The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted accreditation status to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Protective Services Training Academy (PSTA) at the April 19, 2018 meeting in Glynco, GA.
The purpose of the NASA PSTA is to provide NASA Protective Services professionals with the basic criminal justice, defensive tactics, and firearms training in addition to professional development services relevant to their individual needs. The NASA PSTA is responsible for the training of all NASA Special Agents and contractor Security Police Officers nationwide, leading to and maintaining Federal Arrest Authority (FAA) certification. The FAA Basic is a 152-hour course with an additional 8-hour annual firearms training requirement. Students are instructed primarily in a hands-on and scenario-based training environment.
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.