EFC Instructor Certification Course
(40 Hours)

ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT (ST. LOUIS COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL POLICE ACADEMY) | ST. LOUIS, MO

MARCH 17-20, 2025

Details

The purpose of this instructor course is to create effective LE Professionals. The course is designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to train and lead their peers in an effort to raise the standard of training as it pertains to combatives, defensive tactics and use of force situations.

Instructors: TBD

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  Duration

4 DAYS (40 HOURS)
0800-1800

  Certification

EFC Instructor

  Criteria

  • 4 DAYS/40 HOURS IN-PERSON TRAINING
  • EFFECTIVE DEMONSTRATION OF EMPLOYING COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • PASS FINAL EXAM 

 
Expiration

  • Certification Expires 2 Year Past Certification Completion Date
  • Certification Renewals Available (Coming Soon)

  Materials you need 

  • Water, Lunch, Snacks
  • Holster or Duty Belt w/ Training (Blue) Gun
  • Handcuffs & Handcuff Key
  • Wrestling Shoes or Sneakers (No Boots)
  • BDU-style Pants & T-shirt/Athletic Top
  • Mobile Device (Phone, Laptop, Tablet) With Ability to Connect to the Internet
  • MMA Gloves
  • Mouth Guard (Optional)
  • NOGI or GI for Lunch BJJ Rolls (Optional)
NCP# 23699-2308
Overview

About EFC Certification Course 

01.

Tailored To Law Enforcement Officers

Designed for experienced, proactive, and open-minded LEOs looking to train and lead others in effective combatives tactics.
02.

Level I Certification

4 Days/40 Hours In-Person Training with
Effective Demonstration of Employing Course Objectives. Exam 
03.

Best In Class Instructor Cadre

Over 250+ years combined experience from our instructor cadre using field proven science driven fitness and combatives.
04.

Adult Learning Methodologies

Learning relevant to immediate application designed for you to be in charge of your own personal growth and professional development.
05.

2 Year Certification

Certification Expires 2 Year Past Certification Completion Date
Certification Renewals Available 
06.

24x7 Access

24x7 access to our platform where you can explore resources, continue your professional development, share thoughts and ideas, increase your connection, get assistance from our Subject Matter Experts to include case law and expert documentation.

Course outline

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
What to bring
EFCombatives

Day 1: 0800-1800

  • Introductions and Course Overview
  • Principles of Defense Tactics
  • Adult Learning and “I Method of Coaching” 
  • Use of Force Overview, Documentation, and Combatives Training
  • Intro to Skill Building
  • Striking
  • Domination and Recovering from Bad Positions
  • Resistance Drills
  • Debrief
EFCombatives

Day 2: 0800-1800

  • Intro to Control Tactics and Apprehension for Single Officer
  • Single Officer Takedowns
  • Intro to Multiple Officer Apprehension and SOP Considerations
  • Multiple Officer Takedowns and Communication
  • Resistance Drills
  • Debrief
EFCOMBATIVES

Day 3: 0800-1800

  • Conditions of Space & Priority of Life Dictate Tactics
  • Weapon Deflection and Movement Out of the Vertical Clinch
  • Weapon Retention in the Holster (all positions)
  • Weapon Defense (handgun and edged weapon)
  • Weapon Base Entanglements (CAP concept)
  • Debrief
EFCOMBATIVES

Day 4: 0800-1800

  • Student-Led Training Blocks
  • Q&A with Instructors
  • Final Exam
  • Course Evaluation
  • Debrief/Wrap Up
EFCOMBATIVES

What to Bring

  • WATER, LUNCH, SNACKS
  • HOLSTER OR DUTY BELT W/ TRAINING (BLUE) GUN
  • HANDCUFFS & HANDCUFF KEY
  • WRESTLING SHOES OR SNEAKERS (NO BOOTS)
  • BDU-STYLE PANTS & T-SHIRT/ATHLETIC TOP
  • MOBILE DEVICE (PHONE, LAPTOP, TABLET) WITH ABILITY TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET
  • MMA GLOVES
  • MOUTH GUARD (OPTIONAL)
  • NOGI OR GI FOR LUNCH BJJ ROLLS (OPTIONAL)