R4 POST Firearms Instructor- Pocatello

Course Number: R4 306

Description:

BASIC HANDGUN INSTRUCTOR COURSE

This is the P.O.S.T. Approved BASIC HANDGUN 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. NOTE: THERE IS NO REMEDIAL TRAINING TIME IF YOU DO NOT QUALIFY WITHIN THE 3 CONSECUTIVE ATTEMPTS, YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CLASS.
  • All test in failures will be dismissed from the class.
  • 100% Attendance is required for completion of this 40-hour course
  • The Firearms Instructor Student Pre-Course Checklist must be completed and turned into the Master Instructor at the beginning of the first day.
  • TEST OUT with successful completion of all performance and testing requirements.

Firearms_Instructor_Student_Information_Sheet

Firearms_Inst_Student_Pre-Course_Checklist

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 performance testing, or qualifications. If a student fails any portion of the performance or qualification testing- 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 your agency may be refunded for the remainder of the class, but will not be refunded for Day One.

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.

Dates: June 7-11, 2021

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Pocatello Police Department 911 N. 7th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201

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

Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021

POST Master Instructor:   Tim Dillon

POST Instructors:   Matt Bloodgood, Jeff Eldridge, Shane Manning

Registration Details: Click the registration link below

Remarks:

*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.

R4 Instinctive (CQB) Handgun I and II- Idaho Falls CLASS FULL

Course Number: R4259

Course Description:  Instinctive (CQB) Handgun I & II- Idaho Falls

This course will focus on teaching LE Agents/Officers/Deputies how to shoot rapidly and accurately without the use of weapon sights (instinctively) in a combat setting.

Required equipment:

  1. Duty weapon with three magazines, holster, and spare magazine carriers (pouches) for two magazines, and duty belt/gear
  2. 1200 rounds of training ammunition
  3. Eye and Ear Protection
  4. Range appropriate clothing
  5. Water

Date: June 25-26, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $350.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Doug Dryden

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Bonneville County Sheriff Deputy Sergeant Doug Metcalf at 208-529-1350, ext. 1158 or via email at dmetcalf@co.bonneville.id.us

R2 Handgun Mounted Optics (Red Dot Sights) User -Kuna

Course Number:    R2 259

Description:   Handgun Mounted Electronic Sights (Red Dot Sights) User Training

This is a POST provided in-service training for certified officers.  This course will cover the use of handgun mounted optical sights, such as red dot sights from various manufacturers. The course will cover different optics, their use, and problems associated with their use. This course will also satisfy the High Liability Firearms Instructor biennial training requirement.

Topics covered will include:

    • Functionality
    • Nomenclature
    • Pros and Cons
    • Binden Aiming Concept
    • Asymmetrical Dot Principle
    • Occluded Lens- Water, Fog, Snow, Ice, Mud, Broken Lens
    • Policy and Procedures
    • And more…

Participants will be required to provide the following:

Duty handgun with mounted electronic optic, iron sights, three magazines
Weapon mounted light and/or handheld flashlight
500 rounds of handgun training ammunition (600 rounds if you are not operational with the handgun, you do not need the duty ammo listed below in that case)
100 rounds of duty handgun ammo (only needed if the user is operational with the handgun and mounted optic)
Duty belt with duty holster, or other holster capable of securely holstering the handgun with mounted optic
Ear/eye pro
Ball cap
Range suitable clothing, water

Pre-requisites for attendance 

        • Idaho POST Basic certification

All Registration requests will be vetted by POST for approval to attend.

Dates:  May 3-5, 2021

Time:       0800-1700

Credit Hours:  24

Location: 

IDOC Range
13900 South Pleasant Valley
Kuna,  Idaho 83634


Cost:
           $ 120.00  Payable to Idaho POST

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

Deadline:   April 19, 2021
NOTE CLASSES FILL QUICKLY – this class is limited to 20 participants.

Master Instructor:  Clint Goss

Instructors:                Raul Garcia

POST Coordinator:  Jeff Sklar  e-mail jeff.sklar@post.idaho.gov

Registration:  Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:  Completion of this course will satisfy the High Liability Firearms Instructor biennial training requirement for endorsement renewal.

