Alabama Fusion Center Announcement (4/15/2021) – Upcoming Law Enforcement Training Opportunities

(U//LES) The Alabama Fusion Center is distributing the following training announcements highlighting current trainings offered throughout the state and the region.

2021 Basic Chaplains Academy & Liaison Officer Training

CISM Course – Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis

Command Leadership Institute

Encore Event: Averting Targeted School Violence

Executive Leadership Institute

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

Reducing the Risks for Narcotics Agents

Supervising County Drug Operations

Supervisor Leadership Institute

The Internet: Investigations & Intelligence

Undercover Narcotics Operations – Advanced Tactics

(U) For more information on upcoming trainings please visit  www.alabamafusioncenter.org.

Alabama Fusion Center Announcement (3/18/2021)- Upcoming Law Enforcement Training Opportunities

(U//LES) The Alabama Fusion Center is distributing the following training announcements highlighting current trainings offered throughout the state and the region.

2021 – AFC Missing Person Alerts 101 Training

2021 Gulf Coast HIDTA Advanced Patrol Techniques

Autism & the Law Enforcement Response

Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools

Command Leadership Institute

Executive Leadership Institute

Extremist-Related Shootouts with Police: Analysis & Trends

Fiscal Year 2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program – Alabama

Leadership Challenges

Supervisor Leadership Institute

(U) For more information on upcoming trainings please visit our website www.alabamafusioncenter.org.


Alabama Fusion Center
PO Box 304116 Montgomery, AL 36130
Main: (334) 517-2660   Toll Free: (866) 229-6220   Fax: (334) 517-2746
Requests for Information: 
Fusion Center Website: www.AlabamaFusionCenter.org

ALEA Compliance Unit Contacts – updated 3/16/2021

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – March 15, 2021

650-X-12-.02.02ER   Continuing Education during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • The Commission authorizes its Executive Secretary to adjust, for the calendar year 2021, the requirements of RULE 650-X-12-.02(7) relating to Continuing Education credit obtained through video, computer, multi-media, or satellite-based training for Law Enforcement Officers. Specifically, relating to the maximum of six (6) hours currently allowed for said training, that the maximum allowable hours may be increased to twelve (12) hours.

Training may be approved that does not include a post-viewing examination, provided the training is of the type that includes participation/accountability protocols and provides for documentation (i.e., email, electronic certificate, etc.) upon completion of training.  Documentation shall be retained by the agency.


Author: R. Alan Benefield, Executive Secretary

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§36-21-40 et seq. History: Effective March 11,2021.

BAT Testing Site with in-person and remote-proctor options

In the event that someone needs to take their BAT,  Mobile can accommodate individuals through “in-person” or “remote proctor” exams.   This is by appointment only.  Please call (251) 216-8078 or 1-877-406-0730.


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NOTICE – November 30, 2020 – 2021 Certification Training Curriculum

IMPORTANT NOTICE –  2021 Certification Training Curriculum


The Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission has adopted a revised training curriculum for the Basic certification training program. The 2021 basic academy curriculum is now 560 hours and is scheduled to be taught over a 14-week period.

The 2021 curriculum for the Lateral/Refresher program has been expanded from 95 hours to 120 hours and will be taught over a three-week period.

The 2021 academy training schedules have been adjusted to reflect the required curriculum. There is no increase in academy tuition for 2021.

NOTICE – November 30, 2020 – Psychological Evaluation Requirements


Click here to view the official letter regarding Psychological Evaluation Requirements beginning January 1, 2021. 



The Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission (Commission) has amended the Alabama Administrative Code (Peace Officers), RULE 650-X-2-.04 PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS, to require all academy applicants, both basic and lateral/refresher applicants, to submit to a psychological evaluation conducted by a Licensed Behavioral Health Professional. This requirement is effective with all applications submitted to the Commission on or after January 1, 2021. The Commission adopted APOST Form Number 3B, Psychological Evaluation, which is required to be submitted with each application. The complete text of the regulation is attached and can also be found on the APOSTC website.

The Physical Examinations requirement has been amended to comply with current statutes as to who is authorized to conduct physical examinations. APOST Form Number 3, Physical Examination, has been re-numbered to APOST Form Number 3A.

The Forms can be found on the APOSTC web site in the navigation panel.


  1. Physical Examinations. Each applicant shall submit to a complete physical examination conducted by a licensed Medical Doctor (M.D.), a licensed Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), or by a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) or a Physician’s Assistant (P.A.) who is licensed and duly authorized by state statute to conduct said physical examinations. The appointing authority shall designate one of the above-named health care professionals to conduct the physical examination. The health care professional conducting the examination shall certify to the Commission on APOST Form Number 3A that the applicant is physically fit and in good health to participate in the rigorous training conducted at a law enforcement academy and is physically fit to perform the duties of a law enforcement officer.


  1. Psychological Evaluations. Each applicant shall submit to a comprehensive psychological evaluation by a Licensed Behavioral Health Professional with experience in conducting Psychological Testing and Evaluations.  The Behavioral Health Professional shall have experience working with the law enforcement community. The report of the examining professional shall state whether the applicant is recommended or not recommended for employment/appointment as a law enforcement officer. The examining professional shall complete and submit to the Commission APOST Form Number 3B.

Should the report of the examining professional provide a recommendation other than “Recommended for employment/appointment as a law enforcement officer,” and the employing agency submits to the Commission an Application for Certification of the individual notwithstanding said recommendation, then the employing agency must provide documented, supplemental information to the Commission to support and validate the fitness of the applicant to be certified as a law enforcement officer.


  • The psychological evaluation administered to law enforcement officers must meet the approval of the Commission.


  • An applicant who fails to receive a positive assessment of his or her psychological evaluation is not eligible for employment/appointment for a period of one (1) year. The applicant is not exempt from Rule 650-X-2-.01.

APOSTC FORMS – June 11, 2020

Academy Application Forms/Packages have been revised and are effective June 1, 2020. The application package and related forms may be found in the “FORMS” section of the navigation panel. Outdated and/or modified application packages and forms WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.