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FLETA Board Grants Accreditation to the NNSA OST NMCB

For Immediate Release

FLETA Board Grants Accreditation to the NNSA OST NMCB

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted accreditation status to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Secure Transportation (OST), Nuclear Materials Courier Basic (NMCB) at the November 3, 2022, meeting.

The purpose of the NMCB is to provide new Federal Agent Candidates with the minimum firearms, driving, communications, law enforcement, and tactical skills required to perform the functions of their position. This is accomplished through a variety of teaching methods that includes classroom presentations, practical application exercises on a firearms range, tactical environment, and public roadways. The NMCB is 80 instructional days and consists of 773 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 12.

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.