The Master Defensive Tactics Instructor Certificate is designed to give graduates a recognized credential that can translate into greater recognition within their respective field. After completing five required courses, graduates will have an understanding of basic defensive tactics and how to use those basic techniques against an edged weapon, on the ground, or on the move dynamically.

Required Courses

Once all five courses have been completed, applicants should confirm they meet all certificate requirements using the Master Defensive Tactics Instructor Application and return to the TEEX Law Enforcement & Security Training division. Eligibility of each candidate will be reviewed and email notification of decision will be sent.

Master Defensive Tactics Instructor


Funding Options: DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types: Online Face-to-Face Blended Online Instructor-Led
Category Course # Course Title Description Division
Master Defensive Tactics Instructor LET641 Legal Issues for Use of Force Instructors
This course is designed to help officers stay up to date with liability issues that relate to incidents of use of force. Participants learn about the rights and duties of a peace officer during use of force and deadly encounters, potential liabilities, department accountability, and the importance of training protocols to ensure the protection of constitutional rights.This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Legal Issues for Use of Force Instructors #78044. Show less
This course is designed to help officers stay up to date with liability issues that relate to incidents of use of force. Participants learn about the rights and duties of a peace officer during use of force and deadly encounters, potential liabilities, department accountability, and the… Show more
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Master Defensive Tactics Instructor LET652 Arrest and Control Tactics Instructor
Participants will learn modern self defense concepts and principals for all levels of resistance that can be used if attacked in the line of duty. Officers will be able to return to their agency and train personnel in these defensive tactics.This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for TEEX Defensive Tactics Course #78035.Participant Testimonials:”[The] objectives were clearly stated and highlighted by the instructor. [Those objectives] were addressed through both classroom and practical application which enhanced the learning process.””Our instructor was prepared and knowledgeable… Made the effort to ensure everyone gained the required knowledge to pass the course.” Show less
Participants will learn modern self defense concepts and principals for all levels of resistance that can be used if attacked in the line of duty. Officers will be able to return to their agency and train personnel in these defensive tactics.This course meets Texas Commission on Law… Show more
Face-to-Face ILEPSE Learn More about Arrest and Control Tactics Instructor
Master Defensive Tactics Instructor LET658 Advanced Defensive Tactics Instructor
This advanced course is designed to build upon the tactics learned in the prerequisite Arrest and Control Tactics Instructor course. Focus will be placed on how to use these foundational techniques on the move and as a team.This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for TEEX Advanced Defensive Tactics Course #78039. Show less
This advanced course is designed to build upon the tactics learned in the prerequisite Arrest and Control Tactics Instructor course. Focus will be placed on how to use these foundational techniques on the move and as a team.This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement… Show more
Face-to-Face ILEPSE Learn More about Advanced Defensive Tactics Instructor
Master Defensive Tactics Instructor LET705 Reality Based Training Instructor
Effective scenario training enables participants to gain valuable hands-on experience and improve their skills for public safety and security. Safety and realism are the two most important elements in reality-based training. This course is designed to teach participants how to safely design and implement scenario based training within their agency. Participants will learn how to effectively develop and evaluate a scenario training plan that is safe and effective. Upon completing this course, participants obtain several training scenarios that they will be able to take back to their agencies to immediately utilize.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements LET705 TEEX RBTI Course #78032. Show less
Effective scenario training enables participants to gain valuable hands-on experience and improve their skills for public safety and security. Safety and realism are the two most important elements in reality-based training. This course is designed to teach participants how to safely design… Show more
Face-to-Face ILEPSE Learn More about Reality Based Training Instructor
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