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Criminal Justice Certifications

OAR 259-008-0060 requires all telecommunicators and law enforcement officers obtain DPSST Basic Certifications within certain time frames.  In addition, a Police Chief must hold Management certification.  The upper levels of certifications are intended to reflect an officers level within the public safety community.  DPSST issues these certifications based on specific guidelines to ensure they are transferable between all agencies within Oregon.

The Criminal Justice Administrative User Guide has comprehensive explanations of the criminal justice certification processes.

Applying for Certification:

To apply for certification, review the requirements listed for each of the levels of certification below against the IRIS officer records system to determine if you are eligible.

Basic Certification​​

Intermediate Certification: 

Advanced Certification

Super​visory Certification

Management Certification

Executive Certification

Instructor Certification

Contact:
Jessica Klossen
 
 
 

 Certification Documents

 
  
CJ Instructor Certification Guide
ExpiringCertsFAQ
CJCertificationProgramAdminGuide
Police_FTM-M11-19A (F33)
F7-CertificationApplication
F7ws-IntermediateAdvancedWorksheet
TelecomPortfolio
ExtensionRequest-12monthCertificationRequirement
ExtensionRequest-18monthCertificationRequirement
F37-FTM Equivalency Review Application
F9-InstructorCertificationApplication
F38-DPSST Approved Equivalent FTM Completion Record
F14-AgencyRankStructureUpdate
 
​Basic Certification Requirements
The following requirements must be reflected in CJ IRIS prior to application submission:
  • Be employed as a public safety professional in one of the above listed disciplines.  (IRIS Employment Tab)
  • Successfully complete appropriate mandated basic training.  (IRIS Training Tab)
  • Successfully complete appropriate mandated field training.  (IRIS Training Tab)
  • Have a signed Law Enforcement or Telecommunications Code of Ethics (F11/F11T)  (IRIS Requirements Tracking Tab)
  • Have current First Aid/CPR Certification (can be submitted on an F6 Roster)  (IRIS Requirements Tracking Tab)
Documents Required:
 
Law Enforcement Intermediate:
Police, Corrections, Parole and Probation, Regulatory Specialists (OLCC)​

The following requirements must be reflected in DPSST records, accessible via CJ IRIS, prior to application submission:

  • Must possess basic certification in requested discipline.
  • Must hold current First Aid/CPR Certification (can be submitted on an F6 training roster)
  • Training reported on F7WS
  • Work Experience in the requested discipline and education as reflected in the chart below.

Documents Required:

 
 
 
​Intermediate Training Requirements ​Bachelors and
3 years experience
Associates and
4 years experience
​45 credits and
5 years experience
​Less than 45 credits and
6 years experience
​Communications 16 hours ​28 hours ​40 hours ​52 hours
​Advanced Technical ​40 hours 60 hours 80 hours 100 hour
​Leadership 16 hours 20 hours 24 hours 28 hours
​Risk Management 8 hours 12 hours 16 hours 20 hours
Law Enforcement Advanced:
​​​​​The following requirements must be reflected in DPSST records, accessible via CJ IRIS, prior to application submission:
  • Must possess intermediate certification in requested discipline. (IRIS Requirements Tracking Tab)
  • Must hold current First Aid/CPR Certification (can be submitted on an F6 training roster) (IRIS Requirements Tracking Tab)
  • Training reported on F7WS (IRIS Training Tab)
  • Work Experience in the requested discipline and education as reflected in the chart below. (IRIS Employment and Education Tabs)
Education Credits
  • Education credit calculation: Quarter credit = Education Credit; Semester credit X 1.5 = Education Credit
  • Training used to obtain college credit cannot be used for both training and education.  Meaning if a college/university accepted a 40 hour training towards a degree, that 40 hours cannot be used in both training and education.
Documents Required:
 
