Instructor Development



Instructor Development is a required course to be considered for a full POST Generalist Instructor to teach at a POST Certified Police Academy. Instructor Development is also a course that will develop your teaching style and help in development of lessons and teach you how to format your department's in-service training for POST Credit.



This six-day seminar will help you, the instructor, understand and improve your use of techniques and methods for effective teaching. You will also gain an awareness and appreciation of the instructor’s overall role in the training process.



(Both Session 1 and Session 2 required to complete the course)

1   11/01/2022 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. in seat

     11/02/2022 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. in seat

     11/03/2022 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.  Virtual/Zoom


2   11/08/2022 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. in seat

     11/09/2022 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. in seat

     11/10/2022 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. in seat


Topics include the following:

• Principles of learning

• Lesson plan construction

• Methods of instruction

• Test construction and validation

• Source document construction

• Legal aspects of training


Continuing Education Credit:

Legal Studies: 4 hours

Skill Development: 20 hours

Technical Studies: 20 hours

Interpersonal: 4 hours



You must bring a laptop computer with presentation software.  Download instructions for open source (free) presentation software will be provided to class registrants in the welcome email.  Begin to think about a topic for your sample lesson plan. For a head start, bring the source documents to class on the first day.


Registration instructions:

Registration fee: $550 

Registration is limited to 24 participants, and enrollments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is advised.


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