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. 

*** Academy Instructor Certification Course (AICC/Level I of IDI) UPDATE ***
As of November 1, 2017, POST has temporarily suspended funding supporting the IDI Level I AICC Course. This funding suspension will impact various agencies and presenters of AICC differently. In addition, Per POST Bulletin 2017-39, issued November 28, 2017, travel and per diem is no longer reimbursable via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) or Letter of Agreement (LOA) for AICC. This suspension is through June 30, 2018, unless otherwise indicated by POST. 


AICC Academy Instructor Development Course Certified Presenters and Dates:

Allan Hancock College

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 

CSU Long Beach

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

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

Email to register: chhs-ccj@csulb.edu


Fresno City College

Fresno City College   Website

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

POC for Update course:  fdprtc@fresno.gov

Golden West College

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



Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Website

POC for questions: Sergeant Joseph Quire jpquire@lasd.org  

Email to register: The Education-Based Leadership (EBL) Unit ebl@lasd.org


Orange County Sheriff

Orange County Sheriff   Website    OC SD AICC Flyer

POC: Wendy Molina (714) 566-2700

Dates:      Email to register: wmolina@ocsd.org

San Bernardino Sheriff

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department    Website  

POC: Sergeant Jason Hendrix (909) 473-2531 jhendrix@sbcsd.org  

POC: Aaron Rodriguez arodriguez@sbcsd.org

POC: Genie Gonzales ggonzales@sbcsd.org or (909) 473-2615

Dates:   Call to register (909) 473-2695 or aotregistration@sbcsd.org 

Miramar College

San Diego Miramar College    Website    

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

Dates:   Call or email Don to register


San Diego Regional Training Center

POC:  Marisa McCullough (858) 550-0040 mmccullough@sdrtc.com

Dates: Click here to register

January 8-12, 2018                        Location: Marysville (Yuba City) *CANCELLED
*Please note this course was cancelled due to POST suspension of funding to AICC at this time. We will be working to put this course on again in the near future, but the course will have a tuition and travel will no longer be reimbursed by POST via TRR or LOA. 


San Francisco Law Enforcement Regional Training Facility

POC: Jenica Liu (415) 401-4708 jenica.liu@sfgov.org OR sfpd.training@sfgov.org

Dates:  Call or email Jenica to register

Stanislaus Logo

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Regional Training Division

Registration: www.sheriffstraining.org

South Bay Regional

South Bay Regional Public Safety Consortium   Website

POC: Susie Ord (408) 229-4251 or sord@theacademy.ca.gov

Dates:    Call or email Susie to register