Firearms Instructor School


April 25 - 28, 2022 - Rhea County

May 23 - 26, 2022 - Maury County

September 5 - 8, 2022 - TLETA

Start/End Time(s) Class will start at 8:00 a.m. each day (with a night fire to be determined the first day of class)


Rhea County Sheriff's Dept. Training Facility
711 Eagle Lane
Evensville, TN  37322


Maury County Sheriff's Department
1300 Lawson White Drive
Columbia, TN  38401


Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy
3025 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN  37214 

Instructor(s) Dwight Williams, Instructor
Scott Wilder, Instructor (April & May)
Keith Dunn, Instructor (September)

This is an intensive performance-oriented course designed to give the students the skills required to be a firearms instructor and manage the required in-service program and firearms training for their agency. Officers must fire 90% with a handgun to complete the course on the first day of class.  One re-shoot will be allowed. Students who fail to complete this requirement will be dismissed from the program.  Attending students must be a certified full-time law enforcement officer and have completed a POST approved Instructor Development School and submit a copy of their certificate with their application for enrollment. This is a Firearms Instructor School and attending students are expected to possess the basic firearms skills with a level of proficiency upon arrival.  If a student commits three (3) or more safety violations during the school, they will be dismissed from the class.   Students are required to bring a shotgun, rifle, and possess the basic skills with these weapons upon arrival.


$220 – Local Agencies

$260 – State Agencies

$520 – Private/Out-of-State Agencies

Length 40 hours
Prerequisites Attending students must have 5 years employment as a POST certified officer and have previously completed a POST approved Instructor Development School and submit a certificate with their application for enrollment.
Materials Students are required to bring:
  • 1000 rounds of handgun ammo required
  • 500 rounds of carbine ammo required
  • 100 rounds of buckshot ammo required
  • 100 rounds of slug ammo required
  • Ballistic vest is required
  • Flashlight is required
  • Suitable range clothing for inclement weather required
  • Duty belt, holster, and mag pouches required
  • Eye-pro is required
  • Ear-pro is required
    Officers will need a laptop with Microsoft Office PowerPoint to complete the required lesson plans 
To Register Your authorized department Acadis Portal user can register you by clicking HERE. Log in and go to the Training & Events tab.
Other Notes Maximum number of students is 20.