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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.

Please click below to view & register for classes:

If you are interested in hosting a class, please fill out this host agency request form.
A minimum of 10 paid registrants is required for a class to be a go. For hosting a course you will receive free hosting seats, up to 4 with a 25 paid seat course (for the basic 3-Day ICP course). For a full list of requirements please email the training coordinator at training@combinedsystems.com

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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
Prices are subject to change for courses in the 2025 year.

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
Prices are subject to change for courses in the 2025 year.

1 Day Ballistic Breaching Class:

This is an 8-hour Operator ONLY Certificate 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
Prices are subject to change for courses in the 2025 year.

 

2 Day SWAT/Tactical Grenadier Course:  CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

This is an Instructor Certification 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
Prices are subject to change for courses in the 2025 year.

 

2 Day field force Grenadier Course:

This is an Instructor Certification 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
Prices are subject to change for courses in the 2025 year.

 

1 Day Penn arms armorer’s Course:

This is an an Armorer’s Course designed for those assigned to the agency’s armory responsible for maintaining maintenance of  launchers.  This is a hands on course focusing on repair of Penn Arms 37mm and 40mm single and multi-pump launchers.  The course includes basic troubleshooting and repairs of the launchers.  This course is needed to perform repairs without voiding launcher warranty.  Agencies attending should bring a Penn Arms launcher to work on.  This course is Penn Arms specific.  If the agency uses a Spring Wound Multi-shot launcher, they should contact training@combinedsystems.com to set up additional training.

Cost: $325/student
Prices are subject to change for courses in the 2025 year.

 

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
Prices are subject to change for courses in the 2025 year.

Training Schedule:

As a requirement of their instructor-level training, students must actively engage in the specific exercises of the course they are signing up for. For these lessons to be effective and for the students to pass the courses, they must be in good physical shape. In some of these courses, students may be exposed to chemical agents.

It is the responsibility of students with medical issues that have to limit their participation to get medical clearance from their doctor before enrolling. Conditions such as high blood pressure, heart issues, lung issues, including bronchitis and asthma, or allergies are among those that call for such a visit.

CTSTI is not responsible for those students who do not seek medical consultation before participating in the course. Those unable to do the exercises cannot finish the instructor level course. It’s the student’s responsibility to ensure they are physically capable of meeting the course requirements.

