After several months of hard work the SFSO Training Manual is completed.
Some changes that where made from the previous manual was the deletion of levels. Many of you mentioned that you did not like this because there were no certificates for completing a level, only when a Grade was completed. Also an Operative had to jump around in the manual from grade to grade. What we did is we combined the training levels of a grade into just the grade so it makes it appear to be a lot more courses, but in fact they are about the same.
We also grouped the Branches so that as an example; A Ranger operative had all his/her training requirements all together in one area starting from Grade 2 thru Grade 10. No more jumping around.
Do to issues from the SFMCA, all course requirements from the SFMCA have been removed and all courses will be taken at the SFA.
Upon completion the operative fills out the appropriate Branch/Grade certification form, completes all the information requested and has the unit OIC verify each course completion and then send it to the proper branch certification officers which are listed on the SFSO website. Once the certification officer has validated the information, an electronic certificate will generate and sent to the operative.
We also created an Individual Training Document that you or your unit can use to track your training.
At the back of the manual are four additional skill certifications that an operative can earn, however, you MUST complete and be certified in your required Grade 2 first.
The manual and forms can be located on the SFSO website under Publications. The link is provided: https://sfisfso.wordpress.com/publications/
I want to thank both Paul Dyl and Christopher Bayonet for the work and input they provided to get this manual completed. I also want to thanks TJ Allen and Mark Anderson for their attendance to our staff meetings where we talked about the training manual.
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