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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the USPIS IDP

For Immediate Release

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the U. S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) Instructor Development Program (IDP) at the November 5, 2020 meeting. 

The purpose of the IDP is to ensure the development of newly appointed full-time staff instructors who are responsible for the basic Postal Inspector and Postal Police Officer training programs. The course is delivered in a blended learning format to include teaching competencies and technical aspects of course development. The IDP is comprised of three courses: Facilitative Instructor Training (FIT) Online, FIT Classroom, and Advanced FIT Online. The FIT Online and Advanced FIT Online, are both self-paced, however, the FIT Classroom is a one and a half-day (12 hour) instructor-led classroom-based course. The number of IDP participants will vary year to year and the classroom is limited to 6-8 participants per iteration. 

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.