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Train-the-Trainer Close Quarters Battle Course

January 1, 2021

Train-the-Trainer Close Quarter Battle Course is a 30-hour program designed to develop instructor capabilities to Law Enforcement training elements or military personnel in leadership roles when training CQB. Students will be instructed on understanding and being able to communicate critical CQB principles, fundamentals, and efficiency techniques. Students will leave with a better comprehensive teaching base and terminology to better define principles, fundamentals, and individual duties and responsibilities to your element when operating in an urban/close-quarters environment.

Instructors/leaders will be shown how to advance an individual’s/collective team element’s performance through a variety of building blocks on how to effectively apply CQB practices, scenarios, and cover various threat contingencies. This will enhance the instructor/leader’s unit capabilities to advancing responding officers involved in domestic threats, active shooter, crisis response to their region, and for military components to improve their urban CQB applications.

Training Objectives:

  • Classroom review of CQB principles, fundamentals, procedural flows, CQB definitions and terminology, SOP / TTP development, CQB training, sustainment training calendar planning with limited resources, development of training, task, condition, and standards
  • Department/unit CQB training safety considerations, safety brief, and standards: live fire (based upon training environment, Simms, and dry flows
  • Introduction and definition of basic CQB principles and fundamentals
  • Mindset and everyday readiness
  • Introduction to free flow/initiative-based tactics vs POD vs strong wall CQB clearing techniques
  • Building exterior stacking methods: single vs split and isolation and containment
  • Building approach threat considerations
  • Exterior multi-team/multi-breach point procedures: hasty vs deliberate entry methods
  • Sector defined and sector control duties and responsibilities
  • Immediate threshold clearance techniques
  • Clearance procedures windows, thresholds, and rooms
  • Single room/multi-room initiative-based tactics clearance procedures
  • Deadspace and opposing threat clearance procedures
  • Single man to multi-man room clearance procedures and techniques
  • Individual duties and responsibilities during room clearance and post room securement
  • Clearing with a pistol vs carbine and weapon transition
  • Single threat/multi-threat reduction methods: how to approach rooms with known, likely, or suspected threats
  • Target discrimination: threat/non-threat recognition and authorization of deadly use of force
  • Weapon manipulation techniques
  • Stacking and movement formations outside and inside buildings
  • SOP on verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
  • Marking sop development
  • Hallways movement and clearing: 4-way intersections and t-intersections
  • Hallway occupation and control methods
  • Hallway movement and clearance procedures
  • Stairway clearing procedures: hasty vs deliberate
  • Priorities of work concepts
  • Downed officer/teammate rescue/emergency assaults
  • Building securement considerations with limited personnel
  • Friendly/teammate/civilian casualty movement during building CQB execution
  • Training TACSOP development/CQB instructor training slides/CQB safety policy and safety brief documents


Required Equipment:

  • Pen and note-taking material
  • Training uniform
  • Duty carbine and pistol
  • Clear eye protections
  • Simms conversion kits for both carbine and pistol
  • Department approved Simms personal protective clothing
  • Ear and amplified hearing protection (must have clear eye lenses)
  • Full tactical kit: body armor w/ magazine carriers, helmet, pistol holster, and gloves
  • 5 carbine and 5 pistol magazines
  • Weapons cleaning kit and lubricant


Round Count:

450 Carbine Simms Rounds and 200 Simms Pistol Rounds


January 1, 2021
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Jonas Polson
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