STC Programs and Services

Annual training is mandatory for all full participation eligible staff that have completed core training. Annual training is specialized or refresher training that develops or enhances job-related skills. Flexibility is permitted in course content and method of instruction to meet changing conditions and local needs.

Program Concept: Annual training should be developed or selected based on organizational or individual needs related to the employee’s job. Due to the complexity of job assignments, some staff may need training that far exceeds minimum state standards. Participating departments are encouraged to exceed the minimum training standards when necessary to realize the goal of increased job skills and competency.

The table below lists the various employment classifications eligible for STC participation and the minimum number of hours of annual training that must be attended after completion of core training.

Journey Probation Officer 40 hours
Journey Juvenile Corrections Officer 24 hours
Journey Adult Corrections Officer 24 hours
Probation Supervisor 40 hours
Supervising Juvenile Corrections Officer 40 hours
Supervising Adult Corrections Officer 24 hours
Manager* 40 hours
Administrator* 40 hours

*Managers and administrators of jails or adult institutions may only need to comply with a minimum of 24 annual training hours per year if the participating department has requested a variance to Title 15, CCR, Section 184 (a) (7) and (8) and the variance has been approved by the BSCC.

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Core Reinforcement Training

Resources and STC offered training for Core Training Managers/Coordinators/Instructors

STC Core Field Representatives:

If you need assistance or have a question regarding Core please contact your STC Field Representative or the Officer of the Day @ (916) 445-5078.

FAQ's - STC Programs - PDF (Updated 7/16/2018)

Lesson Plan Policyopens PDF file - Effective July, 2019

About the Lesson Plan Development Course

Best practices indicate detailed lesson plans enhance the development and delivery of training. Lesson plans help ensure quality training delivery by providing detailed information about the delivery of instructional objectives, instructional methodology, testing, and classroom activities. Please see samples & templates below.

#Note: STC’s lesson plan templates are provided only as an “option” and are not mandatory to use when creating your Lesson Plans. Feel free to use your own Lesson Plan templates or formatting if you so desire. All courses (annual and core) must have a written lesson plan. A copy of the lesson plans must be made available to the STC Field Representative upon request.

Lesson Plan Templates

2 column Lesson Plan Template - PDF
(Appropriate for courses without a testing component)

4 column Lesson Plan Template - PDF Word
(Appropriate for courses with a testing component)

Additional Resources

  • Lesson Plan Check List - PDF Word
  • Additional Resource Handout - PDF
  • NICIC Gov Training Development Resources - PDF

* For further information or scheduling of a Lesson Plan course which can be tailored to your agency’s needs please contact:
Please contact your STC Field Representative

Grantee must submit two (2) types of quarterly progress reports as follows:

  1. Mental health training progress report - This quarterly report provides information about how many staff were trained, the training that was provided, and how the funds were spent during the reporting period. This information will be provided in a format prescribed by BSCC.
  2. Federal performance indicators - This quarterly report is filed through the federal reporting system, Performance Measuring Tool (PMT), administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

These reports shall be submitted according to the following schedule:

Progress Report Periods                                                 Due Date

  1. May 1 through September 30, 2019                    October 15, 2019
  2. October 1 through December 31, 2019               January 15, 2020
  3. January 1 through March 31, 2020                      April 15, 2020
  4. April 1 through June 30, 2020                             July 15, 2020
  5. July 1 through September 30, 2020                    October 15, 2020
  6. October 1 through December 31, 2020               January 15, 2021
  7. January 1 through March 31, 2021                      April 15, 2021
  8. April 1 through June 30, 2021                              July 15, 2021
  9. July 1 through September 30, 2021                     October 15, 2021

Grantee will submit a project close out summary report for the Mental Health Training Progress Report

Final Project Reports                                              Due November 30, 2021

Grantees must submit required reports even if there is no activity or expenditures in the progress report period.


CDCR has entered contracts with the public agencies [California Penal Code, (P.C.) 2910] and private agencies [P.C. 6250] to provide housing, sustenance and supervision for inmates that are eligible for placement in contracted facilities. Inmates are close to their release dates and are low-level offenders.

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is responsible for establishing required minimum training standards for local corrections personnel as well as specifications and standards for local corrections personnel.

Standards and Training for Corrections (STC), a division of the BSCC, provides a standardized, state-coordinated, selections and training system for local corrections personnel [P.C. 6025-6036 and 6040-6044]. The intent of the law is to establish a program designed to improve the skills and raise the level of competence of local corrections personnel in the community correctional facilities.

CCF Contact Information

Community Corrections Facilities Policy and Procedures

STC has developed two social networking groups to assist in the exchange of information between STC annual training managers and STC core coordinators and core instructors. The groups were created to promote information sharing throughout the State. It is designed to query other training managers or core coordinators for advice/information related specifically to selection and training issues. The e-groups websites will also contain many other valuable resources geared toward training managers and core coordinators. View more information