FLETA Board Grants Accreditation to the FMCSA NTC DIAP and Reaccreditation to the FMCSA NTC GHMC
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted accreditation status to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), National Training Center (NTC), Drug Interdiction Assistance Program (DIAP) and granted reaccreditation status to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), National Training Center (NTC), General Hazardous Materials Course (GHMC) at the November 3, 2022, meeting.
The purpose of the DIAP is to provide assistance to law enforcement organizations in detecting illegal drug, weapon, and human traffickers. The training provides law enforcement with information, tactics, and techniques to aid in identifying and apprehending traffickers. The DIAP is three instructional days and consists of 24 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program ranges from 30 to 50.
The purpose of the GHMC is to provide instruction on the law and the organizations responsible for the regulation of the transportation of hazardous materials (HM). This course is designed to train personnel to inspect HM shipments for compliance with Hazardous Materials Regulations. Participants of the course are given opportunities to practice the job functions related to the regulation of HM. The course is five instructional days and consists of 40 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the course ranges from 15 to 35.
The FLETA Board is the accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training and support programs. To achieve accreditation, training organizations submit to an independent review of their program and/or academy 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, training organizations must submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the program/academy.