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State Police

The Training Program

ISP Advanced Training Class

Every probationary recruit must successfully complete the Idaho State Police Advanced Training Class (ATC). This 16 week course is held at the Idaho State Police Training Complex in Meridian, Idaho, and will teach the specific concepts and skills needed to be a successful Trooper. This comprehensive 16 week training program meets the Idaho POST certification training program requirements.

Field Training Program

Probationary recruits must successfully complete the Idaho State Police Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP). During this stage the probationary recruit works with an experienced Trooper who teaches, evaluates and documents the probationary recruit in an on-the-job setting. This stage lasts approximately 12 weeks and is usually completed in the probationary recruit's assigned area.

Continuing Education

Although the three stages comprise the training curriculum of a new Trooper, the training that Troopers receive over their careers does not stop there. The Idaho State Police is proud to offer some of the best training in Idaho. Each year our Training Section provides in-service training to all Troopers of the Idaho State Police. In addition, some Troopers are selected to receive specialized training as Drug Recognition Experts, Field Training Officers, Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Crisis Intervention Officers, and many more areas. A career with the Idaho State Police is one of continual learning.