Date: February 6-11, 2023

POST Control #: 1185-32109-22001


Tuition: $1,483

Location: Fresno Police Department Regional Training Center
6375 West Central Avenue Fresno, CA 93706

CATO is proud to announce a new course in our training library – Basic Firearms Instructor Course (BFIC). BFIC is a 60-hour / 6-day course (Monday – Saturday) and incorporates pistol, shotgun, and carbine (short-barreled rifle). BFIC is POST approved – Plan IV (POST Control # – 1185-32109-19001).

This course is designed for Law Enforcement personnel (or other personnel) who are responsible for the firearms training for their agency or organization. BFIC is designed as an entry level course that a newly assigned firearms instructor would attend. The course includes safety protocols, lesson plan development, training documentation, decision making, course of fire development, running a range, lethal force options, and adult learning concepts.

The course instructors are Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Weapons Training Unit Instructors. These instructors have extensive experience in training new Firearms Instructors, new recruits, in-service personnel, firearms operations and instruction that they will be sharing with students in this course.

This course requires student to qualify with pistol, shotgun and carbine on the first day of class. The qualification courses will be provided before the course begins, giving students “time to practice” the qualification course of fire. Failure to qualify will be cause from dismissal from the course.

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