Advanced Training
 Requirements
​​Masters and
6 years experience
Bachelors and
7 years experience
​Associates and
9 years experience
​​45 credit and
11 years experience
Less than 45 credits and
 13 years experience
​Communication 16 hours 28 hours ​40 hours 52 hours​ 64 hours​
​Advanced Technical ​40 hours 60 hours ​80 hours 100 hours 120 hours
​Leadership 16 hours 20 hours ​24 hours 28 hours 32 hours
​Risk Management 8 hours 12 hours ​16 hours 20 hours 24 hours
Telecommunicator Intermediate​
​​The following requirements must be reflected in DPSST records, accessible via CJ IRIS, prior to application submission:
  • Must possess Basic certification in requested discipline. (IRIS Certification Tab)
  • Must hold current First Aid/CPR Certification (can be submitted on an F6 training roster) (IRIS Requirements Tracking Tab)
  • Training hours used based on certification charts below. (IRIS Training Tab)
    • Training hours cannot be Basic Training or Field Training used to obtain certifiation.
  • Work Experience in the requested discipline and education as reflected in the chart below. (IRIS Employment and Education Tabs)
Education Credits
  • Education credit calculation: Quarter credit = Education Credit; Semester credit X 1.5 = Education Credit
  • Training used to obtain college credit cannot be used for both training and education.  Meaning if a college/university accepted a 40 hour training towards a degree, that 40 hours cannot be used in both training and education.
Documents Required:
Intermediate Telecommunicator
Training Requirements
​45 or more credits and
5 years experience​
 
Less than 45 credits and
6 years experience

​Training Hours*

160 hours ​200 hours
​Portfolio Points

​3 points from two separate categories

​3 points from two separate categories
 *Excludes Basic Training and Field Training hours used to obtain certification.
 
 

Telecommunicator Advanced

The following requirements must be reflected in DPSST records, accessible via CJ IRIS, prior to application submission:

  • Must possess Basic certification in requested discipline. (IRIS Certification Tab)
  • Must hold current First Aid/CPR Certification (can be submitted on an F6 training roster) (IRIS Requirements Tracking Tab)
  • Training hours used based on certification charts below. (IRIS Training Tab)
    • Training hours cannot be Basic Training or Field Training used to obtain certifiation.
  • Work Experience in the requested discipline and education as reflected in the chart below. (IRIS Employment and Education Tabs)

Education Credits

  • Education credit calculation: Quarter credit = Education Credit; Semester credit X 1.5 = Education Credit
  • Training used to obtain college credit cannot be used for both training and education.  Meaning if a college/university accepted a 40 hour training towards a degree, that 40 hours cannot be used in both training and education.

Documents Required:

 

  
​​Advanced Telecommunicator Training Requirements ​Bachelors and
7 years experience
​Associates and
8 years experience
​45 credits and
9 years experience
​Less than 45 credits and 10 years experience
​Training Hours* 120 hours ​160 hours 200 hours​ ​240 hours
​Portfolio Points 6 points​ from three categories 6 points​ from three categories 6 points​ from three categories 6 points​ from three categories
 *Excludes Basic Training and Field Training hours used to obtain certification.
 
 
​Telecommunications Intermediate and Advanced Portfolio Points Chart​​ ​ ​
Category​ ​Item ​Points
​Leadership ​Policy Writing/Revision ​1 point
​Leadership ​Apco/NENA Membership (Active within past 2 years ​1/2 point
​Leadership ​​APCO/NENA Leadership(Hold officer, Committee Chair, National Committee, etc.  within past 5 years)  ​1 point
Leadership​ ​Agency Leadership Role (agency defined) ​1 point
Leadership​ ​Professional Development (agency defined) ​1 point
​Calls for service* ​​Multi-jurisdictional (cross-dispatch) events ​1/4 point
​Calls for Service* ​Mass casualty events ​1/4 point
​Calls for Service* ​​Major media events ​1/4 point
​Calls for Service* ​Incident dispatch team member ​1/4 point
​Calls for Service* ​Unusual or exemplary call for service (agency defined) ​1/4 point
​Awards ​Agency/local award recipient ​1/2 point
​Awards ​State award recipient ​1 point
​Awards ​National award recipient ​1 point
​Training ​​1 year communications training officer (within past 5 years)  ​1/2 point
​Training ​2+ years Communications Training Officer (within past 5 years) ​1 point
​Training ​​Industry, DPSST or Agency Instructor ​1 point
​Training ​Attend minimum 8 hour industry related training course ​1 point
​Longevity ​​Every year as an Department Head ​1 point
​Longevity ​​Every two years as a mid-level manager ​1 point
​Longevity ​​Every three years as a first line supervisor ​1 point
​Longevity ​​Every four years as a lead worker ​1 point
 *requires significant participation in high impact calls for service
 
 

Supervisory Certification​--Police, Corrections, Parole and Probation, Regulatory Specialists (OLCC), Telecommunicator

