Training Courses

Firearms Instructor School



Date:                                   September 3-7, 2018

Pre-Qualification will be done on September 3rd @ 0800


Course Description:


This is the instructor course required for state certification as a firearms instructor.  Students must demonstrate a mastery of all aspects of day and night range operations and proficiency in the use of semi‑automatic pistols, revolvers, and shotguns.   Students are required to pass a comprehensive written examination with a score of 70% or greater, and pass firearms related practical exercises.




Students enrolled in this course should have a general instructor certification.


Students must qualify on the Entry Level Modified Double Action course with a score of 90% or greater.  Students should bring 120 rounds of service handgun ammunition.  All students must report to the Botetourt County Range on September 3, 2018 @0800 and will have two opportunities to obtain a qualifying score.  Students that fail to qualify will not be admitted to the course.


Other Requirements:


All Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy member agency personnel must complete a 48 hour internship in an entry level class prior to receiving their firearms instructor certification.


Ammunition Requirements - (provided by agency in addition to pre-qualification ammo):


1500 rounds of service handgun ammunition

15 rounds of 12 gauge 00 buckshot ‑ 9 pellet

15 rounds of 12 gauge 2: in. rifle slugs



Fee:     No fee for member agencies

             (Non-member agency personnel will be admitted on a seats available basis.)

$500 per officer for non-member agency personnel


In-service Credit:      40 hours (4 legal/36 career development)


Class Size:      Maximum 16 students


Please contact Cindy at Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy, 540-375-3095 or by email to register.