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IALEFI® Firearms Instructor Course: Your Passport to Mastery

A comprehensive 44-hour program, this course doesn’t just teach – it immerses, challenges, and inspires.

Embark on a transformative journey with the IALEFI® Firearms Instructor Course – meticulously crafted to empower the next generation of law enforcement, military, and security firearms instructors. With a comprehensive 44-hour program, this course doesn’t just teach – it immerses, challenges, and inspires.


Why Choose the IALEFI® Firearms Instructor Course?

  • Hands-on Engagement: Experience a fully interactive learning environment where you’re not just a participant but a contributor. Dive deep into the art of teaching, under the guidance of seasoned instructors who share decades of experience.
  • Dynamic Curriculum: Grasp everything from the bedrock principles to the nuanced complexities of firearms instruction. From understanding liabilities to honing practical range skills, our curriculum is a rich tapestry of knowledge.
  • Real-World Application: Analyze real court cases, delve into high-profile officer-involved shooting incidents, and strategize actionable lessons from each. Prepare yourself for real-world challenges with our dynamic scenario-based learning.
  • Comprehensive Skill-building:
  1. Duties and Dynamics: Discover the myriad roles and responsibilities of firearms instructors.
  2. Instructional Excellence: Craft compelling lesson plans and harness effective teaching methodologies to impart knowledge seamlessly.
  3. Range Mastery: Learn the nuances of range commands, safety protocols, and control measures, ensuring every session you conduct is both efficient and safe.
  4. Troubleshooting Talents: Become adept at diagnosing and rectifying shooter issues, ensuring every trainee under your guidance reaches their peak potential.
  5. Esteemed Pedigree: Developed by an elite panel of subject matter experts, our course has been rigorously tested and refined based on feedback, ensuring an unmatched learning experience.
  • Versatility: Whether you’re kickstarting your journey as a firearms instructor or seeking to supplement your existing training, our course offers a comprehensive solution tailored to meet diverse needs.


Course Highlights Include:

  • Orientation and Comprehensive Overview
  • In-depth IALEFI® Safety Checks and Pretests
  • Unpacking Liability through Court Case Analyses
  • Equipment Deep Dive: Pistols, Revolvers, and More
  • Practical Range Exercises, including Low-Light Scenarios
  • Thorough Written Examination to Test Your Mastery

At the heart of the course is a commitment to excellence. We aim to cultivate instructors who are not just technically proficient, but also effective educators, strategic thinkers, and pillars of their respective communities.

Take the next step in your professional journey with a course that sets the gold standard in firearms instruction. For sponsorship or to reserve your seat, connect with IALEFI® at or dial 603 524-8787. Elevate your skills, and amplify your impact.


Annual Training Conference

The Annual Training Conference (ATC) is an annual seminar providing informative individual classes and dynamic live fire range exercises that are topical, relevant, and dependent to law enforcement, military, and private sector firearms instructors.  

Firearms Instructor Course

The IALEFI® Firearms Instructor Course is designed to train and certified law enforcement, military, and licensed security personnel as instructors. This 44-hour course is interactive with students directly participating in course presentations through developing and teaching segments of learning while being mentored by experienced firearms instructors. 

Complete Range Master Course

Range masters and firearms instructors must be proficient in a broad-spectrum of skills including organization training, and documentation. They must have a comprehensive understanding of the responsibility undertaken when accepting this position. Programs they design and implement may result in taking a life that could result in litigation.  

Master Instructor Development Program

The IALEFI Master Instructor Development Program (MIDP) was designed to provide continuing education to individuals certified as firearms instructors. Foundation courses of the MIDP include instructor level training on the three most commonly utilized law enforcement weapon systems, handgun, rifle, and shotgun. 

Regional Training Conference

Much like the IALEFI Annual Training Conference (ATC), the Regional Training Conference (RTC) is a two to three day firearms instructor training event hosted by a local law enforcement agency or private range. Topics are often dictated by the host or local law enforcement needs

Custom Training

IALEFI will present training programs on a variety of law enforcement firearms-related topics upon request. Examples of these programs include active shooter for patrol officers, in-service training for snipers, or in-service firearms training for an entire agency.  

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