Course Summary
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8 days (64 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 public speaking


The course objective is to enable Field Trainers to teach the identified Pre/Post Academy tasks to field trainees and to prepare them to properly manage the Pre/Post Academy courses.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Implement a structured and monitored program that covers the period between academy graduation and the 18th month of employment (at a minimum).
  • Employ classroom reviews, on-the-job training (OJT) and graded practical exercises with more emphasis placed on actual job performance.
  • Utilize the intranet to monitor and track post academy progress at a national level. Trainees are graded on their ability to perform job functions and provided remediation as needed. If a trainee fails a set number of retests, they will be terminated.
  • Implement grading within a pass/fail structure similar to the basic academy.
  • Be able to follow the curriculum as written to include all instructor-led modules, on-the-job training modules and working periods of designated length. Modifications will compromise the legal defensibility of the curriculum and Field Operations’ ability to hold trainees accountable for job performance

General Topics:

  • Course overview
  • Pre-academy curriculum overview
  • CBP officer basic training curriculum
  • Post-academy curriculum overview
  • Adult learning principles
  • Instructor professionalism for field trainers
  • Instructor led training
  • 10 minute instructor led training
  • Student management
  • Administering end of module evaluations
  • Training records and files
  • Web based training
  • Training management systems
  • Training management systems graded P.E
  • Simulation administration
  • 30 minute instructor led training
  • Drill and ceremonies presentation
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials