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Advanced Instruction Of Marksmanship (AIM) Training Program

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The Advanced Instruction of Marksmanship (AIM) training program is a 4-day (32-hour) program, designed to enhance the field firearms instructor’s understanding of effective coaching philosophies and teaching concepts as it relates to firearms training. Other topics taught in the program include the analysis of shooting errors and corrective methods, firearms course development and an introductory study of basic ballistics.

The program objectives are achieved through classroom discussions, laboratories and a practical exercise. All students are required to present a briefing on a firearms or training issue, trend or technique to include new equipment and emerging technology.

Type: Advanced

Length: 4 class days


  • Coaching Principles
  • Shooter Analysis and Corrections
  • Teaching and Coaching Firearms Skills
  • Firearms Course Development
  • Introduction to Ballistics
  • Equipment and Technology Update


Instructors assigned to coordinate and work with these programs have a significant background in law enforcement/military and special weapons training. The instructional staff includes personnel from federal law enforcement, military, state and municipal law enforcement agencies. All instructors assigned to teach in these programs attend special instructor training programs in the disciplines assigned.

Prerequisites for Attendance

For acceptance into this program, the applicant must meet the following criteria: pass a FLETC health screening; have graduated from a firearms instructor training school presented by such organizations as the FLETC, NRA, FBI/DEA, USSS or equivalent; be in good physical condition; actively engage in firearms training; and be an agency- designated firearm’s instructor.

Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.