Talon Certified Instructor Progression

Contact Dominance Level 1 Instructor

CD-1 is the Core, Talon LE, hands on use of force curriculum.  The live events are instructor certifications.

This certification grants the graduate permission to teach the CD-1 curriculum for in-service classes within their department.  The CD-1 certificate is valid for 3 years.

Contact Dominance Level 2 Instructor

CD-2 is the Talon LE, hands on use of force solution for academies.  The live events are instructor certifications.  Having a current CD-1 certification is a prerequisite for attendance.

This certification grants the graduate permission to teach the CD-2 curriculum for academy classes within their agency or department.  The CD-2 certificate is valid for 3 years. 

Certified Master Instructor

The Talon LE Master Instructor Program (MIP) is the process by which an instructor becomes a Master Instructor.  Having a current CD-1 certification is a prerequisite for application into the program.

This certification grants the graduate permission to create certified instructors within their agency.

They may create instructors in the discipline(s) which they themselves are certified in.  Ex; if they are CD-1 certified and are a Master Instructor, they may certify instructors in the CD-1 curriculum.

Talon Licensed Instructor Progression

Licensed Talon LE Instructor

A licensed Talon LE Instructor is a CD-1 and/or CD-2 graduate who has obtained a Talon LE Instructor license to teach.  This license grants the licensee the ability to teach end-user, in-service classes outside of their department.  Licenses are renewed on an annual basis.

Licensed Talon Master LE Instructor

A licensed Talon Master LE Instructor is a CD-1 and/or CD-2 graduate and Master Instructor graduate who has obtained a Talon LE Instructor license to teach.  This license grants the licensee the authority to teach Talon LE instructor certification classes outside of their department for profit, for a small business with a TA license, or for an academy with a TTC license.  Licenses are renewed on an annual basis.

Talon Licensed Affiliates

Licensed Talon LE Affiliate

A licensed Talon LE Affiliate is a privately owned small business entity that has been granted a Talon LE license to offer Talon LE programming for profit.  It must utilize properly certified Talon LE instructors, but the owner themselves need not be a certified instructor.  Talon Affiliate licenses are granted on a 5-year basis.

Licensed Talon Training Center

A Licensed Talon LE Affiliate is an entity, small business or academy, with a fixed building that has been granted a Talon LE license to offer Talon LE programming for profit.  It must utilize certified Talon LE instructors.  Training Center Affiliate licenses are granted on a 5 year basis.

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For more information about any of the Talon LE certifications or licensing processes please reach out to us for an initial discussion