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The basic course requalification program is 136 hours of instruction and is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and re-certifies students who have graduated from a basic police academy more than three years ago. This course also re-certifies students who have had more than a three year break in employment as a peace officer in California, or have completed the POST basic course waiver requirements.
The class meets Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Some weekends may be required. The fee for enrollment is $475.00. Enrollment fees for out of state students is $2,215.00. Upon completion of the course, students will receive 6 units of college credit.
The class is limited to 48 students. Seats will be given to the first 48 candidates who submit (by mail or in person) a Department of Justice clearance letter and a POST training profile with check, money order, or agency check made payable to Rio Hondo College.
In order to be eligible for the course, candidates must provide:
- a P.O.S.T Training Profile (no certificates will be accepted) or a letter from P.O.S.T. indicating they are eligible for the course. Training Profile must be within 90 days of the class start date. To request your training profile, log onto www.post.ca.gov .
- a Department of Justice clearance letter dated within 90 days of the class start date. Please contact Lorraine Duran at 562-463-7772 to obtain a “Request for Live Scan Service” form before going to get fingerprinted. The cost for submitting your fingerprints to DOJ varies dependant upon fees charged by the Live Scan provider. For a list of live scan locations, go to https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations
- a Medical Clearance – Prior to participating in the course, you will need to get a medical clearance from a physician to participate in the manipulative skill portion of the course. The individual must be able to perform strenuous physical activity for limited periods which will require joint flexibility, bending and twisting of the arms and wrists, kneeling and falling to the ground on wrestling mats.