P.O.S.T. Management Seminar

The 104-hour mandated Management Course is designed to assist supervisors transitioning to middle managers (generally the position of Lieutenant) and must be completed within 12 months of promoting or being appointed to a middle management position. 


2024-2025: $0 (TBD for non-POST reimbursable agencies) - 104 Hours, POST Plan IV Reimbursable by POST Bulletin 2018-07

2023 - 2024 Dates

1Sept. 16-20, 2024Oct. 7-10, 2024Nov. 4-7, 2024Waitlisted
2Sept. 23-27, 2024Oct. 21-24, 2024Dec. 3-6, 2024Open
3Sep. 30-Oct. 4, 2024Oct. 28-31, 2024Dec. 9-12, 2024Open
4Oct. 21-25, 2024Nov. 18-21, 2024Dec. 16-19, 2024Open
5Nov. 4-8, 2024Dec. 3-6, 2024Jan. 6-9, 2025Open
6Nov. 18-22, 2024Dec. 16-19, 2024Jan. 13-16, 2025Open
7Dec. 9-13, 2024Jan. 13-16, 2025Feb. 3-6, 2025Open
8Jan. 6-10, 2025Feb. 10-13, 2025Mar. 10-13, 2025Open
9Feb. 3-7, 2025Mar. 3-6, 2025Apr. 7-10, 2025Open
10Feb. 24-28, 2025Mar. 24-27, 2025May 5-8, 2025Open
11Mar. 10-14, 2025Apr. 7-10, 2025May 12-15, 2025Open
12Mar. 24-28, 2025Apr. 28-May 1, 2025Jun. 2-5, 2025Open


Course Control Number

  • Module A: 5270-00501
  • Module B: 5270-00502
  • Module C: 5270-00503


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

For those participants who will be flying in, the Orange County Airport (SNA) is the most convenient.


This course is for peace officers promoted, appointed, or transferred to a middle management position.  An officer who will be appointed within 12 months to a middle management position or an officer who is assigned to a first-level supervisory position may attend a Management Course, if authorized by the department head by letter or email. Completion of the Supervisory Course is a prerequisite to attending the Management Course.  Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon possible. Please have your training department contact the Center for Criminal Justice at chhs-ccj@csulb.edu or call 562.985.4940 to make 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.

College Credit

As of January 1, 2015 California State University, Long Beach is offering 6 units of college credit upon completion of the POST Management Course.

Starting in September 2018, the POST Management Course is eligible for Graduate level credit.  More information will be available in class.

Course Outline

Topical Areas

  • Transition to lieutenant
  • Leadership
  • Community-oriented policing and problem solving (COP/POP)
  • Strategic planning
  • Fiscal management
  • Personnel issues
  • Legal issues
  • Critical incident management
  • Ethics
  • Risk management
  • Media relations
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Project presentations and reports