CDCR Training Schedule


Basic Peace Officer Institute Academies

Basic Correctional Juvenile Academy

The Basic Correctional Juvenile Academy provides 16 weeks of training to youth correctional officer and youth
correctional counselor cadets, in preparation for employment at the juvenile facilities throughout the State of
California. Classroom and hands-on, scenario based training provides the cadets with knowledge, skills and abilities to become exceptional youth correctional officers and youth correctional counselors.

ClassStart DateGraduation Date
2-19-JJuly 22, 2019Nov 8, 2019
1-20-JFeb 24, 2020June 12, 2020

Basic Correctional Officer Academy

The Basic Correctional Officer Academy provides 13 weeks of training for correctional officer cadets in preparation for employment at adult prisons throughout the State of California. Classroom and hands-on, scenario-based training provides cadets with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become exceptional correctional officers.

ClassStart DateGraduation Date
5-20-AMay 5, 2020July 31, 2020
6-20-AJune 23, 2020Sep 18, 2020
7-20-AAug 4, 2020Oct 30, 2020
8-20-ASep 22, 2020Dec 18, 2020
1-21-ANov 3, 2020Feb 5, 2021
2-21-ADec 28, 2020Mar 26, 2021
3-21-AFeb 9, 2021May 7, 2021
4-21-AMar 30, 2021June 25, 2021

Basic Parole Agent Academy (BPAA)

The Division Training Unit (DTU) provides a 10-week academy designed to prepare students to become Parole Agents for the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO). The academy will provide students with the necessary tools to aid in the reintegration of parolees back into the community while protecting public safety. Along with classroom, hands-on, and scenario-based training, the students will receive a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) reserve level III training to produce competent, qualified Parole Agents.

ClassStart DateGraduation Date
3-20-PSep 21, 2020Dec 11, 2020
1-21-PNov 30, 2020Feb 19, 2021
2-21-PJan 19, 2021Mar 19, 2021
3-21-PMar 1, 2021May 14, 2021
4-21-PApr 5, 2021June 18, 2021

Division of Juvenile Justice To Division of Adult Institutions Transitional Academy (DJJ-DAI)

The DJJ-DAI 6 week academy provides training for youth correctional officers/youth correctional counselors
transitioning from the Division of Juvenile Justice in preparation for employment at adult prisons throughout the State of California. Participants will receive classroom and hands-on, scenario-based training to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become exceptional adult correctional officers.

ClassStart DateGraduation Date
No Dates

Reinstatement/Returning Peace Officer Training (Mini Academy)

The Mini Academy provides training to correctional lieutenants, sergeants, and officers returning from an extended absence of at least 12 months or more. Employees returning from an extended absence which lasts between 36 and 60 months shall attend a 4 week mini academy provided by POSED and pass an examination in accordance with PC section 832.

LocationStart DateEnd Date
No Dates

PC 832 Academy

This 80-hour course is required for all Peace Officers. The course covers Arrest & Control, Firearms, and Chemical
Agents. Participants must pass two written exams, qualify at the range, and be exposed to chemical agents. AODs, fire personnel, and others attend this class. There is no expiration date for the certification unless an individual experiences a break in service more than 36 months. For more information, please call (209) 744-5000 Ext. 4086.

LocationStart DateEnd Date
GaltMar 16, 2020Mar 27, 2020

Range and Tactical

For more information on the Range and Tactical courses, regarding course requirements, or to be placed on a class list, please call (209) 744-5081.

Advanced Armorer Course

($TBD tuition). This is a 5-day, 40-hour course designed for the working armorer in the California Department of
Corrections & Rehabilitation; it will cover the functions and repair of the specialized department firearms. This will
include the Remington 870 shotgun, MP5 9mm sub machine gun, Remington 700 sniper rifle, and Colt M4 short
barreled carbine.