 

R1 306 POST Firearms Instructor

Course Number: R1 306

Description:  BASIC FIREARMS (Handgun only) INSTRUCTOR COURSE

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.

NOTE: THERE IS NO REMEDIAL TRAINING TIME.

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

Location:

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

Instructors:   

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

Registration : Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:

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.

R4 Handgun Combatives Instructor Development Course- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4309A

Course Description:

Focus:  Beginning or current firearms instructors tasked with implementing tactical, handgun training within any agency.

This course provides your agency instructors with the knowledge and the “how-to’s” to teach your officers to survive against threats where shooting and hitting another person means your officers get to go home today.  It is about REAL-WORLD tactics that have been proven over decades and through history to keep officers alive during those violent, sudden, vicious, and short-lived police firefights.

The emphasis of this course is “how to teach” your cops to fight with their handgun utilizing only cutting edge tactics and training. You know the real-world of handgun fights is about hitting an armed Imminent Threat who is often contact-to-talking-distance away.  In the real-world, officers are often late to a gunfight–because it is the suspect driving the event and forcing the officer to respond.  Officers’ tactics and fire employment theory must support this reality of being close to the Imminent Threat who’s trying to kill them, of being late, of the driving need to put rounds on-target on-time, in-time.  Officers face the reality of being physically assaulted by a suspect and then having the need to respond to the suspect’s extreme actions with deadly force while still struggling with the suspect.

Too many “instructor” courses turn out to be glorified end-user courses where the instructor becomes a better shooter–and fails to become a better “instructor.”  NOT THIS COURSE…our prime goal is to train your agency instructor in how to teach.  While some instructional time is taken in “how to shoot,” the core of the course is in training police instructors in how to teach their officers to be tactically sound while hitting the target in police-combat conditions.  This course utilizes a “building block” approach, where the instructor-candidate will move progressively through basic tactical instruction into advanced instruction in police fire employment–including Live-Fire Combatives where officers are prepared in a live-fire environment to physically defend against assault and respond with deadly force.  Instructor candidates will, at the conclusion of training, be capable of developing and presenting sound tactical and close-combatives training to agency officers that is safe, documented, and most of all, effective.

CUTTING EDGE TRAINING’s Handgun Combatives remains the only program of its kind–“reverse-engineered” to achieve survival goals.  We studied how police officers are murdered and assaulted in the real-world.  Then we put that knowledge together with how the human being inside the uniform actually reacts in that pressure-filled, life and death environment, and created a training system that has changed the law enforcement community’s understanding of how to put bullets on-target in-time in order to survive.  There are no “game philosophies” designed to speed up the shooter’s firing rate at the expense of life-saving tactics and hit accuracy.  The emphasis is solely on real-world gunfights:  recognizing the Imminent Threat’s behavior early enough to make a difference, reacting tactically to avoid being hit while hitting a suspect with combat accuracy, significantly affecting his or her ability to remain an imminent threat.  Finally, this course also emphasizes your very real need to defend your actions in the inevitable post-shooting aftermath.

We teach your agency instructors how to train your officers to fight with their handguns in the real-world…Tactical…Practical…Real-World…Defensible!

Course Content:

  • Comprehensive Safety Requirements for Live-Fire Training Involving “Movement-to-Hit,” Unusual Shooting Positions, and “Live-Fire Combatives” Training
  • Training Constitutional Limits of Police Deadly Force
  • Training Unintentional Discharge Proofing Drills
  • Training “Applied OODA Combatives Theory”©
  • Training Firearms Employment Theory
  • Training Firearms Handling Theory and Methods
  • Training Officers in Effective Deadly Force Response
  • Training Movement-and-Hitting
  • Training Beginning-to-Advanced Real-World Live-Fire Close Combatives
  • Training Unusual Shooting Positions
  • Training Survival Use of the Barricade
  • Documentation of Training Requirements for Successful Defense of the Training Program

This completely different process of bringing ordinary officers into the category of “competent police trainer” is something you’d expect from CUTTING EDGE TRAINING.  We are the original, and, so far, the only police trainers to bring you training that is:

  • Outcome-based:  There are no techniques trained in our system…only “Integrated Combatives Problem-Solving”© featuring the “Universal Rules and Principles of Combatives,”© and “Applied OODA Theory.”©  The only determination of whether the officer’s method of defense and control was “correct” is that the officer was not injured and survived, and his/her force response was legally reasonable and within policy–just like in the real-world.
  • Gross-motor skills dependent:  We are the only system that depends solely upon gross-motor skills in our combatives problem-solving efforts.
  • Non-Technical:  “Techniques” are fine-motor skills that routinely fail in the street.  We teach no techniques because techniques only work against willing police officers on the mat and small children.  Instead, we teach you to solve your combatives problems using naturally hard-wired solutions that are easy for every officer, regardless of level of ability.

