This is a 40 hour, PA MPOETC approved Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor course restricted to law enforcement and military personnel aspiring to become certified law enforcement firearms instructors.
Military or Law Enforcement ID
Letter of recommendation from Chief LEO or Senior NCO or Commander
Semi-Automatic Pistol (9mm minimum)
3 magazines (Minimum)
1,300 rounds of ammunition
Hip-worn Holster (Strong side)
- Holsters that require the use of the trigger finger to release weapon will not be permitted
Sturdy Belt w/Magazine pouch
Range and Weather-Appropriate Footwear and Clothing
Notebook, Pen/Pencil, Highlighter
- Current Law Enforcement with 3 years of active service
- Current, honorably discharged, or retired Military Personnel with 3 years of service
Letter of recommendation from a chief law enforcement officer or Senior NCO (for military)
- Read “Instructor Development Pre-Reading Assignment
**Students are required to attend 100% of training and pass a strict qualification course of fire to graduate.
** We reserve the right to dismiss a student at any time during the course for failure to achieve course standards, safety violations, etc, without refund.
Firearms Training Principles
Methods and Principles of Adult Education
- Advanced Pistol Operations
- Firearms Cleaning/Maintenance
Developing and presenting a Safety Brief
Student Teaching Presentations
Legal Aspects and Case Law
Methods of remedial training
Student-Led Course of Fire Assignments
Final Qualification Course of Fire
Student-Led Basic Pistol Class
Expectations and Outcomes
Instructor candidates will graduate as confident entry-level pistol instructors. This course has been approved by MPOETC for a Certified LE Firearms Instructor Course. Students apply to MPOETC following successful graduation to become Pennsylvania Certified LE Firearms Instructors.
Certification is valid for 3 years from date of successful completion