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Basic FTO Certification 3-Day Course

September 9 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm


The National Association of Field Training Officers continues preparing your Field Training Unit for the challenges of 21st century policing by providing comprehensive and client-oriented curriculum. NAFTO, in conjunction with the Bridgerland Technical College, is proud to offer our Basic Field Training Officer Course in Logan, Utah, a 90-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. This training is designed to for personnel entering Field Training Units in Patrol, Detention, Communications, and Support Services.

This class will only be offered to invitees of Bridgerland Technical College.

Basic FTO School

Field Training Officers train and evaluate career candidates in preparation for solo duty in law enforcement, corrections, and communications. Our Basic 3 Day School will provide the new FTO with the tools necessary to train and evaluate career candidates during the field training process.

NAFTO’s Basic FTO School is a nationally recognized model for preparing experienced patrol officers for a career in field training. The San Jose Model, Reno Model, and Modified San Jose Model are discussed. The course focuses on the FTO themselves, and how they can improve their interpersonal and instruction skills to increase trainee retention. The classes incorporate a variety of learning activities, including group work, case law discussion, and video scenarios.

This 24-hour class covers such topics as Intro to FTO, Adult Learning, Generational Leadership, Standardized Evaluations Guidelines, Ethics, Equal Opportunity Employment, Civil Liability, and Officer Safety. Each block of study is directed at the Field Training Officer, and ways to improve their teaching, work product, and approach to today’s Officer in Training. Information includes motivating different generations of trainees, career survival for the FTO, and liability pertaining to evaluations. Unlike most schools, NAFTO does not focus on a single model of field training. NAFTO offers techniques and skills that can be applied within any training model.

Seating limited to the 1st 50 applicants.

Cost: – $375 per student. This class will be offered to invitees of the Bridgerland Technical College. To register go to https://btech.edu/basic-fto-ce/
NAFTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational and professional association concerned with apprenticeship training.

For invoicing and W9’s, please contact:
Not Applicable for this Class

For questions related to NAFTO, please contact:
Tyler Packer
602-687-5977 x2

For registration questions related to Bridgerland College please contact:
Jennifer Tenhoeve
(435) 750-3166

Payment can be remitted to:
Not Applicable for this Class

Please Note:
This class is interactive and hands-on. It is a requirement that you bring a laptop, tablet, or other device on which you can view and complete PDF documents. It is very beneficial to bring a copy of your agency’s Standardized Evaluation Guidelines and Daily or Weekly Observation Report with you to class.


September 9 @ 8:00 am
September 11 @ 5:00 pm
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Bridgerland Technical College
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321 United States
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