1. Maintain an active membership in N.A.F.T.O.
2. A minimum of two (2) years experience as a Field Training Officer
3. A minimum of four (4) years of professional experience in Law Enforcement, Corrections or Public Safety Communications.
4. Completion of the following educational programs;
- A N.A.F.T.O approved Basic Field Training Officer Program
- Officer Safety Training Programs or Emergency Communications Courses - 16 hours
- Ethics Training Programs - 16 hours
- Leadership Training Programs - 16 hours
5. A letter of recommendation from the FTO Program Coordinator and from the Chief / Sheriff
6. The applicant will submit the following information to the NAFTO President at the designated address;
- Applicants resume
- Signed Letter of Recommendation from both the FTO Coordinator and Chief / Sheriff
- A copy of the following certificates of completion: (Please do not include any other certificates);
- NAFTO Basic Field Training Officer Program
- Officer Safety Training / Emergency Communications (16 hours)
- Ethics Training (16 hours)
- Leadership Training (16 hours)
7. The above information must be received no later than 60 days prior to the NAFTO annual conference
Program Implementation and Management
The program will be administered by a committee consisting of 3 members of the National Board of Directors. The First Vice President will be the Chairperson for the committee. The Second Vice President and the Member at Large (A) will fill out the rest of the committee. States with active N.A.F.T.O. Chapters will be notified of applications for Master FTO by the Committee Chairperson.
Applications will be E-mailed to the NAFTO President and he/she will forward copies of those applications to the committee members. Committee members will review, discuss, and approve or deny the applications. The Committee Chair will then advise the President of the applicant’s status and a letter will be sent to the applicant advising them of their status. A notation will be added to the applicant’s membership record showing them to be a Master FTO.
Master Field Training Officers will receive a letter acceptance to the program, a Master FTO Pin, and recognition on N.A.F.T.O's web-site.