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.

IDI Program Overview

Instructor Development Institute update: Beginning July 1, 2019, CA POST will end the suspension of the IDI program and classes within the various levels will begin again. Class dates will be available online by July 1, 2019 for all levels. The Master Instructor course is anticipated to begin in early 2020. 


IDI Level 1  Basic/Entry Level

Certification at the Basic Instructor Level includes successful completion of;

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:

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 Messier, or (858) 550-0040


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

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