Recognizing that the success of the accreditation process is dependent upon the skills of the Accreditation Manager, this online course was developed specifically for the CALEA Accreditation Manager. It is ideal for training new accreditation managers or as a refresher for existing staff. The CALEA Accreditation Manager course introduces the student to history and purpose of CALEA, the resources available to assist agencies during the accreditation process, and the use of agency written directives and proofs-of-compliance.

Eligibility to participate in the CALEA Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Manager course is limited to those employed with governmental organizations, accredited colleges and universities.

Also eligible are organizations authorized by an appropriate authority to provide comprehensive basic public safety training programs, advanced or in-service training, or which have been determined appropriate by the Commission.

Short-term specialty training programs are generally not eligible.

Additional information about CALEA Training Academy accreditation is available at

Students successfully completing all requirements will receive certification demonstrating completion of a training course, which meets CALEA standards for Accreditation Manager training.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to CALEA
  • Introduction to PowerDMS
  • Applying the CALEA Guide to Successful Accreditation Management
  • Use of the CALEA Standards Manual
  • Interpretation and application of CALEA standards
  • Relevance of agency written directives
  • Relevance of agency proofs-of-compliance
  • Agency Self-assessment
  • CALEA remote web-based and site-based assessments

Access to PowerDMS: Temporary access during the course is provided CALEA.
Access to agency written directives and proofs-of-compliance.

Duration: 8 weeks
Tuition: $510 per Student

Upon successful completion, a joint certificate from APCO & CALEA will be issued and tracked by APCO.

This course was developed in partnership between the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO).