Started on April 25, 20220800 - 1600

& Use of force instructor Certification Course

Instructor Certification Course

Philadelphia dept of prisons training academy
8215 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136

DATE: April 25 – 29, 2022
TIME: 0800-1600
TUITION: $995.00
Includes respective instructor manuals, training PowerPoints on USB drives, ERB, OC live & inert units and 5-year backed in court” instructor certification.
[Attendees must bring 4-12 GA bean bag rounds to the course]


A specialized five-day, limited enrollment, extensive and comprehensive CERT Master Instructor Certification Course designed and developed for CERT Officers. Participants will be fully capable and certified to properly instruct/train/certify other personnel for CERT, Disturbance/Riot Control, Less Lethal Shotgun and High-Risk Inmate Movement and tactical planning.

Topics Covered in the Program Include:

  • Updating/establishing a lawful operational CERT team to federal standards.
  • Use of force parameters in numerous correctional emergency response team operations including cell extractions, movement/transportation of inmates.
  • Confrontational Avoidance Techniques, Correctional based control & restraint techniques, Emergency Response Belt (ERB) techniques & tactics & Correctional OC Instructor certification.
  • Disturbance and Riot Control Team training and tactics including Shield/Spray (S&S) formations, movements, and entries; Correctional Less Lethal Shotgun Specialist training with shotgun flash-bang rounds, flexible and non-flexible munitions.
  • Training responsibilities for Team/Squad Leaders for operator/team training actions and considerations.
  • Facility environmental planning logistics.
  • Hands-on exercises and scenarios will be conducted in all phases of the training.
  • Written and practical examinations.

All TJA Use of Force Training, Inc courses are fully certified and recognized throughout the United States. Since 1990, Thomas J. Archambault & Brian Clark have been responsible for the training and certification of hundreds of response teams and instructors. TJA is regarded as one of the foremost use of force training firms for corrections in the United States today. The Company “backs in court” at “no cost” all programs & certified instructors in the unlikely event of litigation.