The FLETA standards are the direct result of a committee process involving representatives from numerous federal law enforcement training organizations. The standards are intended to describe “what” must be accomplished by the applicant. The academy or agency determines “how” compliance with the standard will be accomplished. Applicants are expected to work under properly approved administrative controls and guidelines and must follow their own written guidance.
A Standards Steering Committee (SSC) formally reviews the standards on an annual basis and makes recommendations to the Board for revisions, additions, and deletions to the standards. The FLETA Board authorizes the OA to publish revisions to the standards, as appropriate. The OA staff provides consultation and assistance with the interpretation of standards and the determination of applicability.
Each standard is composed of the standard statement and the advisory. The standard statement identifies single or multiple requirements that must be met by the applicant. The advisory provides clarifying information when deemed necessary and does not outline additional requirements. An advisory is not included for standard statements that are self-explanatory. The applicant organization is responsible for determining how the standard will be met.