Law Enforcement

Firearms Instructor Course

Jan 4 2022 - Jan 14 2022


This course is designed to train individuals to be firearms instructors with overall program management. The course covers basic firearm knowledge, shotgun, and includes lesson planning, range preparation & safety. Instruction methods including how to define and correct problem shooting techniques will be covered. PSP/CPT credit certification includes Handgun, Shotgun and Rifle.

Requirements Information:

No pre-course qualification is required; written test at the end of course. All participants must have transportation to off site ranges and the following weapons and equipment: 

  • Service handgun, four magazines, duty belt/holster, 800 rounds of handgun ammunition
  • Off duty firearm and holster with 2 magazines/speed loaders (if revolver) and 50 rounds
  • Shotgun with 200 rounds of .00 and 25 rounds of slugs
  • Rifle with 500 rounds ammo and at least 3 magazines
  • NO birdshot - Slugs and .00 buck only
  • A hand held flashlight (even if you have a weapon mounted light)
  • Cleaning equipment and lubricant for all weapons
  • Body armor
  • Wrap around eye protection AND ear protection
  • A brimmed hat

BDU or similar type 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
  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • water

It is required that you have personal transportation for you and your equipment to nearby ranges.

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

College of Record

Gavilan College

College Term



1601 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401

Meeting days/times

Week 1: Tuesday - Friday 0800 - 1900
Week 2: Monday - Friday 0800 to 1700



Additional fees will apply to Non-College Registered Students. Contact our main office at 408-229-4299 for specific amounts.

POST CC# 2540-21640-21-004

Late Cancellation Fee

$50 if cancelled after 12/12/2021

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 reached 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.*Additional fees will apply to Non-College Registered Students. Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 for specific amounts.