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R2-306 POST Firearms Instructor – Caldwell PD

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Number:  R2-306


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 multiple classroom and range presentations, pass performance skills testing, pass daily performance reviews, 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 may 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.

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, Basic Patrol Academy Firearms training lesson plan (click here- Academy Classroom Lesson Plan March 2020) and presentation (click here warning 348 page file, recommend you save to a computer Firearms Training PPT Master 03-2019), and the Basic Patrol Academy Use of Force lesson plan (click here- Use of Force LP 0220). Students attending this class must download the instructor manual prior to the class. Download the Instructor student manual here –Classroom Lesson Plan March 2020

In addition to the downloading the student manual and Academy lesson plans, students MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST Student pre-course checklist Mar 2020 This checklist is to be provided to the lead Master Firearms Instructor the morning of the first day of class. Failure to present a completed pre-course check list form will result in immediate dismissal from the class.

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.

If you do not meet the listed  registration requirements do not register.

Dates:  19-23 October 2020

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40


Caldwell PD
110 South 5th Street
Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Cost:           $ 400.00     Payable to Idaho POST

            (Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:    5 October 2020    Register early class is limited to 20 students

POST Master Instructor
     Alan Hall, Clint Goss, Mike Chamberlin

POST Instructors:   To be Determined

Registration Details:
          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
  • 1,000 rounds of practice ammunition for duty weapon
  • Duty flashlight
  • 3 ring binder, note taking materials and a black felt tip marker
  • A laptop computer with USB port and portable flash (thumb) drive
  • Water, snacks, or other food as needed

*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.


October 19
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Caldwell Police Department
110 South 5th Avenue
Caldwell, ID 83605 United States
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