This criterion is optional. It is not necessary for a candidate to complete this particular criterion for certification.

This criterion is intended to recognize relevant training and education beyond the entry-level SWAT operator school, for example, a course on high risk search warrants, hostage recovery, or barricaded suspects.


A — Assign a unit of value of “1” for each hour of the portion of a course focused on the specific role.

B — Determine the minimum number of successful repetitions this section may be repeated for credit.

C — Determine the maximum number of units of value allowed for this criterion.

K-1Mandatory K-2Elective K-4Elective K-5Elective
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