How do I apply to be a Certified Trainer?

Olivia Flood -

Certified Trainer applicants must submit an application online at and a $150 initial license fee along with proof that the applicant met the following requirements:

1. "Initial Trainer Application" (CORE) 

2. Attachments 

i. Resume 

- A resume outlining the education and experience of the applicant, including descriptions of all employment or occupations engaged in during the immediate past five (5) years

ii. Experience

- Documentation (verification must be on letter-head from employer/agency) stating a minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience in a security related field, refer to TCA 62-35-126.

- Note: your resume is Not considered proof of experience.

iii. Instructor Certificates 

- Training Categories:


- Evidence of qualifications to conduct the training, such as: instructor’s certificate issued by Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission; instructor’s certificate issued by any law enforcement agency; instructor’s certificate issued by the National Rifle Association

- For each type of nonlethal weapons training which the applicant desires to provide, a certificate showing that the applicant has completed a course in the instruction of persons in the proper use of the nonlethal weapon and the liabilities associated with its use; and/or a notarized statement that the applicant has, for at least one (1) year prior to November 1, 1996, provided training to security guard/officers or law enforcement officers in the proper use of the nonlethal weapon and the liabilities associated with its use.

3. Fee, $150 

i. Application Fee, $100 

ii. Certification Fee, $50

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