Course Overview:     


      The PPSC firearms instructor certification reflects our commitment in assisting the law enforcement community in the development of the most competent and innovative firearms trainers possible. The importance of the use of force trainer, and especially the firearms trainer, cannot be overstated. The PPSC certified firearms trainer is fully prepared to positively influence police trainees for many generations to come. At the core of our preparation of competent and professional firearms trainers is our continued commitment to research of deadly force issues. Our trainees are the direct beneficiaries of our interdisciplinary research.

Student certification requirements* include:

  • Demonstrated marksmanship ability with pistol, revolver and shotgun

  • Demonstrated competency in all aspects of weapon operation

  • Demonstrated competency in classroom instructional technique

  • Demonstrated competency in course of fire development

  • Demonstrated comprehension of academic material through written examinations

* Failure to meet ANY and all of the prescribed course requirements listed above will result in a student receiving an "attendance" certificate in lieu of a certificate of certification as an instructor. Students who fail to acquire certification may (at the discretion of staff) be invited back to complete certification requirements at a later time.


Firearms Instructor course content includes:

  • Instructional skill development with pistol, revolver and shotgun

  • Lesson plan design and development

  • Use of force liability and case law

  • Applied understanding and methodology of audio-visual aids

  • Methods of instruction

  • Training basic and remedial shooters

  • Field maintenance of firearms

  • Instructor duties and responsibilities

  • Range drill exercises

  • Task-oriented course of fire design

  • Range management issues

  • Fundamental low-light training

  • Classroom presentations

Please Note: All applications, tuition or POs must be received prior to the beginning of class. Tuition includes a comprehensive classroom manual and all classroom and range materials.


Eligible candidates for this program are members of the police, corrections, military and security communities. ALL applicants MUST provide credentials of their affiliation with an accredited law enforcement, corrections, military or security organization for acceptance into this program.




 10 days/ 80 hours




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