Training & Outreach by the State Department

State Department Activities to Increase Consular Notification and Access Awareness and Compliance

Training and Outreach

U.S. State Department provides training on consular notification and access to federal, state, and local law enforcement, corrections and criminal justice officials free of charge via Zoom. If your agency or department is interested in training, please email us at

If you're interested in seeing the training that we've done, you can search the list of training sessions we've provided and conferences that we've attended arranged by state, city and year.

Training Materials

The Consular Notification and Access Manual is available to view and download from our web page. Model SOP's are available for download and in the manual on pages 109-112.


We are available to work with editors and authors interested in publishing or writing feature pieces about consular notification and access. Please email us at with article ideas and any questions.

CALEA Standard

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., published a consular notification and access standard in theirStandards for Law Enforcement Agencies. The CNA standard requires all law enforcement agencies to implement a written directive governing procedures for ensuring compliance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the other consular notification treaties. Law enforcement may use the State Department's model CNA SOP as a template for drafting the required directive. CALEA members represent approximately 80 percent of the law enforcement profession in the U.S. The Commission derives its accreditation authority from those agencies that voluntarily participate in the accreditation program. For more information about CALEA accreditation, please visit the CALEA website.

Consular Notification and Access is also an accreditation standard for the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).