The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board accepted its 200th FLETA application from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). The program application is for the Commercial Vessel Boarding Training Program (CVBTP) delivered at the FLETC in Charleston, SC. The application begins the process for FLETA accreditation.
“This application is another significant milestone for the FLETA Board,” explained Dr. Gary Mitchell, Executive Director, FLETA Office of Accreditation. “The FLETC CVBTP application is for initial accreditation and demonstrates the continued growth and value of the FLETA process.”
Agencies voluntarily submit to the FLETA process for each program or academy seeking accreditation. The FLETA process includes: comparing agency processes against the FLETA Standards; identifying and making improvements; submitting to an assessment by a team of qualified FLETA assessors; submitting to a secondary review by a FLETA Board Review Committee; and a final review by the full FLETA Board for a determination of accreditation. If deficiencies are identified during the FLETA process, the agency is required to develop a corrective action plan that the FLETA Board monitors for completion to ensure compliance with the standards.
Once a program or academy is awarded FLETA accreditation, the agency submits yearly reports to the FLETA Board and begins the process over in preparation for reaccreditation. Reaccreditation occurs every five years and is a fresh and independent review of the academy or program to ensure continued compliance with the FLETA Standards.
A full listing of FLETA accredited programs is available by visiting the FLETA website. The Office of Management and Budget directed the establishment of FLETA as the accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training. More information on the FLETA process and benefits is available at www.FLETA.gov, or by calling the FLETA Office of Accreditation (912) 261-3684.