Course Descriptions

TASER Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) Instructor Course

This course provides the basic operational theory and practical training to instruct users to reasonably safely and effectively operate TASER CEWs. This course covers the TASER X26, X26P and X2 CEWs, and will certify those who successfully complete the course as TASER instructors for a period of 2 years. This course is open to sworn law enforcement officers, military personnel, and licensed professional security employees. Part 1 of the courses is completed online. New instructors will spend approximately 4 hours online before participating in 16 hours of practical training (Day 1 and Day 2). Recertifying instructors will spend approximately 8 hours online before participating in 8 hours of practical training (Day 2).

Topics covered include:

  • TASER technology
  • Neuro‐muscular incapacitation
  • Medical and safety information
  • Voluntary exposures
  • Legal issues
  • Power sources
  • Cartridges
  • TASER Cam and TASER Cam HD
  • Tactical considerations
  • Targeting
  • Risks associated with CEW use
  • Probe deployment and drive stun
  • Probe removal
  • Policy considerations
  • Post incident consideration

Several knowledge assessments will be completed online as well as written tests during Days 1 and 2. The course also includes several drills and exercises requiring physical exertion. Students should be in good physical condition and must advise the Master Instructor of any preexisting injuries or physical limitations.

Drills include:

  • Non‐Firing drills
  • Firing drills
  • Isolation exercises
  • Stress courses
  • Scenarios

Certification period: 2 years

Evidence Collection & Analysis Course

This one-day course is designed to provide students with critical information regarding Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) post-incident investigations. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • CEW firing record analysis
  • Smart Weapon Pulse Graph considerations
  • Typical CEW error codes and corrective actions
  • Physical and digital evidence considerations and analysis

The ECA course is open to all law enforcement and military personnel. Being a currently certified TASER end-user or instructor is not a prerequisite for this course.

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