Police Firearms Instructor

This course complies with mandated TCLEOSE-training standards for issuance of the firearms instructor license. Topics covered include instruction methodology, weapons handling, weapons maintenance, course of fire development, range development and exposure to airborne lead dust.

Prerequisite: Each student will be required to shoot three courses of fire (revolver/pistol/shotgun) on the first day and obtain a minimum score of 90 percent (two attempts). If the student is unable to achieve 90 percent, he will not be allowed to participate in the course at this time. No refunds will be issued. Each student must provide a letter on letterhead confirming current employment or designation by agency chief administrator or academy coordinator as a firearms instructor. The minimum age is 21. Tuition includes all necessary professional standard ammunition, range fees, target supplies, weapon cleaning supplies and notebook.

CEUs: 40
Course Number: CJLE-2038
Campus: Main Campus

Basic Peace Officer Training Academy

$1,632 (estimated in district)
$2,515 (estimated out of district)

All weapons, belts and ammunition are provided.

$250 (approximately)

$45 (approximately)

Class Duration:
(Approximately) February - October
Monday through Friday, 6-10 p.m., (with some Saturdays)

Class is limited to the first 24 applicants.

Day Police Academy applications will not be accepted until November 2022 for the class starting January 2023.