Courses of Instruction


  • June 3-5, 2015

Prerequisite: This is an intensive three-day course designed for graduates of the Missouri State Highway Patrol firearms instructor school, who attended prior to 2010. Marginal shooters should not apply for this school. This course is not designed to teach an officer how to shoot or manipulate a rifle, but rather how to instruct others to shoot and perform the manipulations.  It should be noted that this is a physically demanding course requiring running, jumping, calisthenics, and shooting from various positions, not limited to only standing, kneeling, and prone.  Officers should arrive with a properly functioning and zeroed rifle.

In order to obtain an instructor certificate, students must have a minimum score of 90% on each testing phase (rifle qualification and final written examination).  A student completing the course but failing to meet the qualification standards will not receive a certificate. Chief executive officers of attending students are requested to ensure those students can meet the minimum qualifications. Prospective students can contact the Academy to obtain a copy of the rifle qualification course of fire.

NOTE:  Students exhibiting unsafe firearms handling during the course will be requested to leave.

Course Description: This is an advanced course that includes instruction on patrol rifle nomenclature and fundamentals of teaching shooting positions. In addition, reloads, manipulation of malfunctions, outdoor tactical courses, and student teaching exercises will also be included.

Who Should Attend: Graduates of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Firearms Instructor School, who attended prior to 2010.

Required Equipment: Patrol duty rifle, 3 rifle magazines, sling, web gear with holster, pistol and rain gear.

Ammunition Requirements: 700 rounds rifle ammunition, 200 rounds pistol ammunition.

Tuition/Registration Fees: Registration fees are due by the first day of class.  If fees are not paid in full prior to completion of class, certificates and continuing education hours will not be issued unless payment is received.


  • $229 - tuition, meals, and lodging
  • $121 - tuition and meals

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 3 hours of Technical Studies
  • 21 hours of Skill Development

Mineral Area College Credit:

  • None
  1. Sergeant Brandon White
  2. 573-751-9945
  1. For questions concerning enrollment:
  2. Jeanette Ford
  3. 573-751-3626 or

Application For Training