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FLETA Board Grants Accreditation to FMCSA Program

For Immediate Release
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted accreditation status to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) General Hazardous Materials (GHM) at the April 19, 2018 meeting in Glynco, GA.

The purpose of the GHM training is to provide instruction on the laws and the organizations responsible for the regulation of the transportation of hazardous materials (HM). The course is designed to train personnel to inspect HM shipments for compliance with Hazardous Materials Regulations. Upon completion of the course, graduates understand the operational use of the Hazardous Materials Table as well as shipping paper and placarding requirements. The program is five instructional days and consists of 40 hours of instruction.

The FLETA Board is the accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training and support programs. To achieve accreditation, agencies submit to an independent review of their academy and/or program to ensure compliance with the FLETA Standards and Procedures in the areas of Program Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, Training Delivery, and Distance Learning. Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years. Each year, agencies must submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the academy/program.