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R1 306 POST Firearms Instructor

March 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Number: R1 306


This is the P.O.S.T. Approved BASIC FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR COURSE for LE personnel interested in becoming a P.O.S.T. Certified Firearms INSTRUCTOR.  Upon completion of this course attendees should have the skills necessary to instruct officers.  Completion of this course is required for the high liability endorsement required for P.O.S.T. Basic Handgun Instructor certification.

This course will cover the new curriculum changes made to the Firearms Instructor Program.  Participants will conduct presentations, pass performance skills testing, pass a written exam, and exit qualifications.  It is strongly recommended that students review the Instructor Development Course materials prior to attending this course as questions from the written Instructor Development Course training material will also be included in the tests.


Any Student with repeated safety violations will receive a failure.  Any failure in the course will result in removal from the class.

Registration PREREQUISITES, (not subject to waiver)

  • 3 YEARS Full-time law enforcement experience
  • Possess a current or previous POST Discipline Certification
    • i.e. Patrol, Detention, Corrections, etc.
  • Successful completion of POST 40 hour INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT
  • Perform 100% of the physical requirements of this course. Injured students will not be permitted to attend or complete the course.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS for all students

  • TEST IN with a qualifying score of at least 95% NO MISSES on the POST Firearms short course.
  • Maximum of 3 attempts to qualify at test in and test out.
  • All test in failures will be dismissed from the class.
  • 100% Attendance is required for completion of this 40-hour course
  • TEST OUT with successful completion of the written exam and exit qualifications.

WRITTEN TEST INFORMATION– The written test will come from the student manual. Students attending this class must download the student manual prior to the class. Download the student manual here –Student Manual Link

There is no allowance for later make-up qualification attempts on the exit qualification. If a student fails the exit qualification- they fail the course. There will be no make-up written testing exams either. Failure to pass the written exam results in a failure of this course.

For test-in failures only there will be an $ 80.00 fee assessed for costs related to the first day. If the course tuition invoice has been paid, a tuition credit less the $80.00 fee will be issued.

For any other failure resulting in dismissal the full tuition cost will remain due; no refund or tuition rebate will be available.

This course DOES NOT cover shotgun. Shotgun instructor training is provided through the new POST Shotgun Instructor Course, which is a separate 3 day course.


Dates:  March 15-19, 2021

Time:    0800-1700

Credit Hours:    40


Coeur d’Alene Police Department
3818 Schreiber Way
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho  83814


Cost:       $ 400.00                Payable to Idaho POST
            (Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:   March 7, 2021 at 11:30 PM

Master Instructor:      Steve Harris,  CDA Retd


   Johann Schmitz    Coeur d’Alene PD
Justin Scotch          Idaho State Police

Registration : Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.


Students will be expected to dress in clothing appropriate for weather conditions.

  • Range clothing should be suitable for carrying extra ammunition.
  • Clothing should be suitable for tactical movement.
  • Knee pads are recommended but not required.
  • Shorts are not allowed.

Students will be required to bring the following:

  • Eye and ear protection
  • Ballistic Vest
  • a tourniquet*
  • Appropriate clothing for various weather conditions (rain, cold, etc.)
  • A billed cap of some type
  • Duty leather, holster, magazine pouches
  • Duty handgun and a minimum of 4 magazines
  • 1,500 rounds of practice ammunition for duty weapon
  • Duty flashlight
  • 3 ring binder, note taking materials and a black felt tip marker

*Students will receive training in the application and use of a tourniquet.  Students will participate in drills applying the tourniquet to themselves and fellow students, so a training tourniquet instead of an operational one may be preferable, however, that is the students choice.


March 15, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Coeur d’Alene Police Department
3818 N. Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815 United States
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