Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
A Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Training Academy
Basic Field Training Officer Certification
About the course
The Basic Field Training Officer Certification course will introduce the new FTO to leadership, coaching and feedback skills necessary to bring the trainee to solo beat-officer status. This course involves student activities designed to develop critical leadership, interpersonal and coaching skills needed to work in stressful one-on-one training environments. Our methodology targets varied individual based training approaches to enable the FTO to maximize valuable field training time, understand and overcome training challenges, and allow the trainee to learn at the appropriate individual pace. Throughout the week, the FTO will also be exposed to mandated requirements associated with field training, documentation and related legal matters.