The FBINAA Leadership Certification Program

Starting in 2022, the FBI National Academy Associates is pleased to announce the FBINAA Leadership Certification Program.

This certification is a series of courses, open to all law enforcement professionals and will encompass the latest strategies, techniques and real-world leadership scenarios to prepare each attendee to better lead their respective unit, shift or agency into the unpredictable future of law enforcement. This program was developed in conjunction with Strategic Alliance, Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute, to continue to develop Gold Standard law enforcement leaders across the country during these critical times.


Topics to Be Covered:

  • Learning how to enhance performance
  • Identifying your personal leadership style
  • Mastering the Q6 Performance Leadership Model
  • Learning the nuances of successfully leading a multi-generational team
  • The importance and value of open communications between leader and follower
  • Mastering the fundamental principles of effective leadership and efficient management
  • Scenario specific real-world applications to enhance leader growth, using lessons learned
  • Topics, exercises, and scenarios will continually be updated as current events emerge weekly in this profession

How the FBINAA Leadership Certification Program Works:

To complete the FBINAA Leadership Certification Program you must:

  1. Complete Course One: Meeting the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement (3 Day Program)
  2. Complete Course Two: Mastering the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement (4.5 Day Program)
  3. Complete Course Three: Attend one of the FBINAA Leadership Forum Courses (2 or 3 Day Program)
  4. Complete a Self Study Research Paper assigned to you by the FBINAA Education and Training Division

If you have any questions or are looking to submit your certificates to receive your Self Study Research Assignment, please email Ray Farris, Director of Education and Training, at rfarris@fbinaa.org.


Course One of the FBINAA Leadership Certification Program:

Meeting the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement (3 Day Program)

Read Course Learning Objectives
  • Discover your personal leadership style and identity
  • Master the fundamental principles of effective leadership and efficient management
  • Understand the value of awareness, antifragility, and adaptability as a leader
  • Communicate clearly and confidently up and down the chain of command (and externally as well)
  • Learn the nuances of successfully leading a multi-generational team
  • Manage and resolve conflicts both from within and outside of the organization
  • Navigate liability and other legal Issues successfully
  • Recognize warning signs in your officers’ behavior to prevent problems and enhance officer wellness
  • Successfully transition high performing officers to a valuable Leader-Producer through mastery of the concepts in numerous practical application exercises

Course Two of the FBINAA Leadership Certification Program:

Mastering the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement (4.5 Day Program)

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  • Q6 Performance Leadership Model is a comprehensive, dynamic, and integrated system for developing individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve higher levels of collaboration while improving the relationships of its members.
  • It is a strategic system for leaders to help people maximize their performance by aligning personal and organizational goals while creating an atmosphere of mutual respect, and creativity.
  • Q6 capitalizes on the collaborative energies, skills, values, and belief systems of those you lead to support organizational mission, vision, values, and goals. Properly taught and exercised we believe it will engender an increased sense of ownership and personal responsibility for the organization’s success.
  • The various leader-follower levels challenge individuals to become self-aware and examine how their actions and behaviors affect others. It encourages personal and professional growth on a continuum of constant self-reflection. The levels challenge performance leaders to inspire greater achievement in their people.
  • Performance Leaders share their own knowledge and provide key experiences to their people, enabling them to cultivate the wisdom to succeed independently of their leader.
  • The Q6 Performance Leadership Model is designed to improve communication and understanding on all levels. It invites everyone to share in the enriching experience of becoming the best of all leaders...the one who develops his or her people to the point that the leader is rarely needed.
  • Legal updates every leader must know and understand in order to move their team/department forward in an ever-changing landscape

Course Three of the FBINAA Leadership Certification Program:

Attend one of the FBINAA Leadership Forums (2 or 3 Day Program)

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FBI National Academy Associates Leadership Certification:

The Self Study Research Assignment

Once a candidate has completed all three courses, they will need to submit a copy of their certificates to the FBINAA Education and Training Division to receive instructions for the Self Study Research Paper. All details including topic, formatting, length, and time frame will be sent to the candidate after submitting their certificates.

If you have any questions or are looking to submit your certificates to receive your Self Study Research Assignment, please email Ray Farris, Director of Education and Training, at rfarris@fbinaa.org.