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Submachine Gun Instructor Training Program (SMGITP)

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The Submachine Gun Instructor Training Program (SMGITP) is a one week program, designed to train the law enforcement officer to be a submachine gun instructor with knowledge in course of fire development, nomenclature, safety rules, safe handling, loading and unloading, safe operation and maintenance of multiple submachine guns. The submachine guns used in this program include: H&K MP-5 and UMP-40, Colt M-4 and SMG (9mm) and the FN P90.  These weapons are provided if not provided by your agency.

Graduation from the program requires the firing of two qualification courses.  One qualification course uses the H&K MP-5 and the other uses the Colt M-4.

Type: Advanced

Length: 5 class days


Instructors assigned to coordinate and work with these programs have a significant background in law enforcement/military and special weapons training.  The instructional staff includes personnel from federal, military, state and municipal law enforcement agencies.  All instructors assigned to teach in these programs attend special instructor training programs in the disciplines assigned.

Prerequisites for Attendance

For acceptance into this program, the applicant must meet the following criteria: pass a FLETC health screening; is an agency designated firearms instructor who has graduated from a firearms instructor training program and currently serves as a full-time law enforcement officer, or active military. The Program Manager recommends that the applicant be a graduate of an instructor development course offered by a recognized training academy. The applicant should have a minimum of one year experience as a firearms instructor.

Additional Information

It is recommended that participants in this training program bring the following equipment issued by their agency.

  • Submachine gun
  • Handgun
  • All Web gear, magazines, etc.

If the transportation of agency firearms is not possible, the FLETC will supply the needed firearms.  FLETC will also supply ammunition and student uniforms. 

Upon request, this program is also available as an export to an agency’s location.

Contact Information

If you need additional information or have questions about the advanced training programs offered by the FAD, please refer to the contact information below.

FAD, Building 166
1131 Chapel Crossing Road
Glynco, GA  31524

Telephone:  912-267-2278


Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.