Instructor Development Institute (IDI)

The Instructor Development Institute (IDI) was formed to provide standardized, multi-level, multi-track programs to develop professionalism in the delivery of law enforcement instruction. The design, development and delivery of the IDI program was accomplished in 2006 – 2007 in collaboration with POST, GTA/RTC, Napa Valley College and numerous other stakeholders throughout California. This website provides overview information, course schedules, and other useful information about on-going instructor development activities.

Instructor Development Institute (IDI) Overview

IDI Program Overview PowerPoint

– Instructor Development Institute update: As of Feb 1, 2018, CA POST indefinitely suspended all funding for the IDI program. This suspension affects all IDI courses from Level I (basic) through the Level 4 Master Instructor Certification Course (MICC). 

– The GTA will continue to present Instructor Development courses, on a tuition basis only. CA POST certifications for these courses remain in place. In the coming months you will see the IDI courses listed with dates and the assigned tuition. There will not be a Master Instructor class until early 2019.  

Visual Map


IDI Level 1  Basic/Entry Level

Certification at the Basic Instructor Level includes successful completion of;

  • 40-hour POST Basic Instructor Certification Program
  • Validation of competencies in the classroom, to be completed by your Level 1 Instructor

IDI Level 2  Intermediate Level

Certification at the Intermediate Level includes successful completion of all prior level work and;

  • 40-hour Intermediate Core Course, which includes a 24-hour Intermediate Instructional Skills, 8-hour Presentation Skills, and 8-hour Critical Thinking Skills courses
    • If you cannot attend the full 40-hour course, or need only certain courses, you can take the following courses individually:
      • 24-hour Intermediate Instructional Skills
      • 8-hour Presentation Skills
      • 8-hour Critical Thinking Skills
  • 16-hour Instructional Technology Course

IDI Level 3  Advanced Level

Certification at the Advanced Level includes successful completion of all prior level work and;

IDI Level 4  Master Instructor Level

Prerequisites for attendance at the Master Level Includes:

  • Successfully complete all Level 1, 2, and 3 requirements
  • “Student Learning Outcomes Course” (POST Learning Portal)
  • 16-hour Instructional Technology UPDATE Course
  • 24-hour Critical Thinking as an Instructional Model Course
  • Submit an MICC application in the approved format

Certification at the Master Level includes successful completion of all prior level work and;

  • Successful completion af the Master Instructor Certification Course (MICC) designing, developing and delivering a minimum of a 24-hour course that meets a demonstrated law enforcement training need
  • The candidate’s ISD and TTP will be formally evaluated by a panel prior to course delivery

If your goal is to attend MICC, please use this Map and Checklist to guide you through the process:  Instructor Development Institute Visual Map & Checklist

If you have further questions, please contact Marisa McCullough, or (858) 550-0040


Michael Gray
Executive Director, Government Training Agency
(858) 550-0040

Marisa McCullough
Director of Training, Government Training Agency
(858) 550-0040