Developed from the street “in,” NOT from the live-fire range “out.”

This is contextually-correct training at its highest–without gaming and wishful thinking.  This is about hitting people with bullets who need to be hit RIGHT NOW, while avoiding being shot yourself.  If you do it on the street, then it must be practiced in training.  If it is too dangerous to do in training, then you shouldn’t do it on the street.  We bring street reality and functionality “in” to the live-fire range training for your benefit.

Military applicability:  This course benefits military personnel as well–the experiences of police officers in up-close-and-very-personal shootings are being experienced by our soldiers, Marines, sailors, and airmen in this Global War on Terror.  While this course focuses on “police gunfights,” the concepts and training are applicable to anyone who carries a handgun into a battle where any range of conflict is possible.

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The Highest Evolution of Law Enforcement Instructor/TRAIN-THE-TRAINER Training!

CUTTING EDGE TRAINING provides the highest evolution of instructor training yet to be devised.  We can boldly say this because we have devoted years to the evolution of how we train the trainers of law enforcement.  We were perplexed that all instructor courses seem to be simply advanced user classes where the participant is expected to fully master the material, teach for five to fifteen minutes at the end of the seminar, and then receive an instructor certificate.  We have worked and changed and fine-tuned our TRAIN-THE-TRAINER process until we have what is now the finest method of teaching your trainers to be coaches and leaders in the classroom, mat room, and live-fire range.

These TRAIN-THE-TRAINER courses provide an entirely new way of approaching the creation of an agency instructor of police.  This involves:

  • Changing the “Trainer-as-the-Source-of-All-Knowledge” Paradigm.  Instructors are trained to adopt the philosophy that “another person cannot be taught to fight like me.”  Everyone has different abilities, strengths, and aptitudes.  No one is alike–and we all react to threat differently.  Instructors become a resource in helping their officers problem-solve their combative solution.  Through this, the individual officer learns what works and what doesn’t for him or her when solving the combative problems they face.
  • Training to Teach to a Legal Standard.  Very few courses teach the constitutional basis of officers’ authority to employ force against a resisting, fleeing, or aggressing offender.  Each CUTTING EDGE TRAINING course is predicated upon the foundation of teaching officers “when” to respond with force as well as “how to justify and articulate their force response.”  Every TRAIN-THE-TRAINER seminar not only contains a block of instruction dedicated to the subject of the lawful response to resistance and flight, but instructor-candidates are required to integrate the “objective reasonableness” standard into their teaching curricula throughout the week.
  • Training How to Teach the Layering of Skills and Concepts.  The fundamental basis of what we are attempting to accomplish in this training is first addressed in the classroom.  With an intellectual understanding of the task at hand, including “when it is permissible to respond with force,” the class then moves to the mat or range.  Each new physical skill builds upon the problem-solving successes of the prior exercises and drills, building confidence and competence in the learners.  Upon successful completion of the training task, the officers will have properly repeated the fundamentals of the force option possibly hundreds of times, creating a core competency that will translate to effective force responses in the field.  Each topic creates the foundation for the next (e.g., learning Defensive Tactics/Combatives creates the foundation for Police GroundDefense, which in turns prepares them Weapon Retention, and so on.).  Soon, all combatives situations are just problems to be solved through the application of the problem-solving methods.
  • Training How to Teach Problem-Solving for Combatives.  Subject control, officer defense, fighting, combat.  Whatever you call it, physically controlling at any level another person without that person’s cooperation has never—and never will be—about applying “techniques.”  Instead, instructor-candidates are trained to teach their officers how to problem-solve effectively in combative situations through “Integrated Combative Problem-Solving”© employing the “Universal Rules and Principles of Combatives.”©  The “layering concept” permits officers to work out how they will solve each layer of the tasks as effectively as possible for that particular officer’s attributes.
  • Training How to Teach “Applied OODA Theory.”  Many officers have heard of Col. Boyd’s theory of combat decision-making.  Few actually understand it, however, to be more than a simple explanation of reaction-response.  We not only train your instructors to teach that this theory is about getting inside the suspect’s decision-making cycles, but about controlling the relative perception of time of the fight.  Beyond theory, CUTTING EDGE TRAINING is alone in the world in training how to apply OODA Theory through classroom instruction, drills, and layered exercises.

