Reality Based Training Instructor Course

Program Announcement

The Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF), under the auspices of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), will be holding the MPTC approved Reality Based Training Instructor Course at 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, New York. This course provides participants with an advanced level of knowledge and experience in the realm of Reality Based Training program design and implementation, as well as a solid understanding of the safety requirements for use of the discussed simulation equipment.

Students who successfully complete this course will receive two (2) college credits from Monroe Community College.

Attendance will be capped at twenty (20) students.

Session Dates

July 29 thru August 2, 2024, 8 am to 4 pm


  • Current NYS police or peace officer status;
  • NYS DCJS certified general topics instructor; and
  • NYS DCJS certified firearms or defensive tactics instructor

Required Attire and/or Equipment


  • Coveralls, or
  • BDU style clothing


  • Flash drive for course materials
  • Duty belt
  • Weapons modified for use with SIMUNITION© FX© marking cartridges
  • Duty Taser (if certified to carry)
  • Duty batons
  • Eye protection
  • 50 rounds of SIMUNITION© FX© marking cartridges
  • Writing instruments
  • Protective Gear
  • Inert chemical agent
  • Training baton

Instructional Areas

  • Reality Based Training Introduction
  • Physiological Effects of Stress
  • Equipment
  • Safety
  • Coaching the Adult Learner
  • Scenario Design and Planning
  • Use of Force Review
  • Practical Exercises (Isolation drills/reality-based training scenarios)

Graduation Requirements

  • 90% attendance (policy set by Monroe Community College)
  • 70% passing grade on written examination(s) and satisfactory completion of practical exercises

Course Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $408.00 (per person)
  • Estimated Student Fees: $111.75 (Student fees may vary each semester)
  • It is Not necessary to send a check or voucher prior to class. Students will be billed at the completion of the course.
  • Note: Monroe Community College reserves the right to revise tuition and fees as necessary


Please complete the online Law Enforcement Program Course Reservation Form prior to the deadline of July 8, 2024. Submitting a reservation form does not guarantee admittance to a course. Confirmation notices will be emailed approximately 2 weeks prior to the class. Please remember to check your junk/spam folder.

To avoid double tuition billing, a Certificate of Residence is required from students who reside outside of Monroe County.