Frequently Asked Questions
How do I attend the academy?
One must be hired by a law enforcement agency within the State of Alabama prior to attending the academy. After the hiring process, the recruit must be approved by the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission through the AELECTS/EPOST process, and then will be assigned to attend a qualified academy.
How do I know when my recruit receives APOSTC approval?
APOSTC handles all application processing in Montgomery. Agencies must contact them directly at (334) 242-4045.
How do I become certified as an APOSTC instructor?
Instructor certificates are reserved for instructors who teach in APOSTC Regional or Departmental Academies, Qualifying instructors must send a completed APOSTC form POST-6 and a résumé attached to a letter from the director of the academy where the instructor teaches requesting that the instructor be considered for certification
How do I sign up to be a volunteer for SFST?
The dates for the Standardized Field Sobriety Test training (SFST) will be announced from session to session. Please check the website for upcoming dates and volunteer information. Each volunteer must be at least 21 years of age, and able to provide a predetermined designated driver.
How long is the Basic Course?
Beginning January 2014, the Basic Minimum Standards Class will last 13 weeks.
How do I get a replacement for a lost APOSTC Certificate?
An officer must contact APOSTC directly. Through the APOSTC website, www.apostc.state.al.us, see “Document Repository”, and complete the “Official Information Request Form”.
What if I want to attend your “Refresher Course”?
In order to attend the Refresher, an officer must be hired by an agency at least part-time. The hiring agency will then apply through the APOSTC. New officers will have 6 months to receive certification.
I need to re-certify with Dräger, can I attend one of your classes?
Officers must contact the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to schedule a time to attend. The contact number for ADFS is (205) 620-0399.
Do you have a reserve class I can attend?
Reserves are currently handled through the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.