STC Programs and Services
Annual training is mandatory for all full participation eligible staff that have completed core training. Annual training is specialized or refresher training that develops or enhances job-related skills. Flexibility is permitted in course content and method of instruction to meet changing conditions and local needs.
Program Concept: Annual training should be developed or selected based on organizational or individual needs related to the employee’s job. Due to the complexity of job assignments, some staff may need training that far exceeds minimum state standards. Participating departments are encouraged to exceed the minimum training standards when necessary to realize the goal of increased job skills and competency.
The table below lists the various employment classifications eligible for STC participation and the minimum number of hours of annual training that must be attended after completion of core training.
Journey Probation Officer 40 hours
Journey Juvenile Corrections Officer 24 hours
Journey Adult Corrections Officer 24 hours
Probation Supervisor 40 hours
Supervising Juvenile Corrections Officer 40 hours
Supervising Adult Corrections Officer 24 hours
Manager* 40 hours
Administrator* 40 hours
*Managers and administrators of jails or adult institutions may only need to comply with a minimum of 24 annual training hours per year if the participating department has requested a variance to Title 15, CCR, Section 184 (a) (7) and (8) and the variance has been approved by the BSCC.
- Adult Corrections Officer Supplemental Core – Core Manual (NEW! Effective July 1, 2020) (Revised November 2020)
- Adult Corrections Officer Core Manual (NEW! Effective July 1, 2020) (Revised November 2020)
- Adult Corrections Officer Core manual
- Adult Corrections Officer Knowledge and Skills Maps
- Adult Corrections Officer Physical Tasks Manual
- CDCR to Adult Corrections Officer Transfer Academy – Core Manual (NEW! Effective July 1, 2020) (Revised November 2020)
- Policy and Procedure Manual for Core Courses
- Juvenile Corrections Officer Core Manual (NEW! Effective July 1, 2020) (Revised November 2020)
- Juvenile Corrections Officer Core Manual
- Juvenile Corrections Officer Knowledge and Skills Maps
- Juvenile Corrections Officer Physical Tasks Training Manual (Optional) (NEW! Effective July 1, 2020)
- Juvenile Corrections Officer Physical Tasks Manual
- Manager/Administrator (MACC) Core Course Curriculum and Registration
- Probation Officer Core Manual (NEW! Effective July 1, 2020) (Revised November 2020)
- Probation Officer Core Manual
- Probation Officer Physical Tasks Manual (Optional) (NEW! Effective July 1, 2020)
- Supervisor Core Course Curriculum
Core Reinforcement Training
- Adult Corrections Officer Core Reinforcement Training
- Juvenile Corrections Officer Core Reinforcement Training
- Probation Officer Core Reinforcement Training
Resources and STC offered training for Core Training Managers/Coordinators/Instructors
- Core Coordinator Regional Meetings
- Core Instructor Development Course
- Testing in Core Courses-workbook
STC Core Field Representatives:
If you need assistance or have a question regarding Core please contact your STC Field Representative or the Officer of the Day @ (916) 445-5078.
STC Delivered Training Courses
STC delivered courses can be tailored to your agency’s needs. Please contact your STC field representative for more information.
- Instructor Development Course
- Lesson Plan Development Course
- Testing in STC Core Course
- Training Managers Course
STC Certified Conferences & Events
- The Training Managers Seminar
- Core Coordinators Regional Meetings (included in the meeting is 6 hours of STC Training)
- "The Keys to Inmate Management"
Other Training Resources
- STC Certified Online Training Providers
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Lesson Plan Policy - Effective July, 2019
Best practices indicate detailed lesson plans enhance the development and delivery of training. Lesson plans help ensure quality training delivery by providing detailed information about the delivery of instructional objectives, instructional methodology, testing, and classroom activities. Please see samples & templates below.
#Note: STC’s lesson plan templates are provided only as an “option” and are not mandatory to use when creating your Lesson Plans. Feel free to use your own Lesson Plan templates or formatting if you so desire. All courses (annual and core) must have a written lesson plan. A copy of the lesson plans must be made available to the STC Field Representative upon request.
Lesson Plan Templates
2 column Lesson Plan Template - PDF
(Appropriate for courses without a testing component)
- Lesson Plan Check List - PDF Word
- Additional Resource Handout - PDF
- NICIC Gov Training Development Resources - PDF
* For further information or scheduling of a Lesson Plan course which can be tailored to your agency’s needs please contact:
Please contact your STC Field Representative
Grantee must submit two (2) types of quarterly progress reports as follows:
- Mental health training progress report - This quarterly report provides information about how many staff were trained, the training that was provided, and how the funds were spent during the reporting period. This information will be provided in a format prescribed by BSCC.
- Federal performance indicators - This quarterly report is filed through the federal reporting system, Performance Measuring Tool (PMT), administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
These reports shall be submitted according to the following schedule:
Progress Report Periods Due Date
- May 1 through September 30, 2019 October 15, 2019
- October 1 through December 31, 2019 January 15, 2020
- January 1 through March 31, 2020 April 15, 2020
- April 1 through June 30, 2020 July 15, 2020
- July 1 through September 30, 2020 October 15, 2020
- October 1 through December 31, 2020 January 15, 2021
- January 1 through March 31, 2021 April 15, 2021
- April 1 through June 30, 2021 July 15, 2021
- July 1 through September 30, 2021 October 15, 2021
Grantee will submit a project close out summary report for the Mental Health Training Progress Report
Final Project Reports Due November 30, 2021
Grantees must submit required reports even if there is no activity or expenditures in the progress report period.
CDCR has entered contracts with the public agencies [California Penal Code, (P.C.) 2910] and private agencies [P.C. 6250] to provide housing, sustenance and supervision for inmates that are eligible for placement in contracted facilities. Inmates are close to their release dates and are low-level offenders.
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is responsible for establishing required minimum training standards for local corrections personnel as well as specifications and standards for local corrections personnel.
Standards and Training for Corrections (STC), a division of the BSCC, provides a standardized, state-coordinated, selections and training system for local corrections personnel [P.C. 6025-6036 and 6040-6044]. The intent of the law is to establish a program designed to improve the skills and raise the level of competence of local corrections personnel in the community correctional facilities.
- ASTD -National -The world's largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field - View Link opens in a new window
- ASTD –Sacramento Chapter -View Link opens in a new window
- National Institute of Corrections - View Link opens in a new window
- Personnel Testing Council – Northern California - View Link opens in a new window
- Personnel Testing Council – Southern California - View Link opens in a new window
- Western Region Intergovernmental Personnel Assessment Council - View Link opens in a new window
- Type 1 Jail Training Groups - View Link opens in a new window
- Regional Training Associations - View Link opens in a new window
- Medical Screening Adult Corrections Officer
- Medical Screening Juvenile Corrections Officer
- Medical Screening Probation Officer
- Hearing Screening Guidlines for Adult Corrections Officers
- Hearing Screening Guidlines for Juvenile Corrections Officers
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