Firearms Instructor School


April 22-25, 2024 - Columbia, TN

June 3-6. 2024 - Union City, TN

July 29-August 1, 2024 - Harriman, TN

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)

Obion County Sheriff’s Department
1700 N 5th Street
Union City, TN 38261

Roane County Sheriff’s Department Firing Range
221 White Pine Road
Harriman, Tennessee

Instructor(s) Dwight Williams, Instructor
Scott Wilder, Instructor

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. 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 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. Students will be required to shoot a 50 round accuracy course using a handgun with a minimum score of 90 on Day 1 of the program. One re-shoot will be allowed. Students who fail to complete this requirement will be dismissed from the program. Students are required to bring a shotgun, rifle, and possess the basic skills with these weapons upon arrival. 

Fee(s) $220 – Local Agencies
$260 – State Agencies
$520 – Private/Out-of-State Agencies
Length 40 hours
Prerequisites Minimum of 5 years law enforcement experience.
POST approved Instructor Development School.
Pass a Basic Qualification Course with 90% or better. 
Materials Students are required to bring:
  • 1000 rounds of handgun ammo required
  • 300 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-protection is required
  • Ear-protection 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.

If you have any questions regarding this class, please contact Kelly Morgan at or 615.741.8299.