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Registration for International Students

International law enforcement officer and criminal justice professionals may attend training programs at the FLETC on a space-available and reimbursable basis. The following are the steps non-U.S. citizen participants must follow in order for acceptance consideration:

The applicant must contact the International ICBB at fletc-intlrqst@dhs.gov to inquire if a seat is available. If space is available, the slot is tentatively reserved until all required documents are received and approved.

If space is available - the following will occur. Note: All forms must be received 30 days prior to the start date of training. If documentation is not received, your seat will be cancelled.

Applicant will receive the following forms from ICBB:

  1. FLETC form (FTC-SEM-17b-2) Foreign National Request for Access: Information on Individual Foreign National. Applicant needs to complete the form and return it to ICBB with a legible copy of applicant’s passport and visa, if applicable. (Note: If not provided 30 days prior to training start date the seat will be cancelled.)
  2. FLETC form (FTC-SEM-17b-3) Foreign National Request for Access: Financial Reimbursement Information. Complete and return to ICBB.
  3. The applicant must request a Letter of Recommendation from the nearest U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Officer. Note: If a U.S. Federal agency is sponsoring the applicant, the sponsoring agency must provide the Letter of Recommendation.
  4. The original Letter of Recommendation must be provided directly to ICBB 30 days prior to the training start date. The letter must be on official letterhead from either the sponsoring U.S. Federal agency or the Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the applicant’s nearest U.S. Embassy.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the necessary embassy/agency to request this letter. The letter must include the following information:

  1. Applicant’s Full Name
  2. FLETC Training Program Requesting
  3. Requested Training Dates (Class Start Date/Class End Date)
  4. A statement that the U.S. Federal Agency or the Regional Security Officer has conducted checks and the following information has been verified concerning the applicant:
  • Applicant’s Date of Birth

  • A statement that applicant is a sworn law enforcement officer with the law enforcement organization name and country. (If the applicant is not a law enforcement officer, provide the name of the organization with which the applicant is affiliated and a clarification of why the applicant should be approved to attend a FLETC law enforcement-training course).

  • Applicant’s law enforcement title.

  • A statement that applicant is 85% proficient in English (to include oral and written communication and reading comprehension).

  • A statement that the applicant poses no security risk to the United States or the FLETC.

  • A statement that the applicant has been vetted pursuant to the Leahy Amendment and no derogatory information was found.

  • A statement that attendance of applicant in this training program is consistent with U.S. Foreign Policy and will be a benefit to the U.S. government (list benefits).

  • If the letter is not from the U.S. Embassy, a statement that the Regional Security Officer (RSO) is fully aware of, and concurs with applicant’s request for training at the FLETC. (List the name of the RSO to include address, telephone and email address.)