The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded accreditation to 14 programs and three academies during the biannual business meeting from November 3-5, 2020.
From October 26-29, 2020, the Board met virtually to review six programs for initial accreditation, and eight programs and three academies for reaccreditation. This was the first time in the Board’s history that it conducted reviews remotely. The Board used a conference bridge for all interactions with presentations being viewed through Microsoft Teams or Adobe Connect. The FLETA community was able to log on to either platform to observe the reviews.
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the FLETA Board met virtually in executive session to discuss the FLETA budget, the FLETA Bylaws and Board composition, operational requirements, and discuss future business. In addition, the Standards Steering Committee presented the results and recommendations from the 2020 comprehensive standards and procedures review, and the Awareness and Recognition Committee met to review team leader and agency leadership awards and began planning for FLETA’s 20th anniversary in 2022. Finally, the Office of Accreditation presented the number of assessors and agency personnel trained, corrective action plans implemented, active applications, and the status of annual reports received during FY 2020.
On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the FLETA Board met virtually in executive session to discuss the BRCs, conducted the week of October 25-29, 2020, to make a determination of accreditation.
On Thursday, November 5, 2020, the FLETA Board conducted a virtual meeting attended by over 100 members of the FLETA community. The FLETA Board awarded accreditation to the below programs and academies:
- ATF – Accelerant Detection Canine Handler Program
- ATF –Agency Instructor Training Program
- FMCSA – National Training Center, Instructor Development Course (IDC)
- TSA – Transportation Security Officer Basic Training Program (TSO BTP Phase II)
- U.S. Mint – Field Training Program
- VA – VA Law Enforcement Training Center Firearms Instructor Course
- DCSA – National Training Center Investigations Case Analyst Program
- DHS – Office of Intelligence & Analysis Intelligence Training Academy
- FBI – Laboratory Division Hazardous Evidence Crime Scene Operations Course
- FLETC – Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP)
- FLETC – Law Enforcement Instructor Training Program (LEITP)
- TIGTA – Training Academy
- USAMPS – Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent Course
- USPIS – Instructor Development Program
- USSS – Firearms Instructor Training Course
- USSS – Special Agent Training Course
- VA – Law Enforcement Training Center
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 Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, and Training Delivery. 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.