Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation: Standards
The Standards for Public Safety Training Academies, 2nd Edition© manual currently includes standards organized into nine chapters:
- direction and authority
- human resources
- recruitment, selection, employment, and promotion
- instructional systems
- training administration
CALEA views the standards as reflecting the best professional requirements and practices for a public safety training academy. See Standards Titles.
Level of Compliance With Standards
The program applies to all public safety training academies of any size.
Academies that seek accreditation are required to comply with those standards that are applicable to them. Standards are categorized as mandatory or other-than-mandatory. Academies must comply with all applicable mandatory (M) standards and at least 80% of applicable other-than-mandatory (O) standards. If an academy cannot comply with a mandatory standard because of legislation, labor agreements, court orders, or case law, waivers can be sought from the Commission.