California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

Certified Courses

sUAS Crime & Accident Scene Investigations

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and the 3D Mapping software applications are emerging as extremely accurate and efficient tools for crime and accident scene documentation and enhanced investigations.  It is remarkable to consider that if it can be seen with the naked eye, or with magnification, with thermal imagery, or with infrared, it can be almost perfectly preserved forever.

Course Length: 3 days (24 hours total)
CA POST Approval: 1287-20188-19
Cost/Tuition: $795.00
Max Class Size: 16 Students
Prerequisite: None
Student Requirements: FAA 107 License
Technical Level: Criminalist, Accident Investigators, Detectives, UAS Operators and Supervisors
 Notes: Suggested prior attendance of: LACRTC 48-hour Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator’s Course, or  32-hour Basic Operator’s Course

sUAS Advanced Operators Course

The class consists of three days of intensive scenario-based, hands-on, flight training designed to increase piloting skills and to provide students with the ability to operate in all sUAS environments.  Students will be exposed to the equipment, tools, and techniques necessary to make their sUAS program fulfill all of the desired mission-sets.

Course Length: 3 days (24 hours)
CA POST Approval:​  #1287-20274-19
Cost/Tuition: $795
Max Class Size: 16 Students
Prerequisite: LACRTC 48-hour Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator’s Course, or  32-hour Basic Operator’s Course, or have an FAA Part 107 license
Notes: This training course is NOT for beginners

sUAS Basic Pilots Course

The UAS Basic Pilot’s Course is a 32 -hour program of instruction (8-hours online, 24 hours in class) designed specifically and ONLY for agencies that already have an established UAS program and are flying missions with protocols and a comprehensive policy in place.

Course Length: 3 days in class and 8 hours online (32 hours total)
CA POST Approval:​  #1287-20275-19
Cost/Tuition: $895.00 (includes FAA 107 exam fee)
Max Class Size: 24 Students
Recommended For: sUAS Operators and Supervisors

FAA 107 Ground School

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aeronautical Knowledge Test for the Remote Pilot Airman Certificate is required to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle commercially (including public service).  This online course contains all of the material tested for the 107 pilot’s license.  The course is self-paced but follows a progression of information with due dates to aid in completing the material in a timely manner.

Cost/Tuition: $75 / $230 / $330
POST Approval: California, Cert #1287-20189-19 (16 hours POST credit total)
Max Class Size: 10 Students (applies to in classroom review only)
Recommended For: All personnel wanting to fly sUAS for their department, agency or commercially

sUAS Program Operators Course

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Operator’s Course is a 48-hour program of instruction designed to provide organizations with the knowledge and skills necessary to create and implement an aviation program based on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms.

Course Length: 5 days in class and 8 hours online (48 hours total)
Cost/Tuition: $1,380.00 (includes FAA 107 exam fee)
Max Class Size: 24 Students
Prerequisites: None
Technical Level: UAS Operators and Supervisors/ Policy Creation

De-escalation: Mindful Breathing

De-escalation and Mindful Breathing was specifically created to assist first responders in managing stress before, during, and after stressful encounters to ensure enhanced decision-making during a crisis and the ability to rapidly return from the fight or flight response.  The immediate benefits are apparent, but this course also equips students with the ability to improve long-term health.

Course Length: 1 day (8 hours)
Cost/Tuition: $0 for POST reimbursable agencies / $125
Max Class Size: 24 Students

Recognizing Implicit Bias

Recognizing Implicit Bias is made up of student-centered learning activities that allow attendees to safely understand their own biases with a scientific approach.  The curriculum design avoids an accusatory tone and focuses on objective facts revealed directly to each student by their own in-class discovery.  Students learn in a safe environment with exercises that reveal deep personal preferences (biases) on things that are not at all controversial.  It is a fun way to see things we like based on how we were socialized.  Ultimately, students personally decide how they will apply the knowledge and skills learned that teach them to recognize their own implicit biases and how to mitigate them. 

Course Length: 1 day (8 hours)
Cost/Tuition: $0 for POST reimbursable agencies / $125
Max Class Size: 30 Students

Critical Incident Management - Working in the Edge of CHAOS

This course was created to achieve measurable student outcomes utilizing blended learning, classroom facilitation, and scenario-based training for critical incident commanders. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply intuitive sense-making strategies while working in a fast-changing, chaotic environment by using the 5 tenets of Working in The Edge of Chaos ©. Graduates of this course will have the knowledge and skills to establish and maintain a productive and purposed incident command.

Virtual Classroom Session: 30 days (8 hours certified instruction)
Session-1: 5 days in classroom (40 hours)
Course Recess: 3 weeks
Session-2: 4 days in classroom (32 hours)
Class Size: 20

Mailing Address:
16835 Algonquin St, Suite 462
Huntington Beach CA 92649

office: (888) 782-4969
fax: (866) 515-3972


© Los Angeles County Regional Training Center 2019