Frequently Asked Questions
Are there hidden fees associated with hosting or attending traditional courses?
MCTFT program provides unique, tuition-free, courses covering all aspects of counterdrug law enforcement and training support for community anti-drug coalitions. The goal of our program is to train as many officers as possible at no cost to the agencies. All MCTFT courses are tuition free, meaning no fees are paid by students to MCTFT to host a course. MCTFT is a federally funded partnership through the Department of Defense between the Florida National Guard and St. Petersburg College.
How can I find the classes that are scheduled for my location?
Because our schedule is updated continually, the best way to know which classes have been scheduled in a location is to search the website by location. You can do so by:
- Select Traditional Training from the menu on the left of the screen.
- Select Search Classes.
- Select a location in the Filter by City/State box.
- Click View Classes.
A menu with the latest schedule should appear at the bottom of the screen.
How can I register for Traditional courses?
To register for Traditional courses please contact the organization/agency hosting the course. This information can be found by selecting the Traditional Training menu on the MCTFT website at www.mctft.com.
From this menu, select Browse Courses. Select a course and scroll down to the bottom of the screen. A contact person and phone number is provided for each course scheduled. This person is the point of contact for registration.
Can I host a course at my own agency/location?
Yes. The minimum requirements for hosting a course are listed on this page of the website: http://www.mctft.com/traditional_training/info.shtml However, there are some courses that may require needs that are specific to the course. Once you have selected the course(s) you would like to host from the Traditional Training or Customized Agency Training menus, contact the MCTFT Coordinator listed at the top of the page for further assistance.
Is there a specific waiting period between requesting and actually hosting a course?
The schedule for the course depends on a number of factors including the MCTFT Coordinator’s remaining budget, the schedule of the host, and the schedule of the instructors. The role of the Coordinator is to balance those factors to schedule the course.
Does MCTFT provide free lodging for its students?
No. In order for MCTFT to provide training to as many officers are possible, housing for students is not a cost that can be accommodated.
Are the E-drug classes the same as online classes?
Yes, they are.
How do I register for an E-drug course?
The method of registration depends on which type of classes you wanted to attend. Registration for E-drug (online) and telecasts can be done online at the MCTFT website.
The registration for E-drug can be found at http://www.mctft.com/edrug_training/how_to_apply.shtml
The application process is simple as well. Read the information about applying, and complete the application form. Upon verification of your military or law enforcement employment status, you will receive an email providing information on accessing your courses.
All materials and learning quizzes are online and are self-paced. You can log in or out of the course as necessary. Once you have successfully completed a course with a 70% or better on the Final Exam, your Certificate of Completion will appear onscreen for you to print.
For additional information regarding E-drug courses, please contact Joe Algarin at (800) 243-5550.
Broadcasts / Video
How do I register for a broadcast?
The registration form for Broadcasts can be found at:
Select register for telecasts.
How can I obtain a copy of a video?
Many of our videos are available to order. Some are free and others have a small cost-recovery fee attached to them. Below are the steps for ordering the videos.
From our web site at www.mctft.com:
- Select Broadcasts/Videos.
- Select Past Broadcasts.
- Select the video you wish to order.
- Click on Order Copy and follow the directions.
There are different ways of ordering each video. The video is only available if there is an order link.
If an officer orders several CD’s, can other officers at his/her agency use the same CD?
Yes. In fact, we encourage the officers to share the CD’s.
How can I obtain a copy of a CDRom?
CD’s are ordered via the MCTFT website at http://www.mctft.com/cdrom_training.
Can retired police officers take MCTFT training?
The training is available to retired officers currently serving in a reserve or auxiliary capacity with an agency.