Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Course Descriptions

Baton Instructor Certification Course

All non-certified law enforcement personnel will at a minimum have one-year experience with their agency prior to becoming an instructor and will not be a probationary employee.

Supporting documentation is required. In order to attend an instructor class, you must provide proof of the following: ASP or Expandable Baton Instructor: (7) hours or more of previous ASP or Expandable Baton instruction from an Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certified ASP or Expandable Baton Instructor.

Certificates issued after the previous training was completed indicating the type of training, the instructor’s name, date and location of the training and numbers of hours, or a letter signed by your department’s hiring authority or training officer on department letterhead indicating the type of training, the instructor’s name, date and location of the training, and the number of hours are required documentation.

After your on-line registration is completed supporting documentation is required. Documentation must be received within 10 days of the scheduled Instructor course. Hand carried documentation will not be accepted. Verification of previous training must be completed before the beginning of each course.

This course will provide instructor certification for the Expandable Baton. Officers will be instructed in force management and Expandable Baton curriculum, and will be tested by a written and practical examination. An Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Instructor certification will be issued.

Required clothing and equipment will consist of an Instructor Polo/Department Training Polo or T-Shirt, BDU style training pants, athletic shoes with good lateral support, duty belt with baton and holster, ballistic vest, mouth and groin protection and handcuffs. Officers attending must have attended an 8 hour basic end user baton class prior to this school.