The CVBTP consists of five training days, consisting of 35 training hours. The primary purpose of the CVBTP is to provide on an interagency basis, a program of instruction that fulfills all the basic Boarding Team Member training requirements necessary for responsible and competent job performance. Rather than being agency specific, the program addresses common knowledge, skills and abilities that are expected of all boarding team members. The CVBTP is designed to meet the training needs through systematic program monitoring in the form of validation studies and continuous research, which includes feedback from partner organizations. Within these guidelines, each organization applies its own standard in hiring and selecting officers to attend the CVBTP.