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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the USSS Academy and EOI

For Immediate Release

FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the USSS Academy and EOI

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the United States Secret Service, James J. Rowley Training Center and to the Essentials of Instruction (EOI) at the April 21, 2022, meeting.

The mission of the James J. Rowley Training Center is to train and prepare individuals to protect the President and Vice President, their families, heads of state, and other designated individuals, the White House, the Vice President’s residence, foreign missions, and other buildings within Washington D.C. The James J. Rowley Training Centers trains and prepares individuals to investigate threat against its protectees; plan and implement security designs for designated National Special Security Events, investigate violations of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States and financial crimes. The James J. Rowley Training Center trains all United States Secret Service personnel to include technical, professional, managerial, and administrative positions.

The purpose of the EOI is to introduce participants, who will be instructing training for the United States Secret Service, to the principles of adult learning theory, motivation, instructional systems design, ethics, and professionalism, assessing learning progress, classroom management, active learning strategies, and instructional delivery skills. The EOI is five instructional days and consists of 40 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 8.

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.