Law Enforcement Terrorism Certification Program
The Law Enforcement Terrorism Certification Program (LETCP) was established by the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security and the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) to:
- Recognize the competency of law enforcement officers serving within the state
- Foster increased interest in higher education and professional law enforcement terrorism training programs
- Attract and retain highly qualified individuals to respond to high-consequence events related to terrorism as well as natural disasters
- Augment the Oklahoma Homeland Security Credentialing System by OKOHS, CLEET and the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education on behalf of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium
- Give recognition for training in the field of terrorism and high-consequence events management and thus enhance the preparedness of the state to respond to high-consequence events
- Provide DHS-certified and CLEET-accredited preparedness training to law enforcement agencies at no direct cost to the participant or participating agency
There are three (3) levels of certification: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. All levels are required to have the following training.
For additional information on the training and experience levels required for each level of certification, please download the State of Oklahoma Law Enforcement Terrorism Certification Program Guidebook.
Basic law enforcement academy certification is the foundation for Basic Certification. In addition to the required Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification, the Basic Certificate requires a prescribed combination of years of experience and required training.The following links are web-based training opportunities that fill requirements for basic certification.
Awareness and Response to Biological Events (AWR-118-W)
Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts (AWR-122-W)
WMD Incidents on Campus: A Comprehensive Guide (AWR-124-W)
Introduction to Homeland Security Risk Management (AWR-129-W)
Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents (AWR-132-W)
WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness (AWR-140-W)
Terrorism Awareness for Emergency First Responders (AWR-160-W)
Foundational Awareness of Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism (AWR-190-W)
In addition to the required Basic Certification, the Intermediate Certificate requires a prescribed combination of years of experience and required training. The special response unit track for the intermediate certification is split into two specialty areas, crime scene investigations and tactical or bomb squads. All training required for the Intermediate Certification is classroom based.
Intermediate Law Enforcement Terrorism Certification is the foundation for Advanced Certification. In addition to the required Intermediate Certification, the Advanced Certificate requires a prescribed combination of years of experience and required training.As an alternative to the required training listed, the successful completion of the Master of Arts Degree in Homeland Security (MGT-400) from the Naval Postgraduate School will be accepted.The special response unit track for the intermediate certification is split into two specialty areas, crime scene investigations and tactical or bomb squads. The following links are web-based training opportunities that fill requirements for the advanced certification.
Continuity of Operations (COOP)/Awareness (IS-546)
National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) (IS-860)
EOC Management and Operations (IS-775)
Upcoming LETCP Course Offerings
The following courses are being offered in the state. These courses are open to anyone, but individuals seeking LETCP certification are encouraged to register.
- April 4, 2013, Oklahoma City: Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (PER-240)
For additional information or to schedule a course, please contact the OKOHS Training and Exercise Division at (405) 425-7296. To submit your information for certification, please contact Kelly James at CLEET (405) 239-5115 or fax the information tot (405) 239-5190.