Center Mass Training Policies
The team at Center Mass makes every effort to ensure our courses are professionally and constructively conducted. Our goal is to set a standard in how to conduct instruction in the area’s we specialize in, while trying to impart skills and information that could save lives. We strive to deliver this service through relevant and challenging, yet enjoyable courses. Our instructors are completely dedicated to ensuring that you learn all you can during our courses, and that you improve in your skills and knowledge while you are with us.
Civilian Training Programs
Our civilian training programs encompass a range of offerings, such as, general safety and familiarization programs, private lessons, concealed carry certification and advanced concealed carry courses. We also offer a series of defensive carbine and scoped rifle courses. At CMI, all of our advanced courses are focused on honing judgment in the use of deadly force and sharpening gun fighting skill sets. Our instructional staff use their vast knowledge base and law enforcement/military experiences to teach our students various skills and tactics relevant to real world deadly force encounters. CMI is the only training provider in the mid-west where students have the opportunity to conduct live fire interactive training evolutions using our steel reactive range which features pop-up and moving target technology, and a firearms training simulator where life sized scenarios play in-front of the student, who must then use the proper judgment (shoot / don't shoot) and then must be accurate if it is deadly force encounter using their own gun and their own live ammunition.
Tactical & Instructor Schools
Only open to law enforcement, military personnel, and DOD or DOE armed security personnel. These schools are performance based and require students to pass a written examination, our qualification course of fire, and assigned projects. Students should be in good physical condition as training evolutions include running, crawling, and a reasonable degree of agility during these schools. We do this to simulate what is happening “on the street”. We would be remiss if we did not include some element of realistic stress in our training. Movement, cover, and tactics are as important as “static shooting” in our courses. The techniques that we teach are those designed and suitable for law enforcement use of force situations. We also can tailor a tactical, firearms specific, or an instructor school to an agency’s needs for contract courses.
We utilize the best practices of instruction with major emphasis on academics, instructor development and officer survival techniques. Our schools provide a variety of realistic and innovative courses of fire that include positional shooting, moving targets, hostage rescue evolutions, shooting through intermediate barriers and low light evolutions of fire. Center Mass is one of the only training entities in the world currently using real-time live fire video scenarios using the CAPS DVD judgment training system. This technology allows us to give our students exact feedback on performance and judgment while the student uses their actual sniper or patrol rifle and ammunition under the most realistic conditions possible.
Our training is endorsed by the American Sniper Association and the International Association of Counter-Terrorism & Security Professionals. Additionally, our Patrol Rifle Policy, Training, Equipment & Operational Considerations Manual has been adopted by the National Tactical Officers Association. All of our LE courses have been approved by the Michigan Council on Law Enforcement Standards.
Only paid registrations or department purchase orders hold slots for our schools (First come first served). Discounts must be applied at the time of registration.
No refunds are given after the school starts.
50% refund for cancellations within 21 days of the start of a school (student substitutions are acceptable).
We reserve the right to cancel a school due to low enrollment.
Finally, we are very thorough in our teaching and maintenance of firearms safety, so if any individual becomes a safety hazard they will be expelled from the course with no refund.
Center Mass certifies our graduates for a period of three years. This is done not as a marketing ploy, but more so as a service to the individuals and agencies we train to ensure they stay current in the skills they learned or improved at one of our training courses. Tactics, techniques, and equipment tend to change and develop over time and the only way we have found to keep students up to date is to provide them, and/or their agencies a vehicle in providing periodic training updates and re-certifications.