Utah Department of Public Safety

POST - Defensive Tactics Instructor

The Defensive Tactics Instructor course is for those officers who desire to be recognized as a POST certified Defensive Tactics Instructor.

The following requirements must be completed in order to receive the instructor certification:

- Successfully complete "Phase 1" (Spring) and "Phase 2" (Fall), 40 hour
defensive tactics instructor courses.
- Instruct 40 hours of defensive tactics techniques under the supervision of a current POST certified defensive tactics instructor.

- Officers beginning the program must attend the spring course first and then the fall course. Defensive Tactics Instructor certification is valid for three years upon completion of all required training listed above.

Student Notes:

Important: Classes restricted to 24 students.

To apply for the course, candidates should have Agency Administrator or Training Coordinator register them for the training through the POST Portal at www.post.utah.gov or if you don't have an POST Portal Account- please send an email with your full name and agency to: support@utahpost.org


Course Dates Location TIme Status
March 23-27, 2015 (Phase 1) POST
410 West 9800 South, Sandy
0800-1700 Open
November 2-6, 2015 (Phase 2) POST
410 West 9800 South, Sandy
0800-1700 Open


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