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§ 1053. Requirements for Distance Learning Course Certification.

11 CA ADC § 1053BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 11. Law
Division 2. Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Article 3. Regulatory Procedures
11 CCR § 1053
§ 1053. Requirements for Distance Learning Course Certification.
(a) Distance learning courses shall include instructor-led online (ILO) courses, blended learning courses, hybrid courses, and self-paced courses. ILO courses are considered asynchronous while blended learning and hybrid courses may be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. ILO, blended learning, and hybrid courses shall not be certified for less than two hours to be eligible for Continuing Professional Training credit. Self-paced courses are completed at the learner's own pace and may be approved in hourly increments of at least one hour or more.
(b) Instructor-led Online Course Certification
Any presenter requesting a new ILO course certification or requesting to convert an existing in-person course to an ILO course shall first contact Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau (TDC) staff for an evaluation of the need for the course and to discuss certification criteria. In addition to the course certification requirements for instructor-led training as established in Regulation 1052, the following criteria apply to ILO course certification requests:
(1) Instructor-led Online Courses: An ILO course may be certified for Continuing Professional Training (CPT) credit if the curriculum and instructor information is submitted in the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in accordance with Regulations 1052 and 1053. Basic Courses certified under Commission Regulation 1059 are not authorized for online course delivery.
(2) Additionally, presenters must include the following:
(A) Course Administration - Method in which trainee registration, identification, attendance, and course completion is verified. Online Course enrollment should not exceed the number that would allow the facilitator to maintain a high level of student engagement. Enrollment exceptions are allowed for symposiums, conferences, and other similar special training presentations. POST shall reserve the right to disapprove course enrollment size based on course duration, content, and learning need. The following information shall be included in the expanded course outline, below the Course Purpose:
1. Online course registration process
a. Registration confirmation
b. Student verification process (prior to and during course)
c. Use of access codes, if applicable
2. How student roster will be completed
3. Attendance and course completion verification process
4. Identification of training platform (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Canvas, etc.) and how it will be used
5. List of technology requirements, if applicable (e.g. video, mic, headphones, etc.)
6. Instructor to student ratio
(B) Course Delivery - Method in which the course will be delivered, and instructor/trainee interaction occurs. To maximize student engagement and transference, courses shall take into consideration low order and high order learning objectives and different learning styles and shall incorporate adult learning concepts to provide for diverse instructional methods. For courses longer than four hours, at least three of the instructional methods listed below shall be included in the course and identified in the expanded course outline:
1. Facilitated discussions
2. Learning activities
3. Breakout sessions
4. Independent work
5. Other appropriate method of student engagement as identified by presenter/instructor that is not lecture-based
(C) At least two of the instructional methods listed in (B)(1)-(5) above shall be included in the course and identified in the course outline.
(D) Learning Verification - Method in which instructor evaluates trainee performance and verifies the learning took place. This can take place throughout the course or at the conclusion of the course.
1. Assessment activity
2. Written assignment
3. Presentation
4. Quiz
5. Written test
6. Other appropriate method of learning verification as identified by the presenter/instructor
(3) Recorded Courses: POST CPT credit will not be given for recorded courses as there is no ability to verify attendance, learning, or provide trainee interaction with the instruction.
(c) Blended Learning: Any presenter requesting a new blended learning course certification or requesting to convert an existing in-person course to a blended learning course as defined in Regulation 1001, shall first contact TDC staff for an evaluation of the need for the course and to discuss certification criteria. Course certification requests for blended learning courses must adhere to both (a) above and Regulation 1052 Requirements for Course Certification.
(d) Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Review: To ensure quality of training, all ILO and blended learning courses shall be subject to QAP review. New ILO and blended learning courses shall be subject to QAP review within the first year of certification, or as POST scheduling permits, to be considered for Reimbursement Plan eligibility.
(e) Self-paced Training Certification: Any presenter requesting a new self-paced training course certification shall first contact TDC staff for an evaluation of the need for the course and to discuss certification criteria.
(1) Self-Paced Training Certification Review Process
(A) The presenter shall provide a training needs assessment establishing an ongoing, unmet training need to TDC staff.
(B) Once approval has been obtained, the presenter shall prepare and send a self-paced training course certification package to the TDC Bureau.
(C) TDC staff will review the package for completeness and send the package to the Learning Technology Resources Bureau (LTR) for review of the instructional design and technical functionality of the course.
(D) If approved by LTR staff, the package will be returned to TDC for review of the instructor resumes for each course contributor and the course content. If the course topic is defined in POST Regulation 1070 as requiring specific training for the instructor (POST Regulation 1082) at least one of the course contributors must meet this requirement.
(E) If not approved by LTR staff, the package will be returned to TDC with a summary of why the self-paced training did not meet approval. The presenter may choose not to proceed with course certification or choose to revise and resubmit the package for review to ensure issues have been resolved.
(F) TDC staff will notify the presenter of the decision to approve or disapprove certification of the course.
(G) After certification, the presenter will work with LTR staff to develop any additional technical requirements to communicate with POST's EDI system.
(H) Any presenter not satisfied with a certification action may submit an appeal in accordance with Regulation 1058.
(2) Self-paced Training Course Certification Criteria: Each self-paced training course certification request shall be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:
(A) Need and justification for the course: Includes the learning need and how the course meets the learning need. Only courses for which there is an ongoing, unmet need shall be evaluated for certification.
(B) Description of self-paced course: Provide a course description including goals, learning objectives, and learning outcomes for the course.
(C) Description of target audience. The description shall include:
1. The job position(s) (e.g., officer, dispatcher, investigator, all law enforcement) and
2. The level of knowledge or experience expected or prerequisites, if applicable, in order to best benefit from the course content.
(D) Proposed course length: This is an estimate of the total time required to complete the course.
