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CERT MASTER – Correctional Emergency Response Team & Use of Force Instructor Certification Course

July 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am - July 29, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Response Team 2
Course Location

Blount County Regional Training Academy
1431 William Blount Drive, Maryville, TN 37801

Course Dates

July 25th – 29th 2022

Course Profile

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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]


Sergeant Chris Pryor
Phone: (865)273-5077 Cell: (865) 770-0336

Emal: cpryor@bcso.com 


Certification & Instructor

All TJA Use of Force Training, LLC courses are fully certified and recognized throughout the United States. Since 1990, TJA Use of Force Training has been responsible for the training and certification of 100’s of county CERT teams and more than 6,000 CERT instructors. TJA Use of Force Training is regarded as one of the leading use of force trainings in the country. The Company “backs in court” at “NO COST” all training programs and certified instructors in the unlikely event of litigation.


July 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am
July 29, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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Blount County Regional Training Academy
1431 WIlliam Blount Drive
Maryville, TN 37801 United States
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