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R1 Defensive Tactics ARCON Instructor – Venue Change to NIC Post Falls

October 24, 2022

Class Number:   R1 301E

Description:  Defensive Tactics ARCON Instructor

This is the new P.O.S.T. approved Defensive Tactics Instructor Course using the ARCON curriculum. This training course includes a test-in component, skill training, teach-back and a skills test-out component.

Attendees are expected to test out at 90% to pass this course. Upon completion of this course attendees should have the skills necessary to instruct others in the ARCON Defensive Tactics techniques.

Students accepted to attend this class must meet the following REQUIREMENTS prior to registration:

  • Completion of the Idaho POST Instructor Development class
  • Completion of basic defensive tactics training or a AT/DT user course.

Not required but highly recommended:

  • Completion of the 2018-2019 POST Use of Force class (POST Academy updated training)
  • or the POST Human Performance class

Physical agility test-in requirements

Students unable to pass the physical agility test-in will not be allowed to continue in the class. A test in fee of $80.00 will be charged to their Agency.

100% Attendance is required for completion of this course.

Completion of this course is a requirement for the maintenance of a current Defensive Tactics endorsement.  


Attendance at this training does not guarantee Instructor certification and endorsement.  To obtain a POST certified instructor endorsement in this High Liability discipline additional training requirements must be met.  Please refer to the document link below.


  • Loose fitting tactical pants
  • GI pants
  • Short sleeve T-Shirt
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt
  • (rash guard type also recommended)
  • Appropriate foot wear for use on wrestling mats

Dates:       October 24 – November 4, 2022

Time:         0800 – 1700

Credits:     80


Venue Change

NIC Patrol Academy

510 Clearwater Loop Suite 201

Post Falls

Cost:  $600.00    Payable to Idaho POST
(Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:            October 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Master Instructors:  

Jeff Walther, CDA PD
Jon Cantrell, CDA PD

Instructors:                    Derek Cleveland, NIC

Training Coordinator:  Mark Gidney   Region 1

Registration  on line use the link provided below



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