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The Handgun Instructor program is designed to develop instructors to teach in a law enforcement agency firearm program and can lead to certification for Academy training if the participant also completes the required POST Train the Trainer 40-Hour Course. The class focuses on preparing an agency instructor to coach shooters to become proficient with firearms and is not a remedial training course for poor shooters. POST currently requires that all students must qualify on the POST firearms curriculum on the first day of class with a 100% score. The qualification course is available here. It is strongly suggested that students practice this course prior to the class.
Lead instructors are members of the POST Firearms SME committee and are highly skilled firearms trainers. The Firearms Instructor Course is offered throughout Colorado to Colorado law enforcement officers, and may be requested by regional coordinators or their designees. The class is funded through a grant to CLEAT (a partnership of CSOC and CACP) from Colorado POST and is open to both certified and sworn officers and deputies currently employed by a Colorado law enforcement agency. If you cannot attend, please notify CSOC at least 5 business days before the first day of class to avoid a no-show fee.
Within 5 business days of enrollment, each participant must submit a letter addressed to County Sheriffs of Colorado, attention Training, from his/her agency confirming that the agency supports and approves of the participant’s registration in the class and that he or she will be considered to be on-duty for the entire class. The approval also can be emailed to Janet Larson, email@example.com. 100% attendance is required.
Each participant must also furnish a semi-auto pistol with 3 magazines (service weapon), 350 rounds of ammo and 15 rounds of green or orange dummy rounds for the weapon, protective eyeglasses, ear protectors, standard uniformed duty leather gear including a holster for the service weapon, a flashlight, cuffs, and clothing appropriate for classroom and outdoor range training. No shorts or open-toed shoes are permitted on the range. There will be a dim light shooting class one evening which will require clear eye protection. Classroom materials will be provided by CLEAT.
Any safety violations will result in immediate dismissal from class.
Class size limited to 20. Per POST guidelines, the class is limited to four seats per agency.
5 day CLEAT course. POST class number ID0012