Reference Number: 
CTAS-974

Attendance at a bona fide fire or police academy or other training facility, when required by the county, constitutes engagement in fire protection or law enforcement activities as long as the employee meets all the applicable tests (except for the power of arrest for law enforcement personnel) for the partial exemption under § 7(k). If the applicable tests are met, then basic training or advanced training is considered incidental to, and part of, the employee’s fire protection or law enforcement activities. See 29 C.F.R. § 553.214.  For more information on this topic, see Training Time under Compensable Hours.