(E) Proposed Continuing Professional Training (CPT) hours: This is the number of CPT hours the course presenter is proposing expressed as a whole number.
(F) Cost per student: This is the fee charged to a student to take the course, if applicable.
(G) Proposed location of the self-paced training course: This describes the platform that will be used to host the course (i.e.: POST Learning Portal or Presenter's learning management system).
(H) Expanded course outline: Minimally include subject topics to the third level of detail to sufficiently indicate the technical information in the subject areas. The outline shall also show the connection between course content and self-paced instructional objectives as defined in Commission Regulation 1001(66), self-paced student activities, and evaluation activities.
1. Self-paced student activities must provide practice in meeting the instructional objectives and give learners corrective/confirming feedback regarding their performance. The actions the learner performs in the activities must match the level of performance defined in the instructional objectives for the topic.
2. The action the trainee performs in the evaluation activities must match the level of performance defined in the instructional objective for the topic. One evaluation activity may measure the learner's performance regarding several instructional objectives.
3. An example of an outline follows:
Presenter Name, Presenter Identification Number
Course Name or Title
Page Number
I. Topic 1 or Section 1
A. Objective 1
1. Content Description
2. Student Activity # and Description
B. Objective 2
1. Content Description
2. Student Activity # and Description
C. Evaluation
1. Content Description
2. Evaluation Activity # and Description
(I) Objectives and Activities Matrix: The objectives and activities matrix show the alignment of the Instructional Objectives with the Student and Evaluation activities in a table. An example is shown below:
Instructional Objective
Related Student Activity(ies)
Related Evaluation(s)
Objective 1 - Given a situation where a citizen demonstrates a specific behavior, the officer will determine whether or not to initiate a vehicle pursuit in line with his/her agency's policy.
Time Time to Initiate: When to initiate a pursuit
• Tracing a Pursuit: Initiate/don't initiate pursuit, intervention tactics, capture of suspects, termination
• Ground Control: Initiate/don't initiate pursuit, passing the primary, liability, termination, roles and responsibilities
Objective 2: Given a situation where a vehicle pursuit in is progress, the officer will correctly apply his/her policy in regarding the decision to continue, terminate, or utilize a pursuit intervention, factoring in balance test, roles and responsibilities, available resources, and level of training.
• Lending a Hand: Interjurisdictional Considerations
• Where Choices Lead: Number of units allowed in pursuit, driving tactics, requesting additional units, roles and responsibilities
• Follow Me: Driving tactics, continuation or termination of pursuit
• Time to Terminate: Speed of pursuit, conditions of the vehicle, driver, roadway, weather, and traffic, hazards to uninvolved bystanders or motorists, continuation or termination of pursuit.
• Ground Control: Initiate/don't initiate pursuit, passing the primary, liability, termination, roles and responsibilities
(J) Mockups, wireframes, or prototypes of the course user interface and interactions: Provide low-fidelity visual representation of the proposed course menu, navigation, student activities, and evaluation activities using mockups, wireframes, and prototypes. This does not require the final version but must convey the proposed user interface and experience within the final version of the course. These can be provided in .png, .gif, .jpg, .ppt, or .mp4 formats.
(K) Qualifications of course contributors/instructor resume(s)
(L) Self-Paced Training Course Certification Package shall include:
1. POST 2-124 (Rev 02/2021, hereby incorporated by reference)
2. Expanded course outline
3. Objectives and activities matrix
4. Mockups, wireframes, or prototypes
(3) Modifications to certified self-paced courses
After a self-paced training course is certified based on the criteria consistent with Regulation 1053 the course shall not be changed or modified without POST approval. Course presenters must report any change(s) to content, fees, technical, or instructional design to TDC staff. TDC staff will consult with LTR staff as needed if the changes or modifications impact technical or instructional design.
(4) Decertification of self-paced training courses
Refer to Commission Regulation 1057.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 13503 and 13506, Penal Code. Reference: Section 13503(e), Penal Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 3-25-91; operative 4-24-91 (Register 91, No. 16).
2. Amendment of subsection (a)(3) filed 12-22-93; operative 1-21-94 (Register 93, No. 52).
3. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a)(1) filed 6-2-2000 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2000, No. 22).
4. Amendment filed 1-22-2001; operative 2-21-2001 (Register 2001, No. 4).
5. Amendment of subsection (a)(2) filed 7-17-2001; operative 7-1-2002 (Register 2001, No. 29).
6. Amendment of subsections (a)(2), (a)(4) and (a)(6) and redesignation and amendment of former subsection (a)(6)(D) as (a)(7) filed 6-6-2003; operative 7-6-2003 (Register 2003, No. 23).
7. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(7) and (b)(1) and new subsections (c)-(c)(9) filed 6-15-2005; operative 7-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2005, No. 24).
8. Amendment filed 7-27-2006; operative 8-26-2006 (Register 2006, No. 30).
9. Amendment filed 10-15-2007; operative 11-14-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).
10. Repealer of subsection (d)(2)-(d)(2)(I) and subsection renumbering filed 12-29-2010; operative 1-1-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 53).
11. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 11-26-2012 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2012, No. 48).
12. Repealer and new section heading and section filed 9-22-2016; operative 1-1-2017 (Register 2016, No. 39).
13. Amendment of first paragraph filed 11-2-2020; operative 1-1-2021 (Register 2020, No. 45).
14. Amendment of subsections (a) and (e) filed 10-15-2021; operative 1-1-2022 (Register 2021, No. 42). Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20 and an additional 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-71-20.
15. Amendment of section heading and section filed 1-13-2022; operative 4-1-2022 (Register 2022, No. 2).
This database is current through 4/22/22 Register 2022, No. 16
11 CCR § 1053, 11 CA ADC § 1053
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