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|Background Investigation Certificate
Total Units: 0.5
This single-course certificate is designed for those individuals who conduct preemployment personnel background investigations for public safety employment. The student will be introduced to the federal and state fair employment laws, job dimensions, job traits, and essential functions of the background investigator. The student will understand the role and responsibilities of the investigator in the preemployment background investigation process, and will gain the ability to conduct effective preemployment interviews as well as how to document a thorough preemployment background investigation.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Describe the background investigation process;
- Demonstrate the responsibilities involved in conducting a public safety pre-employment background investigation;
- Explain the role of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as a resource for conducting a pre-employment background investigation; and
- Recognize the laws and regulations involved in the background investigation process.
The requirements for the Background Investigation Certificate program are:
|Background Investigation - complete 0.50 units|
|AJ 350||Background Investigation||0.50|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
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