Our TRAIN-THE-TRAINER courses are the premier “instructor-certification” program for your agency trainers to learn how to train your officers in the reasonable and effective force response and suspect control.

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Recertification Program for Instructors

There are NO recertification requirements by CUTTING EDGE TRAINING for instructors.  “Recertification” is and should be a voluntary training activity by the agency and instructor.  While it is prudent to seek to deepen understanding of the course material and get updated information, we believe this is solely a decision that should be made by the instructors and their Command Staff.

Dates: Sept. 13-17, 2021

Times: 0900-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $595.00, after August 27, 2021- $695.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): George Williams

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- http://www.cuttingedgetraining.org/Registration/38.aspx?seminar=117 or call 360-671-2007

 

NOTE- This course does not qualify as a replacement for the Idaho POST Basic Handgun Instructor Course. In order to be an Idaho POST High Liability Certified Firearms Instructor, you must complete the Idaho POST Instructor Development Course and the Idaho POST Basic Handgun Instructor Course prior to instructor application with Idaho POST.

R4 Officer Involved Shooting/Death Investigations- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4228F

Course Description:

Two seasoned investigators and expert presenters deliver a mixture of lecture, facilitated discussion, and learning activities that include simulated interviews and the analysis of actual shooting videos.  The course is designed to provide an evolutionary leap in the competency of every investigator attending the course.

In today’s law enforcement world, an OIS or in-custody death not only affects the suspect, officers, and their families, but has the potential for sparking social unrest and violence–sometimes nationwide!  This single act can instantly change the relationship your agency and its officers have with the community you serve.  Only through an investigation that is highly competent and addresses all of the needs of every stakeholder can the integrity of the facts be trusted.  Every investigation into any shooting must be of the highest standard possible.  This course, packing more practical information into the three days of training than most courses do in five, helps you achieve that goal.

This cutting edge course provides investigators, command officers, administrators, prosecutors, and risk managers with the technical information needed to conduct thorough and objective OIS investigations.  The primary emphasis is on the identification and anticipation of critical investigative issues and preparation for addressing them.  Examples include sources of bias and the effects it can have on the agency’s standing and liability; how to deal with the proliferation of video evidence, whether obtained from private or official sources; whether to allow involved officers to view video before, during or after being interviewed; the legality and liability associated with the seizure of privately owned media; when interviews of involved officers should be conducted; and common controversies arising from interpretation errors and the human-factors science that properly explains them.

This course includes:

  • Understanding Stakeholders’ objective and subjective concerns in a country in flux.
  • Theories of police culpability versus science.
  • Avoiding bias in the investigation.
  • Criminal and administrative investigation bifurcation issues.
  • County-wide investigative team protocols.
  • Elements of lawful force.
  • Basic applied forensic human factors.
  • Excited delirium and in-custody death.
  • Understanding and analyzing video evidence.
  • Seizure of video and audio devices.
  • Understanding the basics of video forensics.
  • Special investigative steps.
  • Conducting effective interviews of involved officer(s).
  • Investigation of in-custody deaths.

By attending this practical course, you will deepen your understanding of the “big picture,” while at the same time increasing your ability to conduct a competent, legal investigation where the rights of all parties are upheld. This is a nuts-and-bolts course that provides you with advanced methods of getting the best investigation possible, an investigation that will withstand any scrutiny from any source in the future.

