AZ DPS

LEOSA Instructor Eligibility

Due to the language of the federal law, each state is required to follow state police officer firearm certification requirements. In this state, Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) rules apply.

LEOSA Instructors must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be an active, retired or reserve Arizona Peace Officer Standards & Training certified firearms instructor, and
  • Be approved by the AZ DPS CWPU.

Retired AZPOST certified peace officers must have been certified AZPOST firearms instructors prior to retirement.

To become a LEOSA Instructor you must submit a LEOSA Instructor application to the CWPU. The application can be found in the forms section.

Once authorized as a LEOSA instructor you will be provided with a unique LEOSA instructor identification number and informational materials. Normally, you will receive this information within seven to ten business days.