Below are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions. If you still need assistance you can contact the Training Center by phone at (478) 993-4000 or email the webmaster. Please include your name and contact information in your message when emailing the webmaster if you would like a response.
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You can download and print the training calendar from the GPSTC web site at:
The Department Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division has a web site: http://www.dmvs.ga.gov
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For more information about attending Law Enforcement Mandate Training and using HOPE for tuition, visit the Regional Academy web site at http://www.gpstc.org/divisions/regionals.html to find the Police Academy in your area.
For more information on POST Certification visit the POST web site at http://www.gapost.org
If you are currently affiliated with a Fire Department in the State of Georgia (even as a volunteer) there are no costs involved. You would simply have your Training Officer: 1) Fill out a Student Authorization Form (available on line) and mail/fax in to us or, 2) Register on-line using the Fire Department's I.D. number/password.
If you are not with a Fire Department in Georgia right now you are still eligible for training here however there is a cost for tuition, meals, and lodging for private citizens. Tuition costs are $15.00 per course hour, lodging is $15.00 per day double occupancy and meals are generally no more than $20.00 per day. You will also be required to supply your own gear. If you are interested in attending class you will fill out and submit the same Student Authorization Form as mentioned above.
You can take a look at courses we offer on our website at www.gfa.gpstc.georgia.gov . Each course description will supply you with dates, items needed, prerequisites, etc.
The Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council have the statutory authority for issuing all certifications involving peace officers in Georgia. An excellent description of the requirements for any GaPOST certification is available at their website: http://www.gapost.org .
At their homepage, go to the section titled Applications and Forms and scroll down to the applications for Intermediate or Advanced certifications. The statutory mission of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center is to offer training, not to certify officers. We do that, either in Forsyth or at one of our Regional Police Academies, by offering the five core courses for the Intermediate, and the seven core courses necessary for the Advanced certification. You may find a listing of the offerings of those twelve courses at our website: http://www.gpstc.org .
The physical standards are varied based upon which the agency requirements for the agency which employs you. Although the minimum requirements for Peace Officer Certification are set forth in O.C.G.A. 35-8, the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Act, these represent only the minimum state physical requirements. Individual peace officer agencies routinely require more than the state minimums. You may find more information at the POST website at: http://www.gapost.org. As far as the physical requirements for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, GPSTC, there are no across-the-board physical requirements past the state minimums with the exception of special courses and basic mandate courses offered by one of our user agencies, i.e. Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Depart of Natural Resources, etc. Those limited occurrence special courses, such as the Police Corps program and several physical fitness programs, give the requirements for each course in the course description listed in our calendar. You may learn more about these courses by browsing our website at: http://www.gpstc.org.
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council
1000 Indian Springs Drive
Forsyth, GA 31029-9599
At this time only local and state governmental agencies plus those that are tuition free are able to register on line. All other applications should be mailed or faxed to Registration for acceptance. The Student Authorization Form must be signed by the agency head (or designee) authorizing the applicant's participation in the training. For more information contact: Registration Georgia Public Safety Training Center 1000 Indian Springs Drive Forsyth, GA 31029-9599 478-993-4412 Fax: 478-993-4303 Email: email@example.com
Public Safety Agencies can now register students online and view or print agency or student transcripts. An Agency PIN number and password are required to access this feature. For information regarding establishing an Agency Online Registration account, e-mail the webmaster or call (478) 993-4425.
Students of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center can retrieve a copy of their training record online. A personal PIN number is required to display the record. You can obtaining a personal PIN number by setting up a student account using the link below. If a PIN has been obtained, click on the Student Access link at the top of this page to login and retrieve your records. https://www.gpstc.org/studentreg/setupaccount.jsp