Per the California Penal Code (PC) §13601 (a): The Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training (CPOST) develops, approves, and monitors standards for the selection and training of state Correctional Peace Officer apprentices and oversees the Apprenticeship Program (AP) and the Local Apprenticeship Subcommittees (LAS).
The agreement between the State of California and California Correctional Peace Officer Association (CCPOA) recognizes that these legislative amendments effectively renamed the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Department of Youth Authority Joint Apprenticeship Committee as the CPOST; and gave the CPOST the authority to create its own Operational Procedures (OP) and program standards.
In January 1, 1995, the Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, Senate Bill No. 1902, to establish the Commission on Correctional Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (hereafter referred to as “CPOST”), which was reestablished in 2012. This Act amended Penal Code Sections 13600 and 13601, in order to consolidate the researching, establishment and monitoring of standards for the selection and training of Correctional Officers (CO), both apprentices and journeypersons. The parties recognize that these legislative amendments effectively renamed the CDCR-Department of Youth Authority Joint Apprenticeship Committee as the CPOST; and gave CPOST the authority to create its own operating rules and regulations.
The CPOST will adopt changes and additions to the OP and standards, as necessary, subject to the approval of the CPOST Executive Board and, when applicable, the Administrator of Apprenticeship (Director, Department of Industrial Relations).