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Guide Sexual Assault Instructor Certification

A guide to the qualifications required to become certified as a Sexual Assault instructional trainer. The Certified Sexual Assault Instructor must renew their certification every three years, prior to their anniversary date.

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Level II: Assistant Instructor

Level II Instructors may assist in MPTC sexual assault courses in which they have attended the Sexual Assault Instructor Certification train-the-trainer.

Instructor qualifications: 

  • Five years as a full time police officer
  • Certified sexual assault investigator
  • Current in field/best practices
  • Must attend yearly trainings/conferences in subject topic
  • Successfully completed the sexual assault specific train the trainer
  • Approved to co-instruct with level 3 or 4 instructor at MPTC and satellite academies
  • Must have a minimum of one year assisting with level III instructor
  • Eligible for compensation by MPTC with current contract
  • Has taken Instructor Development Program

Level III: Lead Instructor

Level III Instructors are Lead Instructors, responsible for dissemination of MPTC curricula and mentoring and evaluating Level I and Level II instructors.

  • Has successfully completed ALL of the Level II requirements
  • Has taught multiple Sexual Assault courses at MPTC or Satellite academies as assistant instructor with Level III or IV instructor
  • A Level II must be recommended by Level III or IV instructor to proceed to next level
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as Sexual Assault instructor at MPTC Academy
  • Final approval given by MPTC Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Coordinator
  • Once approved as a Level III; they may be the lead instructor in MPTC and satellite academies
  • Eligible for compensation by MPTC with current contract
  • Current in field/best practices
  • Must attend yearly trainings/conferences in subject topic

Level IV: Master Instructor

Due to their unique purpose, there is only a limited number of Level IV instructors appointed by the discretion of MPTC

  • Have attended train the trainer programs for all levels of Sexual Assault courses
  • Approved to teach in all levels of Sexual Assault
  • Has been a Level III instructor for several years
  • Member of Sexual assault advisory board
  • Must attend 50% of advisory board meetings to maintain this level
  • Must attend yearly updates/conferences in subject topic
  • Eligible for compensation by MPTC with current contract

Retired Officers

Instructors who have been retired for two or more years cannot be certified unless they can demonstrate how they meet the criteria listed below:

  • Must be a subject matter expert; main focus of expertise
  • Provide documentation of yearly trainings/conferences in subject matter
  • Current with best practices and legal updates
  • Reviewed status yearly
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