IOF Level 3 Weapons Proficiency Certificate

3 days Combined firearms training


The course is designed for any private security operative, individual or groups, military or non-military to gain their weapons proficiency which is now a pre-requisite for many or most security contracting companies working within the armed security sector.

Course Information

This course is designed for former military personnel deploying into hostile environments or needing show a weapons proficiency award within the past 12 months for most security contracting companies like Vinnell Corp, G4S, Academi, Aegis, DynCorp, Guardaworld, Blue Hackle, CACI and AKE to name a few. This course will also develop new skills for the student who uses a diverse weapon system in a tactical environment. Course is designed to teach our students how to operate weapons systems such as pistol, sub-machine pistol and carabine. You will practice skills that will develop your accuracy and increase your confidence with your pistol, sub- machine gun and carbine. This course is fast paced with 90% practical training time to prepare students to handle the most challenging tactical shooting situations. Please read below what we are going to cover in this course.


GLOCK 17, GLOCK19, AR15, AK platform, AK47

Optionally, there is a possibility to request for SIG SAUER P229, H&K USP, Beretta 92F.


This Course will be taught with use of theoretical and practical exercises. The lectures will be conducted in classroom and on the shooting range.

Minimum Required Kit List

  • Tactical Belt
  • Tactical/Outdoor boots
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • Shooting glasses (ballistic)
  • Shooting ear protection (ear defenders)

Course Dates

25th – 27th of the month

Course Length


Course Cost



This course will be assessed by the range officer and firearms instructor for safety (NSP’s), range protocol, manners, emergency actions, accuracy and speed. 

It will be assessed by 80% practical and 20% theory examination

A portfolio of training will be complimented by your award presented to you for your proof of participation which you will take with you as proof of your learning


Awarded immediately via on-line pdf

IOF (Institute of Firearms) award for the skill level in which you took this course.

The representative of the IOF will present you with your award at the end of the course

All representatives of the IOF are fully trained NRA CRSO’s at minimum and will sign this award using their NRA number.

Skill Prerequisites IOF Level 1 (Pistol) Online + IOF Level 1 online Firearms (Rifle/Carbine) within the past 12 months


  • Firearms safety and fundamentals refresh
  • Range Safety rules
  • Fundamentals of shooting
  • Tactical shooting principles
  • Ready positions
  • Speed emergency reload
  • Tactical reload
  • Malfunctions
  • Double shots
  • Alternate shooting positions
  • Shooting with use of cover
  • Weapon maintenance
  • Exam equivalent to a level 3 NVQ 80% pass rate

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