Law Enforcement

Firearms Instructor Update

Jun 21 2021 - Jun 23 2021


This 24 hour refresher course covers training, resources, and range operations. It includes close-quarter techniques, shotgun handling, patrol rifle, concealed carry techniques and training, handgun discipline and issues in uses of force. There is no pre-course shooting qualification.

Designed For

Current firearms instructors providing new and updated training/shooting techniques. This course covers POST training requirements for subjects such as Lesson Plan Development & Methods of Instruction; reviews use of force policies and student's courses of fire (please bring an example of your course of fire). Prerequisite: Basic Firearms Instructor Certification (POST or an equivalent).


Participants must have the following weapons/equipment:

  • service handgun, three magazines, duty belt with a minimum of 300 rounds handgun ammunition, 50 rounds shotgun ammunition .00 and 10 rounds of shotgun slug
  • bring department issued shotgun (if you need us to provide a shotgun for you, please email Jimmy Hoag:
  • patrol rifle, at least 3 magazines, and 400 rounds
  • cleaning equipment and lubricant for all weapons
  • flashlight
  • body armor
  • wrap around eye protection
  • ear protection

BDU or similar style pants are to be worn for class. No red colored garments are to be worn by students while in class or on the range, no shorts or sandal type shoes.

Optional Equipment

  • hydration system
  • knee/elbow pads
  • rain gear
  • sunscreen
  • water

Note: this is not strictly a "shooting class" and many rounds of ammunition brought to the course may not be used.


.50 Semester Unit


Certificate awarded upon completion.

College of Record

Gavilan College

College Term



1601 Coyote Point
San Mateo

Meeting days/times

Monday - Wednesday 8:00 - 17:00



CCN #2540-21740-20-001

Late Cancellation Fee

$50 Late Cancellation Fee 6/4/2021

Payment Information

All classes require full payment or a designated deposit at time of reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard (a transaction fee of 2% will apply), cash, money order and cashier’s checks (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available.

*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. When possible, students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at any time by the State Chancellor’s office may require collection of additional fees from students.

Students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and (1) day prior to start of college semester or do not meet other college criteria may be considered “out-of-state” students, and subject to additional fees to the ones listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.


Agency personnel: please phone in (or email to: the following information:

  • Class Requested
  • Agency Name
  • Training Officer (TO) Name
  • TO's Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Attendee Name(s), Email Address, DOB
  • Method of payment if applicable

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit full or partial payment, depending on the class

Non-U.S. Citizens: If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, email a copy of the front and back of the card (indicate the class in which you are registering) to:

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All classes require full payment due by or before the first day of class. Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list, your reservation must be cancelled no later than 30 days prior to first day of class. After the 30-day cancellation period, students/agencies will forfeit a minimum of $50 for materials expenses associated with unexcused cancellations. Substitutions or transfer of your reservation to another student is permitted upon approval.

Course Cancellation by South Bay

Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reach for the course three weeks prior to the beginning of the class, the class may be cancelled and any deposits/payments will be refunded in full.

College Application Process

This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, Hartnell College, Lake Tahoe Community College, College of San Mateo, and Cabrillo College.

Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of the above accredited institutions.

Funds generated through this process offset the costs of each course, thereby reducing student fees for the student/agency and allowing us to present more courses. Consequently, we require all students taking one of our college-based courses to apply to the designated college using OpenCCC, the online college application system by which the majority of community colleges collects registration and transcription information.

Students will receive reservation confirmation and class information along with college application instructions approximately 45 days before the class starts. If applicable, you will be required to complete the college application process and submit your South Bay Registration Form, to include your OpenCCC and applicable College ID numbers no later than 30 days before the class start date.*Failure to complete the college application process may result in your cancellation from the course or additional course/cancellation fees.