The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) Federal Background Investigator Training Program (FBITP) and the Essentials of Suitability Adjudications Program (ESAP) at the April 19, 2018 meeting in Glynco, GA.
The FBITP is the preparatory program required for personnel who conduct background investigations for the federal government. The purpose of the program is to provide investigators with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to achieve their major job accomplishment, which is to perform an efficient, effective, accurate, timely, and complete investigation that meets agency requirements. The FBITP is an instructor-led classroom program consisting of lecture, discussion, interactive role-play, practical application activities, review exercises, and knowledge checks throughout the course. The FBITP is 24 instructional days and consists of 192 hours of instruction.
The purpose of the ESAP is to equip suitability adjudicators with the necessary tools and knowledge of the suitability review and adjudication processes outlined in the suitability regulations and the Suitability Processing Handbook, to enable them to evaluate and adjudicate a person’s suitability for Federal employment. Students are instructed in the principles governing suitability review and adjudication. Students will learn the fundamentals for the entire suitability process, beginning with initial application screening, through investigation review, issue resolution, and making a suitability determination. The program is 7.6 instructional days and consists of 61 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.