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FLETA Board Grants Accreditation to the TSACTC PSCHC

For Immediate Release

FLETA Board Grants Accreditation to the TSACTC PSCHC

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted accreditation status to the Transportation Security Administration Canine Training Center (TSACTC), Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course (PSCHC) at the November 3, 2022, meeting.

The purpose of the PSCHC is to teach potential canine handlers to train and handle a passenger screening canine (PSC) in all aspects of explosives detection in operational environments within the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program’s functional areas. The PSCHC requires the student to learn the fundamental aspects of canines, handling techniques and procedures, explosives and explosives handling, and problem solving. The PSCHC is 80 instructional days and consists of 636.5 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the course is between nine and 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.