North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Field Training Officer


Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement officers who are or will be assigned to provide field training to new officers. The focus of this course is for patrol officers.

Course Goals:

To provide the technical and personal skills to individuals in order for them to function as evaluators and trainers of recruits who have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

 - Objectively evaluate the performances of trainees.
 - Utilize performance feedback, counseling and training skills in the interaction with trainees. 
 - Successfully utilize leadership skills and attributes. 
 - Evaluate and counsel trainees in report writing and note-taking skills.


This course employs lecture, discussion, practical exercises and demonstrations.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. In order to satisfactorily complete this course, the participant must actively participate in all classroom discussions and activities; and, obtain a minimum score of 75% on a written test to be given at the conclusion of the course. Students must bring one (1) of their duty uniforms with duty gear, their agency’s Field Training Officer Procedures Manual, and blank copies of their Daily Observation Reports (DORs). 


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.



Course Coordinator:

Richard Baric

Length of Course:

Five days - 40 hours