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Department of Homeland Security Shield / FEMA
Center for
Domestic Preparedness

Active Shooter Threat Training Program

32 Contact Hours


The Active Shooter Threat Training Program (ASTTP) is a 4 day course designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to successfully handle an active threat event. Through hands-on training, this program will provide the student the proficiency and attitude to manage these situations. The program utilizes dynamic interactive drills and scenario based training to take Active Shooter Threat Tactics Training to the next level. This program is an intensive training program that covers a variety of tactical subject matters to include: individual and team movement and operational formation. In addition, this program focuses on the role and responsibilities of the responding officers.

Target Audience

Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of state, local, territory, or tribal criminal laws.

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Must be able to participate in intensive training lasting up to ten hours per day.
  • Must not have any medical restrictions.
  • Camelback or other means of hydration.
  • Appropriate wear (BDU, agency t-shirt (long sleeve or short sleeve), boots, etc.