Over the past decade, training has become a major priority for law enforcement and corrections officers. At the CTS Training Institute (CTSTI), we take training seriously advocating preparedness before the worst case scenario unfolds. CTSTI is "A Force for Order" combining product tools with knowledge and techniques. Our courses prepare the individual officer for the situation while addressing policy and procedure for the agency managing the risks.

CTSTI offers a variety of training programs. Each program has relevance to CTS products. For example, the less lethal instructor training course, consisting of a 4-day program to certify officers as less-lethal instructors, incorporates less lethal products with classroom instruction and practical application. At the completion of the course, officers have the knowledge of the product and the appropriate techniques to return to their respective agencies and certify others in the safe and effective use of each less-lethal option. In addition to less lethal classes from CTSTI, Penn Arms, the premier manufacturer of less lethal launchers, offers armorer schools for a variety of 37MM and 40MM platforms. 

If you are interested in hosting a class, please fill out this host agency request form and submit to CTS Training Institute: PO Box 506, Jamestown PA, 16134.

To register for an upcoming class, please fill out this registration form and submit to CTS Training Institute: PO Box 506, Jamestown PA, 16134.

Course Offerings

4 Day Less Lethal Certification Program:
This 4-day Instructor Certification Program is taught on an 8 hour/day basis and is designed for officers with a desire to obtain their less lethal instructor certification. Course includes both classroom and range exercisesfocusing on the history, nomenclature, applications,use of force considerations, training, and legalities of less lethal munitions, as well as integrating less lethal munitions into current deparmental methods.
Cost: $795/student

2 Day Ballistic Breaching Instructor Certification Course: This is an 16-hour Instructor Certification Course designed for those officers with a desire to learn new breaching techniques and develop their operational and instructor skills. Course will assist with the integration of the 12 guage breaching option into their current tactical methods. Emphasis on developing a department breaching program, including policies, preplanning, and deployment.
Cost: $325/student

1 Day Ballistic Breaching Class: This is an 8-hours Operator Course designed for hands-on training. The course is a blend of classroom and range exercises designed to teach new techniques as well as develop existing skills. Students may bring their own breaching tools, but are not required to.
Cost: $150/
2 Day SWAT/Tactical Grenadier Course: This is an Operator Course designed for hands on training. Course is a blend of classroom as well as range exercises. Students will experience the use of various munitions and launching platforms for tactical operations.
Cost: $400/
2 Day Field Force Grenadier Course: This is an Operator Course designed for hands-on training. Course is a blend of classroom as well as range exercises. Students will experience a variety of formations, munitions, and launching platforms required to deal with civil order.
Cost: $450/
2 Day Penn Arms Armorer's Course: This is an Armorer's Course designed for those officers assigned to the agency’s armory and responsible for the care and maintenance of weapons and launchers. The course is hands on and will focus on care and repair of Penn Arms 37mm and 40mm launchers. Both single and multi-shot launchers will be covered.
Cost: $225/
2 Day Cell Extraction Instructor Certificaton Course: This is an Instructor Level Course designed to gain understanding and identifying conditions for cell extractions. This course will focus on cell extraction entry teams, positions, and roles to include team & individual equipment needed for extractions. The course identifies use of force issues surrounding protocols that are critical in litigations issues. Course is a blend of classroom and scenario exercises.
Cost: $350/student
3 Day Corrections Course:
This 3-day Instructor Certification Program incorporates two classes from our Instructor Certification Program: Impact Munitions and Chemical Muntions. The third day of this course will focus on restoring order in a Correctional Facility, including, but not limited to, inmates riots. Course is a blend of classroom and field exercises.
Cost: $350/student
January 9-10, 2018 Montgomery, AL. Field Force Grenadier/Operator
January 12, 2018 Alberta, VA. OC/ICP
February 13-16, 2018 McPherson, KS. 4 Day ICP
February 19-22, 2018 Martinsville, VA. 4 Day ICP
March 13-16, 2018 Greenville, OH 4 Day ICP
March 13-14, 2018 Disputanta, VA. 2 Day  Ballistic Breaching (Instructor)
March 19, 2018 Columbus, OH. IM/ICP
March 20-23, 2018 Salemburg, NC 4 Day ICP
March 27-30, 2018 Disputanta, VA. 4 Day ICP
April 3-6, 2018 Bethlehem, GA 4 Day ICP
April 10-11, 2018 Martinsville, VA. 2 Day Ballistic Breaching/Instructor
April 16-19, 2018 Lompoc, CA. 4 Day ICP
April 18-20, 2018 Bellefonte, PA OC/IM/FB ICP
April 23-26, 2018 Norfolk, MA. 4 Day ICP
April 25-27, 2018 Florence, AL Corrections Course
May1-4, 2018 Daphne, AL. 4 Day ICP
May 8-11, 2018 Youngstown, OH 4 Day ICP
May 15-16, 2018 Greenville, OH. 2 Day Ballistic Breaching Instructor Course
May 22-25, 2018 Bristol, VA. 4 Day ICP
June 5-8, 2017 Cottonport, LA. 4 Day ICP
June 12-15, 2018 O'Fallon, MO. 4 Day ICP
June 19-22, 2018 Weyers Cave, VA. 4 Day ICP
August 14-17, 2018 Tuscaloosa, AL. 4 Day ICP
September 25-26, 2018 Weyers Cave, VA 2 Day Cell Extraction Course/Instructor
October 4-5, 2018 Florence, AL 2 Day Cell Extraction Course/Instructor
November 2, 2018 Florence, AL OC/ICP