Dates: October 4-6, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $595.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Lt. Paul Belli, and Sgt. Jeff Martin

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- http://www.cuttingedgetraining.org/Registration/38.aspx?seminar=227 or call 360-671-2007

A R(1, 2, 3, 4) -127C Urban Rifle (end-user) Course Template

Course Number:    R-127C

Description:   Urban Rifle Course – User Training

This is a POST provided in-service training for certified officers.  This Urban Rifle Course consists of 24 hours of hands-on, performance based rifle training. Students will learn how to properly manipulate and deploy a rifle within an urban environment. The purpose of this course is to expose the student to the capabilities and limitations of the law enforcement patrol rifle.

Participants will be required to provide the following:

  • Duty Rifle w/sling and at least two magazines
  • Weapon mounted light and handheld flashlight
  • 500 rounds of rifle ammunition
  • 5 rounds of rifle duty ammunition
  • Handgun and complete duty belt
  • 50 rounds of handgun ammunition
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection
  • Elbow & knee pads
  • Ball cap

All registration applications will be vetted by POST for approval to attend this training.

Pre-requisites for attendance:
Idaho POST certification

Dates:
16-18 March, 2020

Time:
0800-1700

Credit Hours:
24 POST Hours

Location:
IDOC Range Complex  

Cost:
$ 120.00
Payable to Idaho POST

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

Deadline: NOTE CLASSES FILL QUICKLY – this class is limited to 20 participants.

 

Instructors:
Allen Hall

POST Coordinator:
Jeff Sklar

Registration Details:
Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:
This course is open to all sworn law enforcement personnel. This is also a great opportunity for firearms instructors to receive 24 hours of continuing training and education.

 

 

A R 306 POST Firearms Instructor Template

Course Number: R 306

Description:

BASIC FIREARMS (Handgun only) INSTRUCTOR COURSE

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.

NOTE: THERE IS NO REMEDIAL TRAINING TIME.

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.

Firearms_Instructor_Student_Information_Sheet

Firearms_Inst_Student_Pre-Course_Checklist

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.

 

Dates:

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: See below

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

Deadline:

Instructors:

POST Master Instructor:

POST Instructors:

Registration Details: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:

*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.

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.

A R(1, 2, 3, 4) Low-Light Firearms Training Template

Course Number:    R-127

Description:   Low-Light Shooting Techniques – User Training

This is a POST provided in-service training for certified officers.  This Low-Light Firearms Course will consist of 16 hours of hands on performance based training. Students will learn how to properly manipulate and deploy a handgun and/or rifle with and/or without a light source. The purpose of this course is to expose the student to a variety of low-light shooting skills for both the handgun and patrol rifle.

Participants will be required to provide the following:

Duty Rifle w/sling, two magazines
Weapon mounted light and handheld flashlight
600 rounds of rifle ammunition
5 rounds of rifle duty ammo
Handgun and complete duty belt
50 rounds of handgun ammunition
5 rounds of handgun duty ammo
Ear/eye pro
Ball cap
Elbow / knee pads

All registration applications will be vetted by POST for approval to attend this training.

Pre-requisites for attendance 

    • Idaho POST certification

 

Dates:

Time:       0800-1700

Credit Hours:  24

Location:     See below

Cost:           $ 160.00
Payable to Idaho POST

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

Deadline: NOTE CLASSES FILL QUICKLY – this class is limited to 20 participants.

Instructors:

Master Instructor:

Instructors:

 

POST Coordinator:

Registration Details: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:

 

For information regarding the training facility or local accommodations:

R1-306 POST Firearms Instructor Coeur d’Alene

Course Number:     R1 306

Description:  BASIC FIREARMS (Handgun only) INSTRUCTOR COURSE

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.

 

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.

Firearms_Instructor_Student_Information_Sheet

Firearms_Inst_Student_Pre-Course_Checklist

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

NOTE: THERE IS NO REMEDIAL TRAINING TIME.

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

Dates:  May 11 -15, 2020

Time:    0800-1700

Credit Hours:    40

Location:

Idaho State Police District 1
615 West Wilbur Avenue
Coeur d’Alene,  Idaho

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

Deadline:   registration closes April 30, 2020

POST Master Instructor:      Steve Harris – CDA PD 

POST Instructors:                          Pete Tufford  – CDA PD
Others TBD

Registration Details: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:

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.

*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.