The NCIS Training Academy provides relevant, timely, substantive, and cost-effective training programs that supply the tools needed to build a highly skilled NCIS workforce. With responsibility over all NCIS basic, advanced, and in-service training programs, the Academy serves as the premier provider of training for NCIS employees. The Academy’s goal is to ensure training supports U.S. naval forces to fight and prevail in conventional wars, insurgencies, piracy, and other challenges ashore, at sea, and in cyberspace. NCIS training must meet the objectives of the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Maritime Strategy in the 21st-Century operating environment; therefore, the Academy shapes its training to meet the changing operational patterns of a globally distributed naval service.
The Training Academy uses a Systems Approach to Training (SAT) and has adopted the ADDIE Instructional System Design (ISD) model to design, develop, and manage its training. This approach allows for a more effective learning situation and validates the training by ensuring every component of instruction is governed by the learning outcomes that were determined after a thorough analysis of NCIS requirements and job performance tasks.