Utah Department of Public Safety

POST - Instructor Development

This class is required for officers who want to instruct POST sponsored classes as well as attending any of the firearms based instructor courses. The Instructor Development course will provide the peace officer instructor with a working knowledge of how to develop performance objectives, lesson plans, utilizing proper teaching methods, etc.

Officers who successfully complete the Instructor Development course will be recognized as POST certified instructors.

This course is limited to 28 students, and must have a minimum of 20.

A written and skills based test will be administered where the officer needs to achieve 70% or greater to pass.

This course is one of the three, POST required courses for the Mid-Management Certificate.

Student Notes:

  • Attention: Due to the demand for this course, a one week cancellation is required, if you are registered and fail to cancel at least one week (7 days) prior to the first day of class you will not be considered for this training for the next class offered.  This is to consider those that are on a wait list and to also fill the current class.
  • This class is not a PowerPoint class, however, it is recomended that students bring a laptop computer to the training.
  • Important: In an effort to save resources we have gone paperless. This will require that you print your own course materials and have them with you on the first day of class. When you register for the class we will provide the attachment or link for you to print materials. Please provide your email address so that we can send you the attachment. We will not print this material for you on the first day of class. Please anticipate this for all future POST classes. Thank you for your assitance in our effort to conserve.

Contact Sheryl Allums sallums@utah.gov to register and to receive attachment or link for course materials.

Dress code for attending POST classes is a neat, clean, and professional appearance.  Slacks, shirts with collars, and/or department uniform can be worn.  No shorts, cut-offs, open toe shoes, sweats, tank tops, or t-shirts are permitted.


Course Dates Location TIme Status
April 7-10, 2014 Hosted by the Bountiful Police Department located at 805 South Main Street in Bountiful, Utah.  0800 Closed/FULL
May 12 -15, 2014 Hosted by the St. George Police Department located at 265 North 200 East in St. George, Utah. 0800 Closed/Full
June 16-19, 2014 Hosted by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office. Training located at 3365 S. 900 W., SLC, Utah. IMPORTANT: See student notes above concerning course materials. 0800 Closed/Full
August 4-7, 2014 Hosted by the Eastern Peace Officer Academy.  Training located at 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah. 0800 Completed
October 6-9, 2014 Training will be hosted by and held at the Cache County Sheriff's Office located at 1225 West Valley View (200 North) Logan, Utah. 0800 FULL/Closed
November 4-7, 2014 Training will be hosted by the St. George Police Department located at 265 North 200 East in St. George, Utah. 0800



January 26-29, 2015 Training will be hosted by the Utah County Sheriffs Office located at 3075 North Main in Spanish Fork, Utah. (The training room will be in the south west building of the complex, across from the gas pumps). 0800 Open


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Last updated: 07/29/13