 ​The following requirements must be reflected in DPSST records, accessible via CJ IRIS, prior to application submission:

  • Rank must be listed in Agency Rank Structure Report as qualifying to recieve supervisory certification.
  • Must possess Basic certification in the requested discipline. (IRIS Certification Tab)
  • Must have completed DPSST supervision training or submitted an F21 equivalency within 5 years.  (IRIS Training Tab)
  • Must be currently employed in a 1st level supervisor position and have two years experience over the last 5 years. (Acting or limited supervisory responsibility does not qualify) (IRIS Employment Tab)
  • Have current First Aid/CPR Certification (can be submitted on an F6 Roster) (IRIS Requirements Tracking Tab)
Documents Required:
 
  
Management Certification​--​​​Police, Corrections, Parole and Probation, Regulatory Specialists (OLCC), Telecommunicators
 ​The following requirements must be reflected in DPSST records, accessible via CJ IRIS, prior to application submission:​
  • Rank must be listed in Agency Rank Structure Report as qualifying to recieve management certification.
  • Must possess Supervisory certification in the requested discipline. (IRIS Certification Tab)
  • Must have completed DPSST management training or submitted an F22 equivalency within 5 years.  (IRIS Training Tab)
  • Must have at least 90 college education credits (IRIS Education Tab)
  • Must be currently employed in a Middle Management, Assistant Department Head, or Department Head position, and have 2 years of experience in an eligible position within the preceding 5 years. (Limited or acting management does not qualify) (IRIS Employment Tab)
  • Have current First Aid/CPR Certification (can be submitted on an F6 Roster) (IRIS Requirements Tracking Tab)
Education Credits
  • Education credit calculation: Quarter credit = Education Credit; Semester credit X 1.5 = Education Credit
  • Training used to obtain college credit cannot be used for both training and education.  Meaning if a college/university accepted a 40 hour training towards a degree, that 40 hours cannot be used in both training and education.
Documents Required:
 
  Executive 
  
​​Executive Certification​--​​​Police, Corrections, Parole and Probation, Regulatory Specialists (OLCC), Telecommunicators​
  ​The following requirements must be reflected in DPSST records, accessible via CJ IRIS, prior to application submission:
  • Rank must be listed in Agency Rank Structure Report as qualifying to recieve executive certification.
  • Must possess Management certification in the requested discipline.  (IRIS Certification Tab)
  • Must have at least 90 college education credits. (IRIS Education Tab)
  • 100 hours of DPSST- approved executive level training within the preceding 5 years. (IRIS Training Tab)
  • Must be currently employed in a Middle Management position as an Assistant Department Head or Department Head as defined by the agency rank structure, and have 2 years of experience in an eligible position within the preceding 5 years. (Limited or acting management does not qualify) (IRIS Employment Tab)
  • Have current First Aid/CPR Certification (can be submitted on an F6 Roster) (IRIS Requirements Tracking Tab)

Below are examples of executive level training, other trainings may also qualify.  Be sure to identify the 100 hours on a separate sheet of paper when applying for Executive Certification.

  •  FBI National
  • OEDI
  • International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute (IPSLEI)
  • Northwest Leadership Seminar
  • Executive Development Seminar
  • Civil Liability / Risk Management ​ 
Education Credits
  • Education credit calculation: Quarter credit = Education Credit; Semester credit X 1.5 = Education Credit
  • Training used to obtain college credit cannot be used for both training and education.  Meaning if a college/university accepted a 40 hour training towards a degree, that 40 hours cannot be used in both training and education.
Documents Required:
  • Memo on agency letterhead detailing Course Name, number and hours reflecting the 100 hours of executive training.
    • a print out of IRIS with the courses identified is acceptable.
 
Instructor Certification ​

Applies only to instructors who have primary responsibility to teach a mandated course (DPSST and DOC instructors only):

  • ​DOC Basic Corrections Course
  • DPSST Basic Police
  • DPSST Basic Correction Local
  • DPSST Basic Parole and Probation
  • DPSST Telecommunications
  • DPSST Emergency Medical Dispatch
  • DPSST Supervision (SLA)
  • DPSST Management (OLMA)
  • DPSST Adult Learning Core

This guide is meant to aid DPSST and DOC Training Divisions in understanding the requirements for instructor certification:

CJ Instructor Certification Guide.pdf

 Documents Required:

F9 Instructor Certification ​Application 

 
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