LETI Oleoresin Capsicum Spray Instructor Certification or Recertification Seminar


Registrants for this course will select either Instructor Certification or Recertification options. See below for fees.

This Instructor Level 8-hour course provides law enforcement instructors with a well-rounded understanding of oleoresin capsicum products as intermediate force options. The class focuses on training, application, and decontamination practices as well as policy, liability, and training documentation considerations. The course does not focus on one specific brand or product, but instead provides instruction on the options present, the benefits/detriments, and allows instructors to make an educated decision on what best suits their agency needs. The course also focuses on the need for de-escalation skills, medical research, and court findings. The practical application component of the program requires that instructors move beyond a static classroom environment and engage each other in scenario events while using inert OC sprays to effectively gauge their targeting capabilities.

To successfully complete this training attendees must demonstrate proper techniques for effective OC delivery, demonstrate the ability to instruct related material to classmates and the ability to evaluate the technique of other classmates


Zach Chinea is the Lead Instructor for Firearms and Defensive Tactics for the Law Enforcement Training Institute Basic Law Enforcement Academy. He developed and implemented P.O.S.T. approved academy training programs in defensive tactics for Ground Fighting & Control and OC Spray.

Zach served for seven years with the Boonville, Missouri and University of Missouri Police Departments before accepting a Faculty position with the Law Enforcement Training Institute. He has been a Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Department Armorer. In addition to his work with LETI he is working toward his Juris Doctor at the University of Missouri School of Law.

P.O.S.T. CEUs 8 hours:

  • Skill Development 3 hours
  • Technical Studies 3 hours
  • Legal Studies 1 hour
  • Interpersonal Perspectives 1 hour
  • Including 1 Hour of De-Escalation Training


  • 3 Year Certification: $235 
  • Recertification: $175 

The fee includes all instruction, continuing education units (CEUs), handout materials, instructor lesson plan and a certificate of completion. Early registration is advised. 

Full refunds will be accommodated up to five working days prior to seminars. Cancellations five business day before the start of class or no-shows will be subject to a 20-percent service charge regardless of payment type. 

For program and registration information: [email protected]

Registering online requires credit card payment or purchase order submission. Check payment can be made with printable Registration Form.

Signed Purchase Orders made payable to the University of Missouri must be emailed to [email protected] within 10 business days after registering. 

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