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Certification & Training Standards Division


The primary function of the Certifications Section of the Division is to ensure peace officers remain compliant with POST Act certifications and training requirements and to bring action against those officers in noncompliance. In support of this function, major responsibilities include:

  • Processing applications to attend the academy for Basic Certifications
  • Processing applications for Specialty certifications
  • Processing Medical and Training Waivers
  • Processing applications for equivalency of training certifications
  • Processing Retirement Credentials and Retirement firearms carry cards
  • Assisting the public through the Helpdesk

A secondary function of the Certifications Section is the assisting other POST staff with maintaining Peace Officer and Agency Records in the POST Data Gateway.

Training Standards

The Training Standards Section of the Division ensures the peace officers of Georgia are receiving the highest quality and most up-to-date training available. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating and approving new course recognition requests
  • Evaluating and approving Seminar/Conference and Out of State training requests
  • Assisting, evaluating, and presenting for POST Council approval curriculum updates for Basic Certification academy courses
  • Providing online training for Out of State equivalency of training applicants
  • Assisting with the Resiliency Training Program

Certification & Training Standards Division Staff

Staff MemberTitleEmail (add Number
Terry McCormickDirectortmccormick(770) 732-5788
Tim MeltonCurriculum Specialisttmelton(470) 716-2569
Anthony LeoCurriculum Specialistaleo(770) 686-5114
Doug French Curriculum Specialistdfrench(470) 669-0260
Angie CoxCertification Specialistacox(470) 817-7031
Gena AdamsCertification Specialistgadams(470) 817-7089
Angela FowlerCertification Specialistafowler(470) 817-7084
Zetta LoweryCertification Specialistzlowery(470) 817-7090
Lovako PattersonCertification Specialistlpatterson(470) 817-7093