Defensive Tactics System™ Instructor Requirements and Procedures

Instructor Procedures

  1. Certified instructors shall provide training in the Defensive Tactics System™ training program to individuals in security, law enforcement, military, corrections, and protective services only.
  2. Each person trained in the Defensive Tactics System™ training program must receive a Defensive Tactics System™ Student Manual for their initial certification. The Defensive Tactics System™ Instructor is responsible for purchasing the student manuals from Personal Safety Training Inc. Copying of the student manuals is strictly prohibited © Copyright Laws.
  3. Instructors are required to acknowledge that they are not agents or employees of Personal Safety Training Inc.
  4. Trainers will thoroughly explain safety and liability requirements to all trainees.
  5. Every individual trained in the Defensive Tactics System™ training program must be registered with Personal Safety Training Inc. Instructors are required to submit the original student registration form and student roster form within seven (7) days to Personal Safety Training Inc. These records will be maintained by:
    Personal Safety Training Inc.

P.O. Box 2957
Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83816 USA or
Fax: 208-777-7001

  • Instructors are required to utilize their trainer’s manual and the methods set forth within.

Defensive Tactics System™ Instructor Qualifications

Defensive Tactics System™ One Day Instructor Course
  1. The Instructor must pass a thirty five question written exam with an 85% or better. One re-test allowed.
  2. Instructor must pass a trainers presentation with an acceptable rating.
  3. Instructor must pass the proficiency skills test with an acceptable rating.
  4. Instructor must adhere to all requirements and guidelines as set forth in this instructor’s manual.
  5. Recertification as an Instructor is required every three years.

Defensive Tactics System™ Student Training Requirements

Defensive Tactics System™ One Day Training Course Certification
  1. Student must pass the twenty five question written exam with an 80% or better. One re-test allowed. If student fails re-test, course must be taken over again.
  2. Student must pass the proficiency skills test with an acceptable rating.
  3. Recertification is required every other year. (no time requirement for recert) *Student must pass written and proficiency test for recertification. *Yearly training is recommended.

Defensive Tactics System™ Modular Training Course Certification

  1. Modular training is conducted at monthly meetings, roll call or during established meeting times set forth by the agency.
  2. All modules must be completed in their entirety within one year and all requirements set forth in the 8 hour Defensive Tactics System™ course.
  3. Students must pass the twenty five question written exam with an 80% or better. One re-test allowed. If student fails the re-test, the course must be taken over again.
  4. Student must pass the proficiency skills test with an acceptable rating.
  5. Recertification is required every other year. (no time requirement for recert) *Student must pass written and proficiency test for recertification, *Yearly training is recommended.

Special Note: Defensive Tactics System™ Certificates are given out at the discretion of the Instructor/Agency.