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  • December 9, 2019 - December 13, 2019
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Intuitive Defense Shooting Instructor Development Course is an intense academic 5-day program designed to give you insight into and increase your understanding of, the principles and concepts that underlie the IDS Program. This course also focuses on helping you to be able to share that information with others.

The course will consist of some range with over 40 hours of classroom lecture & discussion and assigned homework for the evenings. In addition to the concepts specific to IDS, adult learning, neuro-scientific principles of learning & ambush response, professionalism and marketing your courses will be covered as well. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to become eligible for certification as IDS Instructors through their participation in a written exam and a subjective teaching test. After successfully completing both tests, candidates must team teach or assist in one full class before becoming fully certified to teach on their own. If an IDSID Student does not successfully pass the tests during the course, they may re-test (for no additional fee) in the future.

The IDSID Course has been called a “Graduate Program in Defensive Firearms Training” and is often compared to college coursework by attendees. Prior participation in end-user CFS or IDS Training is the only pre-requisite to attend. Historically, since 2004, there is an approximately 50% success rate for students seeking certification as instructors.

Open to:
General Public / Law Enforcement / Military / Private Security

Course Eligibility
Must have completed a Combat Focus Shooting or Fundamentals of Combat Focus Shooting or Intuitive Defense Shooting course

Cost: $1500 

Please bring the following gear to the course:

  • 250 Rounds of Ammunition
  • Hearing and Eye Protection 
  • Defensive Handgun
  • Rigid Holster 
  • 3+ Magazines
  • We will provide a notebook for taking notes and handouts
  • Pens/Pencils

Students should arrive at 8:45 AM and be ready to begin class by 9:00 AM. Plan on about an hour lunch, and ending time about 5-6 PM each day, although some days may go late. There is a debriefing at the end of day 3.



Venue Phone: (775) 826-2626

Venue Website:

2325 Market St, Reno, Nevada, 89502


We’re between Reno Harley-Davidson® on Market St and Mesa Rim Reno on Harvard Way, with easy access off of Yale.