Less Lethal, Flash Sound Diversionary Device, Chemical Agents Instructor Certification

Course Hours: 40.0 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to provide agency instructors with the knowledge for training in the deployment of less lethal munitions, flash sound diversionary devices, and chemical agents. Topics include philosophy, technology used, and policy development for use of flash sound diversionary devices, chemical agents, and less lethal munitions. 


Sworn Full-Time Law Enforcement Personnel.

Who Should Attend

Training instructors and SWAT instructors tasked with training officers in the use of less lethal munitions, flash sound diversionary devices, and chemical munitions.

Special Notes

This is a National Tactical Officers Association course that is being hosted by GPSTC. You must register with NTOA at http://www.ntoa.org/. The cost for individual NTOA members is $895.00 and non-members is $950.00. Please register no later than 30 days before the start of the course.

Students who have not received an approved level 1, 2, or 3 chemical agent exposure to CS or OC will be required to have an exposure for completions of this course.  However, a waiver is available to students who have already been exposed.  Students who complete the waiver will be exempt from the  level 1,2, and 3 exposure requirements.  It is recognized that many students participating in this course have already been exposed to CS or OC.

 All students will be exposed to pyrotechnic CS for fit and evaluation of their masks.  

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