• The POST Management Course for Law Enforcement

Information: POST Management

Admission & Eligibility

The Management Course is intended for peace officers at the Lieutenant rank (or equivalent). Law enforcement personnel other than Lieutenant with management duties may be eligible to participate on a space-available basis. Non-sworn personnel may be enrolled only if the sponsoring agency submits pre-approval from POST to the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement. All participants must have completed supervisory training before enrolling in the Management Course.


Agencies do not need to pay tuition for POST-reimbursable personnel who are enrolled in the course. For training reimbursement requests, please see the schedule for the POST course control numbers. Non-reimbursable personnel will need to pay $1,644 for the current tuition fee. Checks should be made payable to Humboldt State University. Contact Carl Hansen if your agency will need an invoice sent in advance.


Eligible participants may register directly online, or complete a PDF application (PDF downloads require Adobe Reader or similar) and fax to 707-826-5885 or mail to:
POST Management Course
College of Extended Education & Global Engagement
1 Harpst St.
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521-8299

Agency training officers may be contacted by the course coordinator to verify eligibility of applicant.

Approximately four weeks prior to the course commencing, agency Training Officers and individual nominee(s) will be sent a packet with additional information about the course.

Final stages of registration will take place at the hotel hosting the course. Participants of POST-reimbursable agencies should submit completed TRR forms; non-reimbursable participants should submit payment (check or credit card) for the course fee.


Agencies may be charged a non-reimbursable administrative fee for cancellations and may be responsible for full fees should the participant fail to attend without prior notification.

Attendance & Course Credit

The Management Course is a 104-hour program duly certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Participants who successfully complete the Management Course will receive a certificate of completion, signed by the Dean of Extended Education of Humboldt State University at the conclusion of the course. A final course roster will be submitted to POST by the course coordinator.

In addition, participants who successfully complete the Management Course will be awarded six (6) semester units of academic credit from Humboldt State University. Three academic units of credit are awarded in Business Administration and three units of credit are awarded in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. The cost for this credit is included in the course fee.

"Successful completion" means attending all classes, participating appropriately, and completing all assignments. Some assignments must be completed between class meetings. All emergency absences, illnesses, injuries and subpoenas must be reported to the course coordinator who will be on-site at the hotel while the course is in session. As attendance is a requirement for course credit, participants who are compelled to miss class are expected to make up the lost time, or may be required to enroll in a subsequent session from the beginning.

Housing & Meals

Lodging at the host hotel is encouraged and will be available for participants at special contract rates, which includes breakfast each morning. Room reservations and payment arrangments must be made by the participant/agency at least one week prior to the first class meeting. Financial arrangements for the payment of lodging and meals are to be made by the participant with the hotel. Guests of the host hotel can enjoy the swimming pool, whirlpool spa, fitness center and sauna.

Meals are the responsibility of the individual participants.

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Nearby Recreation

The host hotel is conveniently located near the American River Bike Trail and historic Folsom Sutter Street with many fine restaurants and ships within walking distance. Also nearby participants may enjoy the American River, Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma, golf, wineries and theatres.