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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the IRS BIFT

For Immediate Release

FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the IRS BIFT

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), National Criminal Investigation Training Academy (NCITA), Basic Instructor Facilitator Training (BIFT) at the April 21, 2022, meeting.

The purpose of the BIFT is to prepare cadre instructors for instructor assignments at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). The program focuses on student-centered learning to strengthen problem-solving skills and critical thinking techniques required by instructors. The BIFT is eight and a half training days and consists of 68 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 24.

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.