FTF-Firearms Instructor School


General Description
This two-week school is a basic firearms program for pistol and Type 4 Long Gun (shotgun) for law enforcement and correctional officers. It meets all minimum standards established by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Please review all information carefully before requesting enrollment.

PREREQUISITES: Applicants not adhering to the listed requirements will be denied the seat until prerequisites are met.

- All students requesting enrollment are required to have scored a minimum of 85% on the last two years of day-fire handgun qualifications (this applies to duty weapon only, not secondary). These scores will be verified by the MPCTC Registrar before confirming enrollment. Students not meeting this requirement will be automatically denied a seat in the course.

- All registrations have a closing date of 1 month (30 days) prior to the course starting date. Any cancellations after the closing date may result in the forfeiture of the registration fee.

- This course is limited to 2 STUDENTS per agency. Training coordinators can contact Katie.Johnson@maryland.gov to add students to the wait list. This restriction will be lifted if seats remain available 2 months prior to each program's start date.

- Agencies are able to hold ONE TBD seat per YEAR as of 2024!! Agencies holding a seat with a yet to-be-determined student will need to enter student details at least 2 months prior to the course start date. If a student name is not received by this time, the hold will be automatically removed from the roster.

- Students should review COMAR “Certification – Firearms Provisional Instructor, Line Instructor and Firearms Instructor” prior to attending the course. This regulation establishes minimum requirements for classroom instruction and firearms training and qualification course of fire for the certification of instructor classifications. The minimum passing score Commission-approved instructor qualification course of fire for handgun and Type 4 Long Gun is 90%. Per COMAR, applicants for Firearms Instructor need two or more years employment as a law enforcement or correctional officer within the last 5 years, during which employment the individual was authorized to use or carry a firearm for a minimum of 2 years.

- All applicants for the MPCTC Firearms Instructor Training Program must receive approval from their home agency in order to register for this training (online registration implies approval). Students wishing to attend the course outside of authorization from their agency will not be permitted. Conditions and details on obtaining full Instructor Certification as required by MPCTC can be found here: mdle.net/approval.htm

- Applicants from any non-client law enforcement agencies will be admitted to the class only if there are vacant seats remaining within 1 week of the first day of training. This course is restricted to law enforcement only and not open to civilians. Interested persons can email a signed registration form with payment method indicated to Katie.Johnson@maryland.gov to be added to the wait list. Client Agencies are Maryland certified agencies under the regulated authority of the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commissions (MPCTC). MD Police & Correctional Training Commissions requires credit card information in order to process non-client enrollments (Visa or MasterCard).  

- Students are required to bring: duty belt with an Agency approved pistol with 3 magazines, 1,200 rounds of semi-automatic pistol ammunition, 15 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun SLUG ammunition, 25 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun 00 buck (9 pellet), and 25 rounds of 12 gauge # 8 bird shot ammunition. **The birdshot can be substituted with 25 more rounds of 00 buck (9 pellet) if birdshot is unavailable.** (FTF will provide the use of a shotgun). Students are required to bring note taking material. A student manual will be provided during the program with an electronic copy given at the completion of the program.
Class Information

Location: Firearms Training, 7320 Slacks Road, Sykesville
Dates of Class: 06/17/2024 - 06/21/2024 & 06/24/2024 - 06/28/2024
Approval Number: P45428
Approved Hours: 70
Price: 300.00

Class Description
Course CUT OFF date 5/17/24; RUN dates 6/17-6/28/2024. Training coordinators can contact Katie.Johnson@maryland.gov to edit the roster.

Day 1: 8:00am-4:00pm
Days 2-10: 7:30am-4:00pm
$300 client agencies/$500 non-client
Program Approval Information P45428 / C17928

NEW: If a training coordinator wishes to place a student on the waitlist, please complete the Firearms Instructor Waitlist Request Form.

14 seats of 14 total student seats are occupied for this class.

Please contact your agency training coordinator to register for this class.

Future Class Dates
09/16/2024 - 09/20/2024 & 09/23/2024 - 09/27/2024
12/09/2024 - 12/13/2024 & 12/16/2024 - 12/20/2024

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