Instructor Certification Schools


  • January 24, 2022 - January 28, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a rigorous five-day course which will provide an instructor certification in the area of defensive tactics. Required clothing and equipment will consist of department training Polo’s or T-Shirts, BDU style training pants, athletic shoes, duty belt, training weapon if available, ballistic vest, mouth guard, groin protection and handcuffs.  This will provide a valid (more…)


  • February 28, 2022 - March 4, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

These five days of instructor training provides certification as an Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Instructor. The SFST instructor-development training program involves the methodology of SFST detecting and apprehending impaired drivers, mechanics of testing, recognizing the clues, how to properly administer the tests and other instructional topics acquired with standardized field (more…)


  • April 18, 2022 - April 22, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NOTICE: THE PRE-REQUISITE FOR THIS INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL IS THE FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL This one-week school, instructed by Academy staff, will provide Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certification as a rifle instructor and will give graduates the skills to establish and operate a departmental rifle program. Topics to be covered will include: history of the law enforcement (more…)


  • November 28, 2022 - December 2, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

These five days of instructor training provides certification as an Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Instructor. The SFST instructor-development training program involves the methodology of SFST detecting and apprehending impaired drivers, mechanics of testing, recognizing the clues, how to properly administer the tests and other instructional topics acquired with standardized field (more…)