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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to Two USSS Programs

For Immediate Release

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the United States Secret Service (USSS) Special Agent Training Course (SATC) and the Firearms Instructor Training Course (FITC) at the November 5, 2020 meeting. 

The SATC focuses on specific USSS policies and procedures associated with the dual responsibilities of investigations and protection. This course provides both knowledge and application-based training in counterfeit, fraud, forgery, and protective intelligence investigations, as well as physical protection and protective advances. The core curriculum is augmented with skills training in firearms, control tactics, physical training, water safety, and advanced emergency medicine. Peripheral classes introduce the students to a variety of administrative programs operating within the Secret Service. The SATC is 100 instructional days and consists of 769 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 24. 

The FITC develops the skills and abilities necessary to become a firearms instructor. The curriculum includes topic areas such as range safety, range management, marksmanship, ballistics, and instructional skills. The purpose of the FITC is to instill in each student the ability to safely, proficiently, and confidently conduct firearms training and qualifications courses commensurate with current USSS policies and standards. The FITC is 10 instructional days. 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, agencies submit to an independent review of their academy and/or program to ensure compliance with the FLETA standards and procedures in the areas of Academy/Program Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, and Training Delivery. Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years. Each year, agencies must submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the academy/program.