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Advanced Instruction for Marksmanship

4 Training Days
Locations Offered: 


The Advanced Instruction for Marksmanship (AIM) is designed to meet the need for a higher-level continuing education plan for seasoned firearms instructors. The program focuses on philosophies and techniques for effective coaching of firearms skill. An AIM graduate can expect to improve on problem identification and the ability to implement strategies for enhancing shooting skill at all proficiency levels.


  1. Applicant must be a Direct Law Enforcement Support Personnel (DLESP).
  2. Must have graduated from a firearms instructor training school presented by such organizations as the FLETC, NRA, FBI/DEA, USSS or equivalent.
  3. Must be in good physical condition with no medical restrictions.
  4. Must be actively engaged in firearms training.
  5. Must be an agency-designated firearms instructor.

Required Training Materials

  • Cheltenham students must bring proper range attire.  
  • All students must bring  issued semi-automatic pistol, duty belt with holster (no trigger finger manipulation, cross-draw or thigh holsters), and a minimum of 3 magazines. Ammunition and range safety equipment will be provided.

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • FLETC Practical Pistol Course (FLETC PPC)
  • Off-Range Firearms Safety - FITP
  • Firearms Safety Briefing
  • Coaching Principles
  • Teaching and Coaching Firearms Skills
  • Shooter Analysis and Corrections
  • Firearms Course Development
  • Introduction to Ballistics
  • Equipment and Technology Update

Program Registration

  • The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) partner with numerous federal agencies to provide law enforcement training. If you are a member of one of these Participating Organizations, please contact your agency training officer for class availability.  If your agency is not a partner organization of the FLETC and you are interested in attending a course, please contact us at FLETC Admissions. Class availability is limited for non-partner organizations. 
  • The FLETC supports our local law enforcement communities by providing training opportunities, onsite at FLETC campuses and exported to host locations across the United States. State, local and tribal officers can apply for this training at FLETC Application for Student Training (FAST).
  • For more information on all training at FLETC, please contact us at FLETC Admissions.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 554-4321
Charleston: (843) 746-0865
Cheltenham: (301) 877-8438