Instructor Certification Schools


  •  April 3, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This eight-hour course will provide instructor certification for the expandable baton. Officers will be instructed in force management and straight baton curriculum, and will be tested by a written and practical examination. An Iowa Law Enforcement Academy instructor certification will be issued upon successful completion of the class. Required clothing and equipment will consist of (more…)


  •  May 15, 2023 - May 19, 2023
     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…)


  •  May 15, 2023 - May 19, 2023
     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…)


  •  May 22, 2023 - May 26, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This five-day school will provide Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certification as a Precision Driving Instructor. Topics will include: non-emergency, emergency and pursuit driving, instructor development, range safety, range setup and training in program evaluation. Class size will be limited to twenty certified Iowa law enforcement officers. Students are requested to bring safe, operational squad cars, (more…)


  •  May 22, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TASER CEW X26P, X2, 7, and 7 CQ Basic Instructor certification course. Basic Instructor course teaches students how to develop and safely execute scenarios and isolation drills, and provide more in-depth scenario training. Students will learn how to develop and safely implement scenarios; isolation drills and conduct teach backs to hone their instructor skills. Please (more…)


  •  July 10, 2023 - July 14, 2023
     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…)


  •  July 18, 2023 - July 21, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

About the Training: This thirty-two-hour course has been prepared to aid the training administrator in planning and managing the Basic Training Program in RADAR/LIDAR Speed measurement. The purpose is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform speed enforcement activities. To be able to describe the association between higher speeds, crashes, deaths, injuries, and (more…)


  •  August 28, 2023 - September 1, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one-week school, instructed by Academy staff, will provide Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certification as a firearms instructor and will give graduates the skills to establish and operate a departmental firearms program. Topics to be covered will include: weapons safety, principles of marksmanship, familiarization with various law enforcement weapons systems, weapons maintenance, range management, use (more…)


  •  October 23, 2023 - October 27, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This five-day school will provide Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certification as a Precision Driving Instructor. Topics will include: non-emergency, emergency and pursuit driving, instructor development, range safety, range setup and training in program evaluation. Class size will be limited to twenty certified Iowa law enforcement officers. Students are requested to bring safe, operational squad cars, (more…)


  •  November 6, 2023 - November 10, 2023
     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…)