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Radar Instructor Course

This course is a two-day course for officers who wish to become certified as Radar Instructors. This course offers instruction in providing training to officers on speed laws, non-radar speed enforcement, stationary and moving Radar, and Lidar.  Candidates should be experienced Radar operators and must have a basic working knowledge of math, including the ability to perform trigonometric functions.

To maintain instructor certification Radar Instructors will be required to teach at least one Radar/Lidar class each year, attend or instruct a portion of a radar instructor course once every three years and complete the Radar Instructor exam every three years with a minimum passing score of 80%.

Day one – Receive instruction on how to teach Radar/Lidar classes.
Day two – All student instructors will teach and be evaluated by peers and instructors.  Informative Radar/Lidar discussion with other agencies.
Day three – All students will be required to help teach a scheduled Basic Radar/Lidar 12 hour course or 4 hour refresher course.

Radar Certification within six (6) months of the Radar Instructor Class, POST instructor development
Restrictions – must be a law enforcement officer

Student Notes:
Need to bring a trigonometric function calculator.
Class limited to 20 students.

To apply for the course, candidates should have Agency Administrator or Training Coordinator register them for the training through the POST Acadis Portal.

If you do not have a POST Portal Account- please send an email with your full name and agency to:

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