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January 29, 2024 - February 2, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bexar County Constable's Office Precinct #4

2711 SE Loop 410 S
Suite 100

San Antonio, TX 78222
Armando Cruz. Jr. - 210.335-4962
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Firearms Instructor Course | TCOLE #2222 | 40 Hours | (10 Registrants Max)

Monday, January 29, 2024

All classes require a minimum of three (3) registrants at least three (3) days prior to the commencement date. If the minimum of registrants is not met, you will be notified through email. Please make sure to bring a notepad and/or electronic device to take notes during class.


  1. Pistol and Shotgun
  2. Three (3) magazines
  3. 400 rounds of 9mm or 40cal ammunition
  4. 2 boxes of heavy Gauge bird shot
  5. 40 rounds of 12 Gauge 00 buck 9 pellet 
  6. 40 rounds of Slug 12 Gauge
  7. Firearm cleaning equipment
  8. Holster with retention
  9. Magazine carrier/pouch
  10. Safety equipment (ear and eye protection)
  11. Clothing appropriate for the weather
  12. Food and water

 *Students will need to bring a revolver to class to meet some of the class objectives (revolver for class purposes only)

This class will exceed the minimum standard of TCOLE and will exceed the minimum requirement of 40 hours due to homework assignment / projects assigned to the students.

Firearms Instructor Certification


This instructor resource guide (IRG) is designed to provide the instructor with the learning objectives and teaching steps needed to construct a complete and effective lesson plan.   By itself the IRG is not a lesson plan but is a guide for the instructor to build on and may be used as a student handout as well.

This IRG provides the student with the information required to be certified as a Firearms Instructor. Application must be made to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for the Firearms Instructor Certificate. A fee is charged for the certificate.

Student Prerequisites:

  • Not prohibited by state or federal law or rule from attending training related to firearms or from possessing a firearm.
  • Never had a license or certificate issued by the Commission suspended or revoked.
  • Currently hold an Instructor Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Commission.
  • Currently employed or designated by the agency chief administrator or academy coordinator as a firearms instructor.
  • Have at least three years’ experience as either a law enforcement officer or a firearms instructor.

Length of Course:

40 hours


Assessment is required for completion of this course to ensure the student has a thorough comprehension of all learning objectives.

The student will be required to shoot two courses of fire (handgun and shotgun) on the first day of the course with a minimum of 90% (2 attempts). If the student is unable to achieve 90% within the allowed attempts, the student will be dismissed and not be allowed to participate in the course.

A comprehensive written examination must be given; it will be supplemented by a skills proficiency demonstration.

The student will also be required to conduct a live fire range session and be skills evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Unless otherwise indicated, the minimum passing score shall be 80%. (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS)

To obtain the certification, the student must successfully complete the current Firearms Instructor course and pay any required fee.

Applicants NOT currently licensed or certified by the commission must submit documents proving that they have met the following requirements.

221.19 To qualify for a firearms instructor proficiency certificate, an applicant must meet all proficiency requirements including:

(1) at least three years’ experience as a licensee or a firearms instructor; 

(2) current instructor license or certificate issued by the commission * Very important

(3) successful completion of the commission’s firearms instructor course, or a firearms instructor course that meets or exceeds the minimum standards established and approved by the commission.


  • 2228 IALEFI Firearms Instructor Course, 
  • NRA Handgun/Shotgun Police Instructor, NRA Pistol/Shotgun Police Instructor, 
  • FBI Firearms Instructor, or FLETC Firearms Instructor Training Program (10 day course) 
  • U.S. DOE Firearms Instructor Course
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