Application Information and Procedures

General Information

The Advanced Training Center (ATC) in the Attorney General's Division of Law Enforcement provides training to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout California. ATC also provides in service law enforcement training to DOJ agents statewide.


ATC courses are certified under POST Plan IV. Be sure to check with your Department's POST representative or the ATC course Program Secretary for the status of POST training reimbursement.

Class Location, Size and Frequency

Courses are presented throughout California at selected locations. Class sizes are limited to provide for maximum student/instructor contact.

Further information regarding a particular course may be obtained at or by contacting the ATC and asking for the courses' training officer.

Enrollment Procedures

Officers interested in training can register through the ATC All Courses page. If an officer is selected to attend an ATC course, a course confirmation letter will be emailed to the officer either immediately upon registering or approximately six (6) weeks prior to the course, depending on the course.

Cancellation and No-Show Policy

If the student is unable to attend a class in which they have been enrolled, the agency training officer should immediately contact the ATC. The ATC maintains an automated record of students by agency. This record notes if the student completes the course, is unable to complete the course due to an emergency or court, cancels their attendance, or fails to come to class. Agencies and/or students who demonstrate a repeated pattern of cancellation or no shows will be noticed, and may have future enrollments jeopardized.

Substitution Policy

If the student originally enrolled and confirmed in a class is unable to attend, a substitute may be sent. Please contact the Program Manager for the class regarding substituting a student. Do not send a substitute without prior ATC approval.


Students attending classes presented by the ATC will be notified of hotels offering special rates to ATC students. Agencies must make payment for lodging directly to the hotel.