LocationStart DateEnd Date
GaltNo Dates

Basic Correctional Armorer Course

($TBD tuition). This is a 5-day, 40-hour introductory course designed to train correctional officers to maintain their firearms & department firearms to factory service levels. Basic Correctional Armorer Course instructs functions and repair of departmental weapons such as the Glock Semi-Automatic Handgun, Remington 870 shotguns, Penn Arms launcher, and Ruger Mini 14

LocationStart DateEnd Date
GaltNo Dates

Expandable Baton Armorer Course

This course will enable the participant to care and repair for the tactical weapons, Monadnock batons, to factory
certified specifications. Recertification varies due to the manufacturer.

LocationDate(s)
GaltMay 13, 2019

Glock Care & Repair Armorer Course

($250 tuition). This class is required for safety and maintenance of weapons that reduces the liability to the State. Staff is trained to repair and maintain State owned weapons. Armory staff is required to have this training. Certification life varies from 2-4 years for each course and is determined by the manufacturer.

LocationDate(s)
GaltNo Dates

Penn Arms 40mm Impact Munitions Launcher Armorer Course

($200 tuition). Care and Repair. This class is required for safety and maintenance of weapons that reduces the liability to the State. Staff is trained to repair and maintain State owned weapons. Armory staff is required to have this training. Certification life varies from 2-4 years for each course and is determined by the manufacturer.

LocationDate(s)
GaltNo Dates

Ruger Mini-14 Care & Repair Armorer Course

($200 tuition). Ruger Mini-14 Rifle Certification life varies from 2-4 years for each course and is determined by the
manufacturer.

LocationDate(s)
GaltNo Dates

Monadnock Expandable Baton Training For Trainers

This is a 3-day, 24-hour Instructors’ course. Upon completion of this course, the participant is considered a Baton
Instructor and is able to certify staff at their Institutions. This is a 3-year certification. Pre-qualification is required.

LocationDate(s)
CTCApr 29 – May 3, 2019

Rangemaster Proctor Training

This is an 8-hour course that allows a Rangemaster Instructor to re-certify other Rangemaster Instructors at their
Institutions. The Proctor certificate is in force for as long as the individual keeps their Rangemaster certification current (recertified every 5 years).

LocationDate(s)
GaltApr 23, 2019

Rangemaster Instructor Training

This is a 10-day, 80-hour course for Correctional Officers. Upon completion of this course, the participant is considered a Rangemaster Instructor and is able to certify staff at their Institutions. They are proficient in Firearms, Chemical Agents, and Impact Munitions. This is a 5-year certification. Ammunition may cost. Pre-qualification is required.

LocationDate(s)
GaltApr 1 – Apr 12, 2019
CCCMay 13 – May 24, 2019

Weapon Retention Training For Trainers

This is an 8 – hour course for Departmental Peace Officers focuses on self-defense techniques needed to defend an attacker intending on taking your firearm. Upon completion of Weapon Retention Training for Trainers course,
participants will be certified to teach and demonstrate weapon retention tactics to Peace Officers at their Institutions or Field Offices.

LocationDate(s)
GaltNo Dates

Training-For-Trainers (Advanced)

Training-for-Trainers (T-4-T) is designed for employees who provide (or will soon begin providing) training and/or
presentations to CDCR staff. It covers public speaking, effective use of media, nerve- calming techniques, and methods for handling unexpected classroom disasters. Departmental policy states in part “personnel utilized as In-Service-Training instructors” must either possess a teaching credential or take a course with a minimum of 24-hours in training techniques. T-4-T is designed to satisfy this requirement. Due to the new registration process, please contact your IST office if you are interested in attending training.

Due to the new registration process, please contact your IST office if you are interested in attending training.

Training-For-Trainers

Training-for-Trainers (T-4-T) is designed for employees who provide (or will soon begin providing) training and/or
presentations to CDCR staff. It covers public speaking, effective use of media, nerve-calming techniques, and methods for handling unexpected classroom disasters. Departmental policy states in part “personnel utilized as In-Service-Training instructors” must either possess a teaching credential or take a course with a minimum of 24-hours in training techniques. T-4-T is designed to satisfy this requirement.

Due to the new registration process, please contact your IST office if you are interested in attending training


Advanced Learning Institute

BASIC SUPERVISION

This 80-hour training is mandatory for all first-line supervisors and must be completed within the first year following appointment. This program is also required for all first-line supervisors new to CDCR. Topics include: Role of a Supervisor, Stress Management, Leadership, Values and Ethics, Progressive Discipline, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Fiscal Resources, Managing Change and Transition and Ethical Decision Making. For location or enrollment information, e-mail AdvancedLearningInstitute@cdcr.ca.gov.

Due to the new registration process, please contact your IST office if you are interested in attending training.

ADVANCED SUPERVISION

Mandatory for all second-line supervisors. Advanced Supervision courses include: Team Building, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Substance Abuse Testing for Employees, Fiscal Resources, Managing Change and Transition, Conflict Resolution, Progressive Discipline, Workers’ Comp Benefits, Medical Personnel Action, Health and Safety, Hazardous Materials, and Ethical Decision Making. For location or enrollment information, e-mail AdvancedLearningInstitute@cdcr.ca.gov.

Due to the new registration process, please contact your IST office if you are interested in attending training.

MANAGERIAL TRAINING

This 40-hour training is provided by the California Department of Human Resources to staff designated as managerial. It provides managers with the ability to apply critical skills to lead teams, leverage resources, and use best practices to efficiently operate their program. For location or enrollment information, e-mail AdvancedLearningInstitute@cdcr.ca.gov.

SERGEANTS’ ACADEMY

Mandatory for all newly promoted correctional sergeants. Courses currently include Inmate Classification and Central File, Litigation Management, Bargaining Unit 6 Memorandum of Understanding, Inmate Discipline Hearing Officer, Write and Review Incident Related Reports, Escape Prevention Pursuit, and Alarm Response for Supervisors. For location or enrollment information, email AdvancedLearningInstitute@cdcr.ca.gov.

Due to the new registration process, please contact your IST office if you are interested in attending training.

LIEUTENANTS’ ACADEMY

Mandatory for all newly appointed correctional lieutenants. Courses include Leadership, Role of the Interim Emergency Operations Commander, Inmate Classification Process, Incident Reports, Senior Hearing Officer, Escape Prevention, Alarm Response, Intake Screening. For location or enrollment information, e-mail AdvancedLearningInstitute@cdcr.ca.gov.

Due to the new registration process, please contact your IST office if you are interested in attending training.

LEADING AT THE SPEED OF TRUST

Provided by Franklin Covey, Leading at the Speed of Trust is a two-day work session which is highly interactive and engages leaders in the real work of identifying and closing trust gaps. Every initiative or organizational priority you are trying to implement is enabled or hampered by the level of trust. Whatever the goal, initiative, or strategic priority, the execution will take longer and cost more in a low trust culture. Three sessions are offered per calendar year. For more information, e-mail Lorrie Keller at lorrie.keller [@] cdcr.ca.gov.

LEADERSHIP 101

Leadership 101 is offered through California State University, Sacramento. This training focuses on
developing/enhancing broad-based supervisory skills and leadership proficiency in a way that is as easily translatable to an institutional environment as it is to a headquarters’ administrative environment. Taught by experts in their fields, training/exercises will include subjects such as change management, leadership ethics, communication, collaboration, and strategic implementation. This program is limited to nominated first- and second-line supervisors and is conducted in two, one-week cohorts taught over a two month period. There are 12 cohorts offered per fiscal year. For more information, e-mail Lorrie Keller at lorrie.keller [@] cdcr.ca.gov.

LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE

Offered in collaboration with the Prison Industry Authority, this 2-day workshop is designed to give participants an in-depth understanding of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders® and help them take specific steps to become better leaders based on the results of their 360-degree, the Leadership Practices Inventory® assessment, and in-class discussions and activities. This course is highly interactive with lecture-style teaching, demonstrations, role-plays with the entire group, and small-group breakout sessions where participants practice with each other supported by the coaching of the instructor. For more information, e-mail Lorrie Keller at lorrie.keller [@] cdcr.ca.gov.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

The Executive Leadership Institute is offered through California State University, Chico and focuses on enhancing
executives’ skill as decisive, effective visionary leaders and champions of change. Participants develop essential
leadership skills by learning and applying proven strategies in areas such as planning, evaluation, fostering
organizational transformation, communication, and principle-based leadership. Participation is limited to employees in management classifications who are nominated by their Division Directors and includes four, one-week cohorts taught over a four month period. There are six cohorts offered per fiscal year. For more information, e-mail Lorrie Keller at lorrie.keller [@] cdcr.ca.gov.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Peace Officer Selection and Employee Development has restructured the Executive Development and Orientation
Program into the new Executive Leadership and Development Program (ELDP) to better align with the Department’s overall management development strategy. This new interactive five-day program will focus on supporting and developing effective future executive leaders. This program is offered quarterly and participation is limited to employees in management classifications who are nominated by their Division Directors. For more information, e-mail Lorrie Keller at lorrie.keller [@] cdcr.ca.gov.

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING

Motivational Interviewing consists of a one-day session for Motivational Interviewing (MI1) and a three-day session for Motivational Interviewing 2 (MI2) and is presently offered to staff Correctional Counselors. This training assists participants with skills for having conversations about change and how to incorporate them in their everyday conversations, work and life. By developing motivational interviewing skills, participants will add to their existing knowledge and expertise in supporting offenders through the rehabilitative process. This course is offered through a contract with Butte College with 18 classes offered during the fiscal year. For more information, e-mail Stephanie Stewart at Stephanie.Stewart [@] cdcr.ca.gov.

ETHICAL DECISION MAKING AND TRUST

Trust is difficult to earn and easy to lose in the workplace. Offered in collaboration with the California Prison Authority, this highly interactive class will offer discussions, tools, and the opportunity to practice and apply learned techniques regarding the importance of trust and ethical decision-making in the work place. Participants will be introduced to the elements of how trust is lost, some of the signs of diminished trust how to gain and build trust and the model for making ethical decisions. This course is intended for first-line supervisors and above. For more information, e-mail Lorrie Keller at lorrie.keller [@] cdcr.ca.gov.

LEAN SIX SIGMA: WHITE BELT

As a result of improvement initiatives established by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2015, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) and the California Government Operations Agency (Gov Ops) partnered to bring Lean training and tools to the Department. This course brings basic process improvement techniques, skills, and tools to CDCR staff. For more information, e-mail Alicia Stein at Alicia.Stein [@] cdcr.ca.gov.

THE 6 CRITICAL PRACTICES FOR LEADING A TEAM

This Franklin Covey one-day training is designed for first-level leaders. This solution equips first-level leaders with the essential skills and tools to get work done with and through other people. The program is ideal for new
first-level leaders who need to transition successfully from individual contributors to leaders of others, as well as
leaders who have been in their roles for some time and are looking for practical and relevant guidance on how to
effectively lead and manage their teams. Sixteen sessions are offered per calendar year. For more information,
e-mail Lorrie Keller at lorrie.keller [@] cdcr.ca.gov.

THE 4 ESSENTIAL ROLES OF LEADERSHIP

This two-day training is for mid-level to executive level leaders. Even in the most turbulent times, there are four roles leaders play that are highly predictive of success. Franklin Covey calls them essential, because as leaders consciously lead themselves and their teams in alignment with these roles, they lay the foundation for effective leadership. Three sessions are offered per calendar year. For more information, e-mail Lorrie Keller at lorrie.keller [@] cdcr.ca.gov.