Field Training Program/S.A.C. Management

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, California Code of Regulations (CCR) 11 § 1004: (c) Field Training Supervisor/Administrator/Coordinator (SAC) Training Requirement.  Every peace officer promoted, appointed, or transferred to a supervisory or management position overseeing a field training program shall successfully complete a POST-certified Field Training Supervisor/Administrator/Coordinator (SAC) Course (as set forth in Commission Procedure D-13) prior to or within 12 months of the initial promotion, appointment, or transfer to such a position.

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

2023 - 2024 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
23001 August 23-25, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
23002 September 18-20, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Cancelled
23003 October 16-18, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
23004 December 11-13, 2023 Embassy Suites La Quinta Closed
23005 February 12-14, 2024 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
23006 March 4-6, 2024 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
23007 April 15-17, 2024 Sheraton Garden Grove Open
23008 June 10-12, 2024 Embassy Suites La Quinta Open


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