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  • August 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Reality-Based Training Instructor Development course is a 3-day program consisting of Classroom Sessions and Scenario Experiences. This program has been developed to provide an opportunity for those currently teaching defensive shooting to their students to take their courses to the next level by integrating efficient force-on-force training scenarios to complement classroom and live-fire range sessions. Military and Law Enforcement have been using Reality Based Training with Non-Lethal Training Ammunition ("marking cartridges") for many years. The time has come for these techniques and this technology to become part of mainstream defensive firearms instruction, but it must be done responsibly. This program takes advantage of over a decade of experience running RBT for students in military special operations & law enforcement as well as catering programs to civilian students for home & personal defense.

The Classroom Sessions and Scenario Experiences cover how to safely and responsibly conduct RBT Sessions, the Fundamental Concepts of RBT, as experiential learning principles. A detailed discussion of NLTA and RBT Protective Equipment and Safety Protocols will be part of these sessions. The course covers four specific personal/home defense scenarios. The scenarios have been developed to cover a wide variety of plausible circumstances applicable to any defensive firearms student and to be capable of being run in a short time with minimal equipment. After successfully completing the classroom sessions, scenario days and passing the test administered there, the student will be Certified as an RBT Instructor by I.C.E. Training Company and free to integrate these scenarios into their own programs and take advantage of the introductory gear offer from PDT Tech, the sponsors of this initiative.

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

Course Eligibility
Students must be a Certified Firearms Instructor (NRA, Law Enforcement Agency, private sector certification, etc.) prior to attending this program in order to be eligible for testing & certification. 

Cost: $800

Please bring the following gear to the course:

  • Long sleeves and pants for scenarios
  • Hooded sweatshirt, if you have one.
  • 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 an ending time of between 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.