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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the NPSTA

For Immediate Release

FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the NPSTA

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the NASA Protective Services Training Academy (NPSTA) at the November 3, 2022, meeting.

The purpose of the NPSTA is to provide NASA Protective Services professionals with basic criminal justice, defensive tactics, and firearms training in addition to professional development services relevant to their individual needs. The NPSTA is responsible for the training of all NASA Special Agents and contractor Security Police Officers nationwide, leading to and maintaining Federal Arrest Authority (FAA) certification, through the FAA Basic course. The FAA Basic is a 152-hour course with an additional 8-hour annual firearms training requirement. Students are instructed primarily through a hands-on and scenario-based training environment.

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.