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§ 1054. Requirements for Course Budget.


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Title 11. Law
Division 2. Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Article 3. Regulatory Procedures
11 CCR § 1054
§ 1054. Requirements for Course Budget.
Course coordinators presenting, or planning to present, any POST-certified course are to use the following tuition and budget requirements and limits when submitting the Course Administration Information and Course Budget via the EDI System. Budgets are not required if the certification request is for a conference. Allowable per presentation costs for establishing tuition and course budgets are as follows:
(a) Instructional Costs
Up to $35 per hour, except as noted below, for each hour of instruction, per instructor, may be claimed. Fringe benefits and instructor preparation shall be included in this amount. Up to $90 per instructional hour may be approved in instances of special need for particular expertise, based upon written justification from the presenter. On those limited occasions where it may be necessary to obtain special expertise to provide training, the maximum of $90 per instructional hour may be exceeded upon prior approval of the Executive Director. Charges for instructors cannot be claimed if they are providing instruction while on duty for their agency.
(b) Development Costs for POST-certified Courses
When POST has specifically requested development of a new course or revision of an existing course, presenter development costs may be negotiated with POST. When approved by the Executive Director, such costs shall be prorated as a portion of tuition for an agreed-upon number of presentations.
(c) Coordination
Coordination costs may be requested based on the type of services performed. Coordination is categorized as:
(1) General Coordination is the performance of tasks associated with the development, pre-planning, and maintenance of any certified course. Maintenance includes: scheduling, selecting instructors, eliminating duplicative subject matter, providing alternate instructors/instruction as necessary, allocating instructional time to each subject, evaluating instructors, selecting training sites, supervising support staff, and administrative reporting. General coordination costs may be charged at the rate of $55 per 8 hours of instruction but may not exceed $440 per presentation.
(2) Presentation Coordination is the performance of tasks related to course quality control, i.e., observing and evaluating instructors at the instructional site; identifying the need and arranging for the appearance of alternate instructors when assigned instructors are not available; and being responsible for the development of a positive learning environment. It is required that the presentation coordinator be in the classroom,
or its immediate vicinity, to resolve problems that may arise relating to the presentation of a course. Approved rates for presentation coordination, per instructional hour, may range from $15 to $25. Rates that exceed $15 per hour must be supported by written justification that substantiates the higher cost of the coordinator.
(d) Clerical Support
Actual hourly rates for clerical support may be allowed up to $15 per instructional hour in accordance with the following formula:
Course Length
Maximum Hours of Clerical Support Permitted
24 hours or less
24 hours
25 to 40
40 hours
More than 40 hours
100 hours
(e) Printing/Reproduction
The actual cost for printing of brochures and handouts may be allowed. Requests for reproduction costs shall not exceed nine cents per page. Student workbooks are not considered handouts.
(f) Books/Films/Videotapes/Instructional Materials/Equipment Actual expenses may be allowed, provided each expense is identified. Expendables, such as programmed texts, may be allowed in the same manner. A one-time expenditure for purchase of textbooks may be allowed, provided the textbooks will be used in future course presentations. Films, videotapes, and instructional aids should be rented or obtained without charge. When rental costs for multiple presentations will exceed the cost of acquisition, purchase may be authorized by POST. If a film/videotape, instructional material, or equipment purchase is authorized by POST in advance; such materials shall be used in future course presentations and will remain the property of POST. Purchase cost shall be prorated over a reasonable number of presentations based on the item's anticipated service life. If the course is decertified, or if the purchased books, films, videotapes, instructional materials, or equipment are no longer necessary for use in the course; they shall be delivered to POST.
(g) Paper/Office Supplies/Mailing
Actual expenses may be allowed, provided each expense is identified.
(h) Coordinator/Instructor(s) Travel
An estimate is to be made of necessary travel expenses for advance budget approval. Expenses for local area travel are allowable only when travel exceeds 25 miles one-way or if travel is necessary to an additional course site. If a course presentation is authorized outside of a 25-mile radius of the presenter's principle place of business, travel expenses may be allowed in accordance with existing State regulations covering travel and per diem.
(i) Miscellaneous
Any other cost of materials and other direct items of expense may be approved by POST, based upon documented costs.
(j) Indirect Costs
Indirect costs may not exceed 20% of specified budgeted items. Indirect costs may be claimed only for expenses related to instructor salaries, instructor travel, coordinator salaries, coordinator travel, and clerical salaries.
(k) Calculation of Tuition
All budgeted costs (direct and indirect) are added to determine the total cost. The tuition cost per student shall be determined by dividing the total cost by the maximum number of students approved per presentation (refer to Regulation 1055(e)). For each presentation, course presenters may exceed the maximum enrollment up to 20% to compensate for unavoidable under-enrollments due to late cancellations. However, it is the presenter's responsibility to monitor over-enrollment so that by the end of the fiscal year, the total number of students does not exceed the approved maximum number established by the terms of certification. In the event over-enrollment is not properly managed and adjusted during the fiscal year, the Commission may:
(1) Reduce the course tuition,
(2) Require the presenter to conduct presentation(s) without tuition,
(3) Require the presenter to provide prorated refunds to trainees, or
(4) Decertify the course.
(l) Subventions
Course presenters shall include in the course budget any outside subventions that support presentation of the proposed course.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 13503 and 13506, Penal Code. Reference: Section 13503(e), Penal Code.
1. New section filed 3-25-91; operative 4-24-91 (Register 91, No. 16).
2. Amendment of section heading, first paragraph, subsections (b)-(c), and new subsection (l) and (m) filed 12-22-93; operative 1-21-94 (Register 93, No. 52).
3. Amendment of subsections (a), (c)(2), (d)-(f) and (j) filed 7-8-99; operative 7-8-99 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 99, No. 28).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending first paragraph filed 6-2-2000 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2000, No. 22).
5. Amendment of first paragraph and subsections (b), (c), (e) and (l) and repealer of subsection (m) filed 1-22-2001; operative 2-21-2001 (Register 2001, No. 4).
6. Amendment of first paragraph and subsections (d), (h) and (l) filed 10-15-2007; operative 11-14-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).
7. Amendment of first paragraph and subsections (a), (j) and (l) filed 4-13-2011; operative 7-1-2011 pursuant to Government Code Section 11343.4(b) (Register 2011, No. 15).
8. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 11-26-2012 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2012, No. 48).
9. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 12-9-2015 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2015, No. 50).
10. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (c)(1) and (k) filed 6-9-2016 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2016, No. 24).
11. Amendment of section and subsection (b) filed 10-26-2020; operative 1-1-2021 (Register 2020, No. 44). 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-66-20.
12. Editorial correction of subsection (d) (Register 2021, No. 12).
This database is current through 10/8/21 Register 2021, No. 41
11 CCR § 1054, 11 CA ADC § 1054
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