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International FAQs

No. Interpreters are not allowed to accompany students in training classes. Applicants must be 85% proficient in English (to include oral and written communication and reading comprehension).

Meals are provided at FLETC training facilities located at Glynco, Charleston, and Artesia, facilities. The attendee is responsible for arranging and paying for their meals at programs held at the Cheltenham facility or other export sites.

Yes. FLETC has training facilities in Glynco, Georgia; Artesia, New Mexico; Charleston, South Carolina, and Cheltenham, Maryland. ITD is the liaison over all international training, to include international students attending all FLETC facility.

All international applicants must be at least 85% proficient in English (oral and written communication and reading comprehension). Some training programs have particular prerequisites for  the respective program and must be addressed prior to attending the training. All prerequisites are listed on the FLETC Catalog of Training Programs for each specific program. The training catalog can be located on the internet at

All lodging arrangements are made by the FLETC Student Services Division and are included in the cost of training for programs being held at Glynco, Artesia and Charleston. For programs held at Cheltenham facility or other export sites the attendee is responsible for arranging and paying for their lodging. If FLETC has lodging facilities the student must stay in the facility provided and will be charged for the lodging.

Typically, programs are confirmed 30 days prior to the start date of the program. However, programs may cancel as late as two weeks prior to the program start date if a minimum number of students are not registered.

All international applicants must complete the FLETC form “FTC-SEM-17b-3 Foreign National Financial Reimbursement Form”. This form must be submitted to the FLETC ITD 60 days prior to the start of training. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center will charge for the actual cost of training within 60 days after the training program is completed.

If for any reason an applicant cannot attend the program, FLETC’s policy requires that the ITD be notified in writing 20 days prior to the start of the class. If cancellation is received less than 20 days before the start date of the training, it may result in program costs, in full or partial, being billed regardless of attendance.

International applicants training costs are on a reimbursement basis and the responsibility of the applicant.

Program costs include tuition, lodging, and meals and are estimated before the program begins. If meals and lodging are not provided, it will be annotated in the estimate. Lodging costs may vary depending on where the student is housed. Costs are estimated at the highest rate; therefore, your final cost may be lower. In programs scheduled for more than a week, the middle weekend meals and lodging costs are included if meals are provided. If a program is conducted off center or at a FLETC site that does not have dormitories or cafeterias, meals and lodging are the responsibility of the attendee and will not be included in the estimated program cost.

All international applicants requesting to attend FLETC programs must email to the ITD International Coordinator all original required documents. Once documents are received, ITD forwards the applicant’s complete package for DHS vetting. Once DHS approves the applicant, an acceptance letter is sent by email to the applicant stating their approval to attend the training. Applicants are advised to ensure they receive an approval letter before making travel arrangements.