Academy Instructor Certification Course (AICC)

This course provides valuable skills for all instructors of California law enforcement including, in-service and public safety dispatch training. Students will gain facilitation skills and an understanding of how to employ adult learning methodologies appropriate for various law enforcement topics. This course meets the basic instructional skills training requirement to teach in the POST Regular Basic Course and for the Academy Instructor Certificate Program. 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.

Priority for enrollment shall be accorded to an academy's current Regular Basic Course instructors or Regular Basic Course instructor applicants sponsored by an academy.


  • All attendees must be actively employed by a POST-participating Law Enforcement Agency.
  • All attendees must be within 50 miles from the training site, no TRRs will be accepted.
  • The registration list will be reviewed by POST prior to the presentation of the course to ensure instructor status. 


$0 (limited availability for non-POST-reimbursable agencies) - 32 Hours, POST Plan V

2022 - 2023 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
22001 Aug 29-Sept 1, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
22002 November 7-10, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
22003 April 24-27, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Waitlisted


The course schedule for the 2023-2024 fiscal year is under construction! Email to be placed on the notification list for a particular class, or to be placed on our general mailing list.

Course Control Number



Sheraton Garden Grove
12221 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Doubletree Doheny Beach
34402 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point, CA 92629


Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon as possible. Please have your training department call (562) 985-4940 or email the Center for Criminal Justice to make your reservations. If you make a reservation via email please include the following information:

  • Class Name and Date
  • Training Manager's Name
  • Training Manager's Phone Number
  • Training Manager's Email Address
  • Agency Name
  • Name of Attendee(s)
  • POST ID # for Attendee(s)
  • Attendee's Email Address

You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that we have registered you for the class. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis, a waitlist will be established once the maximum number of students has been met.

Course Outline

Topical Areas

  • Analyze the Basic Course Instructional System
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Law Enforcement Training Instructors
  • Adult Learning Concepts
  • Generation Differences
  • Lesson Plan Designing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Effective Use of Learning Resources
  • Effective Use of Training Aids
  • Development of Evaluation Techniques
  • Instructional Ethics
  • Legal Issues
  • Safety Protocols
  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills
  • Developing Collaborative Learning Skills