The mission of the Apprenticeship Program is to administer the Operation Procedures and standards for the entry-level Correctional Peace Officer apprentices, integrate high quality related and supplemental instruction, and to provide professional competence through structured on-the-job training in a variety of work assignments.

In order to facilitate efficient operation of the Apprenticeship Program statewide, the CPOST developed the Apprenticeship Coordinator’s Office (ACO) to oversee the daily operations and to act as a liaison between the field (LAS and apprentice) and the CPOST Executive Board.