California Penal Code
(a) For the purpose of raising the level of competence of local corrections and probation officers and other correctional personnel, the board shall adopt, and may from time to time amend, rules establishing minimum standards for the selection and training of these personnel employed by any city, county, or city and county who provide for the custody, supervision, treatment, or rehabilitation of persons accused of, or adjudged responsible for, criminal or delinquent conduct who are currently under local jurisdiction. All of these rules shall be adopted and amended pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(b) Any city, county, or city and county may adhere to the standards for selection and training established by the board. The board may defer the promulgation of selection standards until necessary research for job relatedness is completed.
(c) Minimum training standards may include, but are not limited to, basic, entry, continuation, supervisory, management, and specialized assignments.
For purposes of implementing this article, the board shall have the following powers:
(a) Approve or certify, or both, training and education courses at institutions approved by the board.
(b) Develop and operate a professional certificate program which provides recognition of achievement for local corrections and probation officers whose agencies participate in the program.
(c) Adopt those regulations as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
(d) Develop and present training courses for local corrections and probation officers.
(e) Perform those other activities and studies as would carry out the intent of this article.