Field Training Program/S.A.C. Management (FTP)

The Field Training Program SAC introduces the manager and supervisor to the personnel procedures, policies, and purposes of the Field Training Program and provides the initial formal and informal training specific to the agency and the day-to-day duties of its officers.

This course has been designed for those individuals who manage or supervise their agency's Field Training Program.

This program is a POST Mandate for anyone responsible for a Field Training Program.

Students will learn to recognize the primary principles of the Field Training and Evaluation Program. They will be able to apply these principles during practical exercises in a classroom environment. Students will be able to prioritize applicants qualifications and establish a rank of selection for candidates.


$454 - 24 hours, POST Plan IV

2022 - 2023 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
22001 August 15-17, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
22002 October 10-12, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
22003 December 12-14, 2022 Embassy Suites La Quinta Closed
22004 February 13-15, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove  RESCHEDULED
22004 March 20-22, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
22005 April 10-12, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Waitlisted
22006 June 12-14, 2023 Embassy Suites La Quinta 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
(714) 703-8400

For those participants who will be flying in, the John Wayne Airport (SNA) is the closest airport.

Embassy Suites La Quinta 
50777 Santa Rosa Plaza 
La Quinta, CA 92253 
(760) 777-1711

For those participants who will be flying in, the Ontario International Airport (ONT) or the Palm Springs Airport (PSP) is the most convenient.


Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon possible. Please have your training department contact the Center for Criminal Justice at CSULB or call 562.985.4940 to make your reservations. If you make a reservation via email please include the following information:

  • Class Name and Date
  • Training Managers Name
  • Training Managers Phone Number
  • Training Managers 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 wait list will be established once the maximum number of students has been met.

Course Outline

Topical Areas

  • Program supervision
  • Length of program
  • Selection of Field Training Officers
  • Role of Field Training Officer
  • Role of Field Training Manager
  • Model programs
  • Evaluation frequency
  • Performance evaluation
  • Data analysis
  • Termination vs. extension
  • Academy liaison