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Patrol Rifle Instructor Recertificationshow details + $175.00 USD  

  •  October 16, 2024
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day course will recertify individuals currently holding ILEA certification as a patrol rifle instructor; upon successful course completion, patrol rifle instructor status will be renewed until 12/31/2027.

Items on the course agenda include:

  • Rifle qualification courses
  • Written exam
  • Introduction to new training material and resources
  • Shooter/coach exercises

Note that this is a full day of training; with the exception of the lunch break, please plan to be at the range until approx. 1630 hours.

Recertifying instructors will be required to score at least 90% on both the ILEA Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Course and the ILEA CQB Qualification Course.  Visit and click “Firearms Course of Fire” under the “Training” menu to find the current required courses of fire and target information.

Equipment Needed:

  • Ball cap and range clothing appropriate for the weather conditions
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Body armor
  • Duty handgun and duty belt
  • Patrol rifle with sling
  • 3 30-round magazines (minimum)
  • 500 rounds of rifle ammunition and 50 rounds of pistol ammunition. Practice ammunition only – duty ammunition is not required.
  • A spotting scope or binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellant, and water/hydration are highly recommended.

Iron sights, red dot sights, magnifiers, low-powered variable optics, and riflescopes are allowed; however, the use of magnification higher than 6x during any qualification course of fire is not allowed.

If you have questions regarding registration or changes to your registration, contact Valerie Hawthorne at 515-331-5770 or

For any other questions, contact Lane Thayer at or 515-331-5759.


SW Iowa Law Enforcement Training Facility, 10073 192nd St., Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51503