POST Academy

Welcome to the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute at Miramar College

The San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute (SDRPSTI) is part of the Public Safety program at Miramar College. This program follows the guidelines of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and serves law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego County and beyond. The Regular Basic Course (RBC) provides recruits with the skills, practical training, and discipline to prepare them for a long and rewarding career in law enforcement.

Recruits/students attend the regional academy Monday through Friday, eight hours a day, for 24 weeks. Students attend classroom lectures and participate in technical skills training throughout this period. The recruits/students must also participate in concentrated and intense physical conditioning classes. Students must successfully pass POST examinations during the training to continue and successfully complete the academy program. Upon graduation, recruits receive a completion certificate from the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute at Miramar College.

After a graduate has completed one year of satisfactory service with a law enforcement agency, their employing agency may apply for the employee's Basic POST Certificate from the Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training.

Upcoming Academy Dates


Dates of Instruction

Application Term

Application Period*

130th Academy

02/28/22 – 08/15/22

Spring 2022


131st Academy

06/03/22 – 11/21/22

Summer 2022


132nd Academy

08/29/22 – 02/17/23

Fall 2022


133rd Academy

12/05/22 – 05/24/23

Fall 2022

TBA (Sept 2022)

134th Academy

03/06/23 – 08/21/23

Spring 2023


135th Academy

06/05/23 – 11/21/23

Summer 2023


Dates are subject to change



*Applications will only be accepted during the specified application period.


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