For over 50 years, CNOA has offered the finest training available to law enforcement. Recognizing the nexus of drugs to many other crimes, CNOA Training Programs bring relevant information to all law enforcement officers regardless of primary assignment.

CNOA provides over 120,000 student contact hours to over 7000 students annually through Regional and State Training Seminars, and the Annual Training Institute. With over 50 POST certified topics, CNOA training brings accessible, relevant and affordable training to law enforcement personnel, regardless of assignment.

The CNOA approach to providing accessible and affordable training to law enforcement personnel is to bring the training to the student. Utilizing public and private training locations throughout the state reduces the cost of student travel and lodging and tailors the training to the geographic area it is being presented.

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Training Programs

Regional Training Program

The eight regions of CNOA present over 100 separate classes annually. Classes cover a wide variety of topics, are usually eight hours in length, with costs between thirty-five and forty five dollars. Most classes are POST Certified under various Plans. Some training is also certified by the Standards of Training Corrections, and all students receive college credit for attendance.

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State Training Unit Program

State Training Programs range in duration from 16 hours to 40 hours. Classes include: Drug Abuse Recognition (DAR), a comprehensive 24-hour course certified by POST under Plan II and STC ; Narcotic / Specialized Unit Supervisors Course, a 40-hour course certified by POST under Plan II; Drug Recognition Expert Classroom Course, a 72 hour course certified by POST, that leads to certification by the CHP, and other unique programs developed to train in the ever changing area of narcotic enforcement.

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Annual Training Institute

The highlight of the training year, the Institute presents over 35 workshops during a four-day program. Attended by over 2000 law enforcement professionals, the Institute provides the latest information in enforcement techniques and technology. Certified by POST, STC and the California BAR, the Institute has become the benchmark for law enforcement training conferences.

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