In order for a law enforcement professional to be certified to teach any of the G.R.E.A.T. curricula, successful completion of the G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training (GOT) is required. The GOT is composed of online and classroom courses.
Online training requirement:
Prior to attending the classroom portion of the GOT, you must complete a prerequisite online course (approximately ten hours) before you will be allowed to attend the classroom portion of the training.
Once the online training is complete, you must then successfully complete a five-day classroom training, which includes taking a written examination and demonstrating competency in presentation and facilitation skills. On the Monday of your training session, check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m.; class begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. each day.
Agency's Commitment of Officer form requirement:
The Agency's Commitment of Officer form must be completed and returned by your supervisor, committing your agency to allow you time to teach the Program following training. This form must be submitted prior to attending training. Once completed, please submit the form via fax at (850) 386-5356 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Enforcement and Educational Agency Agreement Requirement:
The Law Enforcement and Educational Agency (LE/Ed) Agreement must be completed by your agency and the school and/or school district where you will be instructing the G.R.E.A.T. Program. This agreement is good for one calendar year. Each agency must have their own agreement. If your agency has a current LE/Ed Agreement on file, you will be notified that you do not need to submit the agreement.
For those attending a GOT, tuition fees of $395 per participant are due prior to attending the classroom portion of the GOT. It is not necessary to submit the tuition payment before beginning the prerequisite online training. These fees cover only a portion of the total cost of training, the rest of which is supported through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The applicant’s agency is responsible for any necessary lodging, transportation, and meal costs.