Start Date:End Date: Course:Hosted By:Location:Course Details:Status:
May 21, 2024May 23, 20243-Day ICP La Crosse Police Dept.La Crosse, WI click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Closed
May 21, 2024May 23, 20243-Day ICP Cayuga County Sheriff OfficeThroop, NY click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Closed
May 28, 2024May 30, 20243-Day ICP Gulf Shores Police Dept.Gulf Shores, AL click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Closed
June 4, 2024June 6, 20243-Day ICP Brockton Police Dept.Brockton, MA click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Closed
June 5, 2024June 7, 20243-Day ICP Searcy Police Dept.Searcy, AR click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Closed
June 11, 2024June 13, 20243-Day ICP MLEOTAPearl, MS click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Closed
June 18, 2024June 20, 20243-Day ICPEau Claire County Sheriff OfficeFall Creek, WI click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Closed CLASS IS FULL
June 24, 2024June 25, 2024Field Force GrenadierAurora Police Dept.Aurora, CO click here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 5/27/2024
June 24, 2024June 26, 20243-Day ICP WADOC WADOC - Coyote RidgeConnell, WA click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Open Until 5/27/2024
June 25, 2024June 25, 20243-Day ICP Florence Police Dept.Florence, AL click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Open Until 5/28/2024
June 26, 2024June 27, 2024Ballistic Breaching Aurora Police Dept.Aurora, CO click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Open Until 5/29/2024
June 27, 2024June 27, 2024Penn Arms Armorers Course WADOCWADOC - Coyote RidgeConnell, WA click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Open Until 5/30/2024
July 9, 2024July 11, 20243-Day ICPSiskiyou County Sheriff OfficeGrenada, CAclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 6/11/2024
July 9, 2024July 11, 20243-Day ICP Howard County Police Dept.Marriottsville, MD click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Open Until 6/11/2024
July 9, 2023July 11, 20233-Day ICP Southwestern OK State University Police Dept.Weatherford, OK click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Open Until 6/11/2024
August 12, 2024August 12, 2024Penn Arms Armorer's Class WADOC WADOC - Washington Corrections CenterShelton, WA click here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 7/15/2024
August 13, 2024August 15, 20243-Day ICP WADOC WADOC - Washington Corrections CenterShelton, WA click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Open Until 7/16/2024
August 27, 2024August 29, 2024Cell ExtractionLincoln County Sheriff OfficeLimon, COclick here to see course detailsCLASS A GO
Registration Open Until 7/30/2024
August 27, 2024August 29, 20243-Day ICP Waterbury Police Dept.Waterbury, CT click here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 7/30/2024
August 27, 2024August 29, 20243-Day ICP Bergen County Regional SWAT TeamMahwah, NJclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 7/30/2024
September 4, 2024September 4, 2024Impact Course Centre CorrectionsBellefonte, PA click here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 8/14/2024
September 5, 2024September 6, 2024Cell Extraction CourseCentre CorrectionsBellefonte, PA click here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 8/15/2024
September 9, 2024September 11, 20243-Day ICPFlagler County Sheriff OfficeBunnell, FLclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 8/12/2024
September 12, 2024September 13, 2024Field Force GrenadierFlagler County Sheriff OfficeBunnell, FL click here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 8/15/2024
September 17, 2024September 19, 20243-Day ICP Town of Geddes Police Dept.Solvay, NYclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 8/20/2024
September 17, 2024September 19, 20243-Day ICP Westfield Police Dept.Westfield, MA click here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 8/20/2024
September 18, 2024September 18, 2024Penn Arms ArmorersTennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TNclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 8/21/2024
September 24, 2024September 26, 20243-Day ICP Cape May Prosecutors OfficeCape May, NJclick here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Open Until 8/27/2024
September 24, 2024September 26, 20243-Day ICPCentral Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training AcademyWeyers Cave, VAclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 8/27/2024
September 24, 2024September 26, 20243-Day ICP Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team SWATYoungstown, OH click here to see course detailsCLASS A GO Registration Open Until 8/27/2024
September 30, 2024October 2, 20243-Day ICPSpringdale Police Dept.Springdale, ARclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until September 2, 2024
October 1, 2024October 3, 20243-Day ICPMonroe County Sheriff OfficeMarathon, FLclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 9/3/2024
October 3, 2024October 4, 2024Ballistic BreachingSpringdale Police Dept.Springdale, ARclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 9/5/2024
October 8, 2024October 10, 20243-Day ICPDouglas County Sheriff OfficeLittleton, COclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 9/10/2024
October 8, 2024October 10, 20243-Day ICPCalvert County Sheriff OfficeLusby, MDclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 9/10/2024
October 8, 2024October 10, 20243-Day ICPPima County Sheriff Dept.Tucson, AZclick here to see course details
Registration Open Until 9/10/2024
October 9, 2024October 11, 20243-Day ICPEureka Police Dept.Pacific, MOclick here to see course details
Registration Open Until 9/11/2024
October 15, 2024October 15, 2024Impact OnlyWhitehall Borough Police Dept.Elizabeth, PAclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 9/17/2024
October 15, 2024October 17, 20243-Day ICPRaymond Laborde Correctional CenterCottonport, LAclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 9/17/2024
October 22, 2024October 24, 20243-Day ICPAPOSTC Law Enforcement Academy, TuscaloosaTuscaloosa, ALclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 9/24/2024
October 29, 2024October 31, 20243-Day ICPWest Covina Police Dept.Chino, CAclick here to see course details
Registration Open Until 10/1/2024
November 5, 2024November 7, 20243-Day ICPAshland Police Dept.Ashland, ORclick here to see course details
Registration Open Until 10/8/2024
November 5, 2024November 7, 20243-Day ICPBarbour County Sheriff Dept.Belington, WV click here to see course details
Registration Open Until 10/8/2024
November 5, 2024November 7, 20243-Day ICP Pasco County Sheriff OfficeSpring Hills, FL click here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 10/8/2024
November 12, 2024November 14, 20243-Day ICP MDCC LETAMoorhead, MS click here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 10/15/2024
November 19, 2024November 21, 20243-Day ICPPottawattamie County SheriffCouncil Bluffs, IAclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 10/22/2024
November 19, 2024November 21, 20243-Day ICPRockland County Sheriff OfficeNew City, NYclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 10/22/2024
December 18, 2024December 18, 2024Penn Arms ArmorersCA DOC & RehabGalt, CAclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 11/20/2024
February 4, 2025February 6, 20253-Day ICPSedgwick County Sheriff OfficeGoddard, KSclick here to see course detailsRegistration Open Until 1/7/2025