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Over the past decade, training has become a major priority for law enforcement and corrections officers. At the CTS Training Institute (CTSTI), we take training seriously, advocating preparedness before the worst case scenario unfolds. CTSTI is “A Force for Order”, combining product tools with knowledge and techniques. Our courses prepare the individual officer for the situation while addressing policy and procedure for the agency managing the risks.

CTSTI offers a variety of training programs. Each program has relevance to CTS products. For example, the less-lethal instructor training course, consisting of a 3-day program to certify officers as less-lethal instructors, incorporates less-lethal products with classroom instruction and practical application. At the completion of the course, officers have the knowledge of the product and the appropriate techniques to return to their respective agencies and certify others in the safe and effective use of each less-lethal option. In addition to less-lethal classes from CTSTI, PENN ARMS, the premier manufacturer of less-lethal launchers, offers armorer schools for a variety of 37MM and 40MM platforms.

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Course Offerings

3 Day Less-Lethal Instructor Certification Program:

OC/Aerosol, Impact Munition, Chemical Munitions, Flashbang/Stingball

This 3-day Instructor Certification Program is taught on an 8 hour/day basis and is designed for officers with a desire to obtain their less-lethal instructor certification. Course includes both classroom and range exercises focusing on the history, nomenclature, applications,use of force considerations, training and legalities of less-lethal munitions, as well as integrating less-lethal munitions into current departmental methods.

Cost: $895/student

2 Day Ballistic Breaching Instructor Certification Course:

2 Day Ballistic Breaching Instructor Certification Course: This is an 16-hour Instructor Certification Course designed for those officers with a desire to learn new breaching techniques and develop their operational and instructor skills. Course will assist with the integration of the 12 gauge breaching option into their current tactical methods. Emphasis on developing a department breaching program, including policies, preplanning and deployment.

Cost: $350/student

1 Day Ballistic Breaching Class:

This is an 8-hour Operator Course designed for hands-on training. The course is a blend of classroom and range exercises designed to teach new techniques as well as develop existing skills. Students may bring their own breaching tools, but are not required to.

Cost: $175/student


2 Day SWAT/Tactical Grenadier Course:

This is an Operator Course designed for hands on training.  Course is a blend of classroom as well as range exercises. Students will experience the use of various munitions and launching platforms for tactical operations.

Cost: $400/student


2 Day field force Grenadier Course:

This is an Operator Course designed for hands-on training.  Course is a blend of classroom as well as range exercises.  Students will experience a variety of formations, munitions and launching platforms required to deal with civil order.

Cost: $450/student


2 Day Penn arms armorer’s Course:

This is an an Armorer’s Course designed for those officers assigned to the agency’s armory and responsible for the care and maintenance of weapons and launchers.  The course is hands on and will focus on care and repair of Penn Arms 37mm and 40mm launchers.  Both single and multi-shot launchers will be covered.

Cost: $325/student


2 Day cell extraction Instructor Certification  Course:

This is an Instructor Level Course designed to gain understanding and identifying conditions for cell extractions.  This course will focus on cell extraction entry teams, positions and roles to include team and individual equipment needed for extractions.  The course identifies use of force issues surrounding protocols that are critical in litigations issues.  Course is a blend of classroom and scenario exercises.

Cost: $450/student


Training Schedule:

Start Date:End Date: Course:Location:Status:
November 30, 2021December 2, 20213-Day ICP Morehead, MS
January 25, 2022January 27, 20223-Day ICP Henderson, NC
February 1, 2022February 3, 20223-Day ICPOcala, FL
March 15, 2022March 17, 20223-Day ICP Ogden, UT
March 21, 2022March 22. 2022SWAT Grenadier Ocala, FL
March 22, 2022March 24, 20223-Day ICP McPherson, KS
March 23, 2022March 24, 2022Field Force Grenadier Ocala, FL
March 28, 2022March 30, 20223-Day ICP Mesa, AZ
March 31, 2022April 1, 2022Penn Arms Armorer's CourseMesa, AZ
April 4, 2022April 6, 20223-Day ICP Spartansburg, SC
April 7, 2022April 9, 20223-Day ICP Castle Hayne, NC
April 12, 2022April 14, 20223-Day ICP Edmond, OK
April 20, 2022April 22, 20223-Day ICP St. Louis, MO
May 24, 2022May 26, 20223-Day ICP Weyers Cave, VA
July 18, 2022July 20, 20223-Day ICP Florence, AL
July 26, 2022July 28, 20223-Day ICP Germantown, WI