Firearms Instructor

LET575 – 40.00 Hours


Price shown is for commissioned Texas peace officers or non-commissioned personnel employed by a Texas law enforcement agency. Additional fees will apply for out of state and others.

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08/19/24 – 08/23/24 Bryan, TX LS LET575 75 $775.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Firearms PictureKnowing how to shoot well is an important requirement for police firearms instructors, but they must also know how to teach others to shoot and handle firearms. This course will help you develop the additional knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to organize and teach firearms courses. Participants will learn to diagnose and correct student weaknesses, analyze and score targets, design and run courses of fire, and properly document police firearms training. Participants will be able to develop and implement comprehensive firearms training programs.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Firearms Instructor Course #2222.

Participant Testimonials:

  • The instruction was very good and spot on scope of information. I was also very impressed with the level of teaching skills displayed by the teachers. I will recommend this school very highly going forward.


Participants enrolling in this course must complete the following course prior to attendance:

Participants will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.

Course Completion Requirements

Physical Requirements

  • Participants must pass the Firearms Instructor Qualifications on the first day of class. There will be no refunds for any candidate dismissed for failure to meet the minimum firearms qualification.

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
  • Hearing protection
  • Wrap around eye protection
  • Billed cap
  • Semi-automatic pistol with three magazines
  • .38 or .357 caliber revolver and two-speed loaders
  • Duty belt, flashlight, magazine holder, speed loader pouch and appropriate holsters for the revolver and semi-automatic pistol
  • Factory loaded ammunition, 500 rounds for semi-automatic pistol and 200 rounds of revolver ammunition
  • 12 gauge police shotgun with ammunition (50 rounds birdshot, 25 rounds 00 buck and 10 rounds of rifled slug)
  • Durable clothes for outdoor range activities including foul weather
  • Gun cleaning supplies appropriate for their weapons

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

In some cases, make-up work will not be available (due to equipment/facility needs and/or safety/teamwork components or activity setup/facilitation/requirements).

Participants in a TCOLE credit eligible course must complete the class in its entirety to receive a TEEX Certificate of Completion and be reported for TCOLE credit.

If you have additional questions, please refer to the TEEX Participant Handbook.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Applying firearms safety and liability issues
  • Designing courses of fire
  • Identifying and correcting shooter problems
  • Teaching the fundamentals of shooting
  • Understanding firing range operations and firearms instructor duties

Suggested Audience

  • Participants should be currently commissioned peace officers or security personnel

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 40.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to [email protected] or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842