Level III – Advanced Instructor Development Course

Level 3 consists of the 40-hour Phase I and a 16-hour Phase II teach back session. These sessions provide additional instructor development skills while designing or enhancing a module of instruction they currently teach or are designated to teach. IDI Level 3 Certification is required to begin the Level 4 Master Instructor Certification Course. This Phase I Course will reinforce and provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned during IDI Level 1 and 2 training. The Phase II Teach Back will provide an opportunity to demonstrate those skills in a practical manner.

Those attending this program will work on an actual module of instruction the instructor/student currently teaches or will teach. They should bring all course material related to the selected module as well as the goal and expanded course outline for the course their module is included within (their module should typically be a portion of a larger course- for example the Emergency Management module (LD 43) that is a portion of the Regular Basic Course).

Many classroom activities require the use of a computer. A personal laptop computer and the ability to access email is required. The classroom will have wireless connectivity. If you only have agency email and cannot access it while in travel status, please establish a free email account prior to attendance (Gmail, Yahoo, etc).

Additionally, this course meets the training requirement for the POST Academy Instructor Certification triennial re-certification training requirement for law enforcement instructors.

Target Audience: Course attendees are limited to personnel currently training California Law Enforcement personnel. The Government Training Agency verifies eligibility of trainers and reserves the right to refuse entrance.

Topics will include:

  • Developing goals, tasks, and learning objectives
  • Research methods
  • Applying adult learning
  • Developing lesson plans – The Course Roadmap
  • Application of research methods
  • Experienced-based activities
  • Facilitation and Presentation Skills
  • Alternative training methodologies
  • The Course Design Process- Instructional Systems Design

Course Prerequisites:

The following prerequisite has been established as a minimum baseline for students attending this course:

  1. Successfully have completed the Basic Instructor Course (AICC), ICI Instructor (ICII) or an equivalency
  2. Successfully have completed the IDI Level II Core Course
  3. Successfully have completed the IDI Level II Instructional Technology Course or Technology Equivalency Essay

Course Certification Number9070-21719; 9070-21721
Course Certification Hours: 56 (for both phases)


Course Fee Information: 

Reimbursement Plan IV: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. While travel reimbursement is normally reimbursable via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR), POST has suspended travel reimbursement for this course until further notice per POST Bulletin 2017-39.

Non-Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $425.14. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than ten (10) business days prior to the start of the class will not be charged. If payment has already been made, it will be refunded. Cancellations received ten (10) or less business days before the start of the class will be charged at full price. This late cancellation charge compensates GTA for the non-refundable costs incurred prior to the start date of the course.

No Shows: A No Show on the day of the class will result in a full charge for the class.


Advanced Course #33 Phase I: September 23-27, 2019 Phase II: November 5-6, 2019
Advanced Course #34 Phase I: November 18-22, 2019 Phase II: December 16-17, 2019
Advanced Course #35 Phase I: February 10-14, 2020 Phase II: March 17-18, 2020
Advanced Course #36 Phase I: May 11-15, 2020 Phase II: June 23-24, 2020

Advanced Course #33 – Irvine
September 23, 2019 - November 06, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Advanced Course #34 – Sacramento
November 18, 2019 - December 17, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Advanced Course #35 – San Diego
February 10, 2020 - March 18, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Advanced Course #36 – Irvine
May 11, 2020 - June 24, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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