Basic Sniper

LET574 – 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.

Details Buttons Dates Location Class Price Register Buttons
12/09/24 – 12/13/24 Bryan, TX LS LET574 12 $725.00 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

Basic Sniper uses practical exercises to provide law enforcement designated marksmen the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively engage threat targets in response to an active shooter, hostage rescue or barricaded shooter situations.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements SWAT Sniper Training Course #3324.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Enrollment Requirements

Participants enrolling in this course must meet the following
employment status. Please ensure the affiliation on your student
account reflects the following:

  • Licensed or certified peace officer with a current commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency

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

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Physical Requirements

  • All participants will be required to pass basic sniper qualification to receive certification.

Participant Must Provide

  • Rifle, Bolt, or Semi-Auto, 5.56mm or larger caliber (.308 or 6.5 Creedmoor preferred). Must have magnified variable power scope, minimum power 3X9 with quality bases and rings. The scope must have a reticle and matching turrets capable of adjusting and measuring in either MIL/MIL or MOA/MOA.
  • 500 rounds match ammo (No Armor Piercing or Tracer Ammo)
  • Sling (Must assist in sling-supported shooting)
  • Quality Bipod
  • Shooting Sticks/Tripod/Anything to help support the gun
  • Ammo/Mag Pouch
  • Data Book/Clipboard/Notebook with pen/pencil
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Billed Cap
  • Gloves
  • Bean Bag/Shot Sock
  • Range Bag/Small Backpack
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Water Bottle/Camelback
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray
  • Appropriate uniform/ BDUs etc.
  • Boonie Cover
  • Knee and Elbow Pads
  • Shooting Pad/Mat
  • Rangefinder/Binoculars

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.

This course will have varying daily start and end times throughout the course offering. 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.


  • Suppressor (please no muzzle brakes)
  • Kestrel/Anemometer/Weather Station
  • Smartphone with Ballistic App, i.e. Knight’s Bulletflight M, MD Ballistics, Ballistics AE, JBM, ATRAG, Applied Ballistics, etc.
  • Any night vision or thermal devices

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Safety Rules
  • Weapons system
  • Optics and Reticles
  • Care and cleaning
  • Ballistics
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Principles of marksmanship
  • Liability
  • Qualifications

Suggested Audience

  • Participants should be currently commissioned peace officers

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