Upcoming Training

December 5-6, 2022

Critical Incident Leadership for
Field Supervisors (West Covina, CA)

December 5-9, 2022

Chemical Agent Instructor Course (Sacramento, CA)

December 5-9, 2022

Tactical Rope Rappel Master Course (Vernon, CA)

December 12-13, 2022

Less Lethal Instructor Course (San Bernardino, CA)

December 14-15, 2022

Diversionary Device Instructor Course (San Bernardino, CA)

January 9-13, 2023

SWAT Commander Course (Walnut Creek, CA)

January 9-13, 2023

SWAT Team Leader Course (Walnut Creek, CA)

January 26-27, 2023

Critical Incident Leadership for
Field Supervisors 
(Glendale, CA)

February 6-11, 2023

Basic Firearms Instructor Course (Fresno, CA)

February 27-28, 2023

Tactical Team Training: Planning, Preparation, and Safety (Fresno, CA)

March 13-14, 2023

Critical Incident Leadership for
Field Supervisors 
(Santa Rosa, CA)

April 17-18, 2023

Critical Incident Leadership for
Field Supervisors 
(Fresno, CA)

April 24-27, 2023

Tactical Firearms Instructor Course (Fresno, CA)

Use the Online Registration System


CATO training courses fill up fast and have lengthy waiting lists. Registering online ensures we do not over-book any of our training programs. The system closes registration when the maximum number of attendees is reached. Each attendee receives immediate confirmation when he or she is successfully registered for a course. The online registration system is immediate while invoicing can take weeks to process. By registering online you will be automatically entered onto the course roster and will receive course details via email.

CATO Purchase &
Refund Policy (revised February 2022):

Attendees will receive a full refund if written cancellation is received 45 days prior to event start. A 50 % refund 44 to 31 days prior to event start. No refunds for cancellations less then 30 days prior to event start.

Qualified substitutions are accepted.

Credit towards future courses will not be accepted.

CATO is not responsible for students registering (paying out of their own pocket) before their Department approves of said training, budget issues, and/or staffing or scheduling issues. Refunds are based upon the above timelines.

For all registrations received on or after February 21, 2022, the following processing fees shall apply to all attendee requested cancellations eligible for a full refund:

Course Tuition $0 – $500: $25.00
Course Tuition $500 – $1000: $35.00
Course Tuition over $1000: $50.00

Any questions, please contact CATO’s Director of Training – Doug McGeachy at training@catotraining.org


Doug McGeachy
Director of Training, CATO Academy

CATO Training Waiting List
The CATO training courses fill up very fast. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please send an email to:
Include the course name and dates. If openings become available or when the next course opens for registration, an email will be sent to all who are on waiting lists. Then it will be first come, first served.
Don’t miss out!