Upcoming Training Events

Thank you for your interest in training courses offered by GALEFI


Please click on the appropriate sub-page to view notifications of GALEFI sponsored events. Generally, we offer an Annual Training Conference or various other courses identified as Hands-on-Training-Semiinars (HOTS). Occasionally, we will list training provided by other parties or associations if we feel they are relevant to our membership.

Semi-Auto Rifle Instructor Certification Course

Hosted By:   Monroe, GA Hosted by Walton County Sheriff’s Office

                    January 9 - 11, 2024

Cost: $600.00

This hybrid 40-hour (12 hours online / 28 hours in-person) instructor certification course is designed to certify candidates as a law enforcement semi-auto rifle instructor. Upon successful completion, candidates will be qualified to conduct daytime & nighttime semi-auto rifle training for recruits & sworn officers as well as conduct semi-auto rifle qualifications.

To register, or for more information about the course, go to the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association website at nlefia.org.

Pre-requisite: A 40-hour law enforcement pistol/handgun instructor certification from a reputable organization. 

Topics Covered:


  • Review of the firearms safety rules Review of classroom & range safety
  • Rifle nomenclature, accessories, and maintenance
  • Zeroing rifles
  • Use of red dot sights (RDS) and variable power optics (VPO)
  • Student/instructor ratios
  • How to teach critical rifle skills
  • Learning coaching and shooter diagnostics How to safely run low light drills
  • How to run rifle qualifications and avoid controversy
  • Teaching vs Coaching
  • Use of common training aids and range equipment

Required Equipment:


  • Semi-auto rifle with sling and three magazines. Weapon-mounted light optional, but preferred
  • Rifle magazine pouch(s) for two magazines
  • Duty pistol and three magazines Holster & magazine pouch(s) for two magazines
  • 600 rounds of rifle ammo
  • 50 rounds of pistol ammo
  • Eye & ear protection (clear eye pro for night shoot)
  • Hat with a brim
  • Hand-held flashlight
  • Knee and elbow pads or shooting mat
  • Black marker
  • Weather-related gear
  • Hydration fluids & snacks

Remedial Training & Coaching Specialist


Hosted By:            West Georgia Technical College Police Department

                             April 29-30, 2024

Cost: $400


Many firearms instructor certification courses only spend a few hours on shooting diagnostics and how to work with struggling shooters. This course takes a deep dive into the process...


This 2-day / 16-hour instructor development course is designed to teach firearms instructors how to diagnose issues and correct performance for struggling shooters. Instructors are taught an algorithm to identify problem areas and shown drills and techniques to develop the skills necessary to successfully complete Law Enforcement handgun qualification. Vision issues, neurological challenges and motor skills are explained and practical solutions are provided. Coach/shooter methodology and support hand shooting are used as teaching methods to challenge instructors and teach empathy. If your agency has a remedial training program (and it should) for struggling shooters who repeatedly fail the qualification, this course could help revise your remedial program and help improve the instructors who teach the program. 


To register, or for more information about the course, go to the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association website at NLEFIA.org.


Course Topics: 

  • Understand marksmanship fundamentals in detail
  • Understand the skills needed for practical shooting
  • Diagnosing shooting issues
  • Provide targeted coaching
  • Apply coaching techniques on the range
  • Understand vision and neurological issues
  • Select appropriate drills for specific shooter deficits
  • Develop support hand shooting skills to demonstrate skills with either hand                

Required Equipment: 

  • Pistol and three magazines
  • Belt holster & mag pouches (no concealment holsters)
  • 400 rounds of ammo
  • A support side belt holster (does not need to be a duty holster or a light-bearing holster...an inexpensive kydex holster is fine)
  • Hat with a brim
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Weather-appropriate outerwear
  • Hydration fluids & snacks


Interested in Membership?

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P.O. Box 29

Locust Grove, GA



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