (AICC) is highly desired for this course.  Additionally, this course meets the training requirement for the POST Academy Instructor Certification triennial re-certification training requirement for law enforcement instructors.

Target Audience:  All agencies and public safety instructors who desire further training and/or are planning to attend the MICC.

Topics will include:

  • Critical thinking standards for the classroom
  • Critical thinking standards for reasoning
  • Critical listening standards
  • Critical reading standards
  • Critical writing standards
  • Socratic questioning standards

Dates and Locations:

January 18-20, 2017  San Diego, CA
October 4-6, 2017  San Diego, CA

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