Please click on the headings below to view the forms of interest. To obtain a form not listed below, please send an email to our [email protected].

Privacy Notice – Information Collection, Use, and Access

Select Form Type

  1. Background / Hiring
  2. Certificates
  3. Course Certification and Presentation
  4. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System Access Applications
  5. Learning Portal Administrator Requests
  6. Notice of Appointment and Termination
  7. POST Profile Request
  8. Training
  9. Basic Course Waiver
  10. State of California 

Background / Hiring

The forms provided below may be used in conjunction with the selection requirements specified in Commission Regulations.

Agencies may request “unprotected” versions of these forms for agency-specific use only. Requests for unprotected versions of the forms, as well as administrative questions about the forms, should be directed to [email protected].

Substantive questions about Background / Hiring forms should be directed to Melani Singley of the Standards, Evaluation, and Research Bureau at (916) 227-4258.

Tabbed Dividers for Organizing Background Reports

POST no longer provides background tabs to agencies/organizations for use in background files. However, POST highly recommends that background investigators continue using tabs to ensure completeness of the files as well as to assist POST personnel during audit inspections.

Tabs may be downloaded and printed or agencies/organizations may order tabs in black and white at a discounted price and have them shipped directly from the FedEx Doc Store.


POST forms have been developed for law enforcement agencies to consider as part of the peace officer and public safety dispatcher selection processes. To ensure that the forms meet the requirements of all local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and because laws, rules and regulations are regularly changed and amended, agencies should ensure that their own legal counsel review and approve the forms prior to use.

Sample Forms

POST has developed several sample forms to help facilitate the background investigation and psychological screening processes. These forms are not official POST forms nor are they endorsed and/or recommended by POST. As such, departments should work in close consultation with their legal counsel and/or human resources/personnel departments to ensure that the forms meet local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations and policies.


It is the joint responsibility of the employing department and the employee (peace officers, reserve officers, dispatchers, and record supervisors) to apply for the award of a POST professional certificate.

For information on certificate requirements for all categories, please see
Regulation 1011.

As of February 1, 2018, POST will no longer be accepting certificate requests in paper form.

Course Certification and Presentation

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System Access Applications

Employees of POST participating departments or presenter training entities desiring access to POST’s secure system for POST transactions and reports, may apply for access by completing the appropriate Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) access application.

The Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system allows POST-participating agencies and course presenters to submit and process information to POST via a secure website. The system also provides users with immediate access to various reports. Three functions are currently available through EDI:

* Notice Of Appointment/Termination (NOAT): Agencies may submit notices of appointment and termination transactions and generate agency reports through the EDI system. Using the EDI system eliminates the need to mail hardcopy forms to POST. Please complete an Electronic Data Interchange Access Application (doc) for each person requesting access to the system. Signatures of the applicant and the agency’s chief executive or his/her authorized designee are required on the application.

* Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI): The SBSLI function within the EDI system allows agencies to pre-check potential candidates for SBSLI eligibility and to submit SBSLI applications online to POST during the open application period. Please complete an Electronic Data Interchange Access Application (doc) for each person requesting access to the system. Signatures of the applicant and the agency’s chief executive or his/her authorized designee are required on the application.

* Course Certification Access (includes Presenter Course Reports) : Through EDI, POST presenters may now complete and submit course certification packages online. The Presenter Course Reports (information about courses offered, status of rosters and presentation dates and locations) are included in this access. Similar information is available through the course catalog. If you had presenter access prior to November, 2006, and you will not be writing or submitting course certification packages, you do not have to re-apply. If your functions include reading and writing or submitting the course certification package, you will need to apply for your EDI Course Certification account and password.

Please visit Electronic Data Interchange Access Application (pdf) to complete and submit the revised EDI-Presenter Access application to POST. Signatures of the applicant and the executive responsible for training are required on the application. If you need help with the application process, or if you experience technical difficulties, you may email or call our support team at (916) 227-4357.

Learning Portal Administrator Request

Notice of Appointment / Termination

POST participating departments are required by Regulation 1003 to notify POST of employment transactions of their department involving peace officers, reserve peace officers, dispatchers, and records supervisors. Departments with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) access should complete their transactions using the EDI system. Departments without EDI access need to send in a completed Notice of Appointment/Termination (NOA/T) form. Regulation 1003(a)(1) also allows for corrections to be made to records using this form.

POST Profile Request

Download a copy of your POST Profile online.

The form provided below may also be printed, completed and mailed to POST by an individual making a request for a POST record (individual certificate, employment, and training history). For more information regarding your POST Profile, please see the Profile FAQs section.


Forms provided in this section may be used in conjunction with various training programs, including training reimbursement. Additionally there are forms for requesting a waiver of basic training and a form for requesting a waiver of the Management Course prerequisite.

Basic Course Waiver

State of California Forms

STD. 204 Payee Data Record (pdf)

*Section 6: Submit form to POST 
Commission on POST
860 Stillwater Road, Suite 100
West Sacramento, CA 95605


Completing a form

To open a form, just click on the form title.
Here are some helpful tips for moving through fields:

  • Tab: moves cursor to next field to end an entry
  • Shift + Tab: moves cursor to previous field
  • Space bar or mouse click: fills in or clears a check-box
  • Copy/paste: If the form requires paragraph text, you may want to copy a large block of text from other software and paste it into the appropriate field.
  • To save: If the form can be saved, use the Save As command to save it to your local drive.
    If the form cannot be saved and you need to start over, simply reopen the form.
  • To print: Use the menu print command or print icon.

Submitting a form

Forms must be submitted through the US Mail when specifically stated on the form. We recommend that you carefully proof your forms prior to sending. After obtaining any required signatures and/or attachments, send your complete package (please do not include separate instruction pages) to:

Commission on POST
860 Stillwater Road, Suite 100
West Sacramento, CA 95605

* Please read the instructions carefully, not all forms will be submitted to POST.

Available formats

POST is currently updating our forms to make them completely fillable online and more user friendly. When you select a form, the following formats indicate how the form can be accessed.

  • pdf view: The form can be viewed and printed for manual entry using Adobe Acrobat.
  • pdf fill: The form can be filled in and printed using Adobe Acrobat
  • doc: The form can be filled in, saved, and printed using Microsoft Word.


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