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MPTC Instructor Webpage

This webpage is about instructor training, certification, and other resources to support you in becoming an MPTC Instructor.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified instructor for the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC). You will find valuable information on this webpage about instructor training, certification, and other resources to support you in becoming an MPTC Instructor.

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Prerequisites and Certification Requirements

Interested individuals need to notify their Agency Heads before pursuing Instructor training and certification. Below is a brief summary of training requirements to become a certified instructor.

  1. Five years active fulltime employment as a law enforcement officer,
  2. Completing an academic or tactical instructor development course,
  3. Completing each topic’s instructor training,
  4. Applying to the MPTC for certification to teach, and
  5. If applicable, applying for an Active State Fiscal Contract in order to be paid when training on behalf of the MPTC.

Receiving Payment to Provide Instructional Services

Separate from the instructor certification process is the process by which the MPTC pays some instructors to provide training. This requires the instructor to enter into a contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide instructional services. Every instructor contracted (paid) by the MPTC for instructional services rendered must have an active (unexpired) Instructor Contract on file at the MPTC Headquarters on or before the date they begin teaching.

Failure to complete the Instructor Contract may result in nonpayment for services rendered.

Self Service Time and Attendance (SSTA) for MPTC's Contracted Instructors

Contracted Instructors teaching on behalf of the MPTC are required to enter hours worked on a weekly basis in SSTA to be paid. You will identify the location and class taught from a drop-down menu, and then enter the total number of hours worked each day.

SSTA is available for time entry from a computer, tablet or mobile phone. SSTA allows you to access your tax forms, access pay stubs, update your direct deposit information and change your address.

Note: The system may occasionally be down for maintenance or processing; any changes to availability will be posted on www.mass.gov/masshr.

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