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 4-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. 

If you are interested in hosting a class, please fill out this host agency request form and email to training@combinedsystems.com 

To register for an upcoming class, please fill out this registration form and email to training@combinedsystems.com. The training certificate for all CTSTI training courses is valid for 4 years from the completion. 

Course Offerings

4 Day Less Lethal Certification Program:
This 4-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: $795/student

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: $325/student

1 Day Ballistic Breaching Class: This is an 8-hours 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: $150/
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/
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/
2 Day Penn Arms Armorer's Course: This is 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: $225/
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 & 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: $350/student
3 Day Corrections Course:
This 3-day Instructor Certification Program incorporates two classes from our Instructor Certification Program: Impact Munitions and Chemical Munitions. The third day of this course will focus on restoring order in a Correctional Facility, including, but not limited to, inmates riots. Course is a blend of classroom and field exercises.
Cost: $350/student
July 30-Aug 2, 2019 Montgomery, AL 4-Day ICP
July 30-Aug 2, 2019  Morgantown, WV 4-Day ICP 
Aug 12-15, 2019 Weyers Cave, VA 4-Day ICP
August 20-23, 2019 Franklin, NC 4-Day ICP
August 27-30, 2019 Tuscaloosa, AL  4- Day ICP 
August 27-30, 2019  Fort Worth, TX  4-Day ICP 
September 3-6, 2019  Castle Rock, CO  4-Day ICP 
September 17-20, 2019 St. Petersburg, FL 4-Day ICP
September 17-20, 2019 Brockton, MA 4-Day ICP
September 23-27, 2019  Cosmopolis, WA 4-Day ICP 
October 21-25, 2019 Florence, AL 4-Day ICP 
October 29-31, 2019 Bloomington, IN  4-Day ICP 
November 5, 2019  Walworth, WI 

4-Day ICP 


November 12-15, 2019 Alexandria, VA 4-Day ICP