An essential part of the Force Science Certification process is interactive participation with students. At registration, class participants will receive a coursebook that, in addition to materials related to each block of instruction, will include detailed evidentiary information related to an actual officer-involved shooting case students will “investigate.”
Each day immediately following class, an instructor will facilitate an intensive group discussion exercise in the classroom with the entire student body centered on applying the information taught each day to that case. The instructor will pose compelling questions related to the case in a Socratic, “guided discovery” fashion designed to help students tap into their newly acquired knowledge and apply it in a practical, real-world fashion likely to be mirrored in their own professional activities. This exercise will also allow the instructor to further elaborate on a number of the topics covered that day in class.
The class is designed to be a highly interactive experience to allow students to make practical applications of what they’ve learned, just as they would in a real investigative setting.
Will I need to take an exam?
A closed book test will be distributed on the afternoon of the fourth day. This test consists of a compilation of questions, generated by each instructor, that are designed to confirm your level of understanding and retention of the information presented throughout the week.
What is your cancellation policy?
Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 30 days before a scheduled class start date. This gives us the opportunity to find a replacement for your seat.
Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the course start date are eligible to receive a full tuition credit that can be applied toward any future Force Science Institute training event or 100% refund, less a $150 processing fee.
Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance are not eligible for a refund. You will have the option to transfer your registration to another person who can attend the course or receive a full tuition credit for future use.