Field Training Officer Development

This course builds upon the basic FTO course by further developing FTO skills with adult learning techniques, teaching styles, and evaluations. Students will develop learning plans utilizing the DOR as a platform and will also formulate a personal development plan as a coach and mentor.

The course focuses on the FTO as a coach and mentor while also highlighting their role as a supervisor and role model. It is designed for FTOs but would also be valuable for other field trainers.

Students are required to bring a laptop for this course.

Note: This course does NOT satisfy the FTO update requirement indicated in 11 CCR § 1004.


$276 - 16 Hours, POST Plan IV

2023 - 2024 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
23001 April 18-19, 2024 Sheraton Garden Grove Cancelled
23002 TBD    


Course Control Number



Sheraton Garden Grove
12221 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840


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

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

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

  • Components of learning
  • Daily Observation Reports
  • Instructor vs evaluator
  • Learning plans for trainees
  • FTO development