Welcome to the Knowledge Domain! This domain focuses on your personal knowledge related to the role of SWAT Operator. When considering competence and expertise, knowledge is the most-well known factor. The most common understanding of knowledge is a combination of learning and reasoning, often accompanied by a particular skill. It refers to the factual information that enables a person to comprehend the nature and recognize the significance of something. Facts, information and skills are of no value unless a person knows what to do and why it is important. Notwithstanding, knowledge, in and of itself, is insufficient to identify competence, especially in the complex role of SWAT Operator. Hence, this domain is only one of three necessary to achieve successful accreditation.
There are five criteria in the Knowledge Domain, one of which is mandatory. You must achieve at least 100 points in this domain, including the successful completion of a basic SWAT course. You may attain additional points by completing elective criteria. Review the worksheets in the Knowledge Domain for a detailed explanation for how points are awarded, as well as information on grading, validation, repeatability and other information that will be used to assess the amount of points awarded. The worksheets may be examined online or downloaded for your convenience.
When uploading documents for accreditation, you MUST provide the document in either PDF or MS Word format and use the following naming format:
(your tracking number), (the criterion ID). See example below:
A candidate has completed a basic SWAT academy and is uploading the certificate of achievement. The candidate first scans the hardcopy to a PDF format and labels it with their tracking number followed by the domain criterion ID. Example: CA3697, K-1