Lapse in Federal Funding: Impact on DHS Web and Social Media Operations

Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed.  Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés).

What is the new procedure regarding supporting evidence for academy accreditation/reaccreditation with the “50% rule”?

The FLETA Procedures and Standards Manual 2015 Edition states-

Supporting evidence must exist to indicate the academy is in compliance with each applicable academy standard. The goal is to show compliance with the FLETA standards throughout the academy. The number of training programs used for supporting evidence will be based on the number of training programs within the academy.

The goal is to show compliance with FLETA standards throughout the academy.

The number of programs used for supporting evidence will be based on the number of training programs within the academy.

If the agency has less than ten training programs, beyond their basic training and basic instructor training programs, then supporting evidence will come from 50% of the other training programs. The agency will list the training programs that will be used for supporting evidence in the self-assessment memorandum.

If the agency has ten or more training programs, beyond their basic training and basic instructor training programs, then supporting evidence will come from five of the training other programs; if necessary, the agency may use more than five programs to demonstrate compliance. The agency will list the training programs that will be used for supporting evidence in the self-assessment memorandum.

When an academy does not have additional programs, evidence may be used from the basic training and basic instructor training programs to demonstrate compliance. The applicant must ensure this exception is noted in the application for academy accreditation and the self-assessment memorandum.