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The Benefits of IALEFI® Membership

What is IALEFI®?

The International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Inc® is a membership organization organized in 1981 by a group of concerned firearms instructors. They recognized the need for a way to update and modernize the instruction and teaching techniques being used to train the majority of law enforcement officers.

It is an independent, non-profit association supported by dues and managed by a Board of Directors elected from among the active members.

In a few years, IALEFI® has grown to include in its membership law enforcement firearms instructors from federal, state, county, local, and private agencies. Additionally, foreign countries are represented from as close as our Canadian neighbors to as far as Hong Kong and Saipan. 

IALEFI® addresses the universal problems encountered by all professionals engaged in the field of firearms instruction.


Why Should I Join?

Affiliation with IALEFI® will provide members with:

  • Further accreditation of a recognized organization, outside the member’s own agency 
  • Addition to member’s portfolio of credentials
  • Improving skills for the teaching of others in the critical field of firearms instruction
  • Access to the Members Area at the IALEFI® website, including message boards and The Firearms Instructor online magazine
  • IALEFI® courses, Regional Training Conferences, and the Annual Training Conference
  • Member discounts offered by corporate sponsors

Applicants are carefully screened to ensure that all are qualified professionals.
Membership in IALEFI® is an investment in your future as a law enforcement firearms trainer.

What are the types of Memberships in IALEFI®?

Active Membership ($55.00) is open to firearms instructors professionally engaged in training of law enforcement, security, criminal justice, and investigative personnel in the use of firearms and shooting skills, or such an individual who has retired under normal retirement procedures, or has been placed on disability due to injuries or illness subject to Board review. See note below.

Associate Membership ($55.00) is available to other individuals who are not so engaged professionally but are interested in furthering the aims and purposes of the Association.

Sponsor ($550.00) is available to partnerships, organizations, or corporations who wish to provide financial support to the organization.

Life Membership ($550.00) is available to members meeting a set criteria and approved by the Board of Directors. Contact the IALEFI office to obtain the application and learn more about the process of applying for Lifetime Membership.

How do I Join IALEFI®?

Download the membership application pdf file here,  print and fill it out, and mail/fax/email it to:

25 Country Club Road, Suite 707
Gilford, NH 03249
phone: 603.524.8787
fax: 603.524.8856

Your membership application will be reviewed promptly.

Please Note: a copy of your certificate/diploma certifying you as a firearms instructor from a recognized federal, state, or private training institution (N.R.A., S&W Academy, H&K, SigArms, State Law Enforcement Training Council, POST, etc.) must accompany your application for active membership.

International member applications must make payments by MasterCard, Visa, or US Money Order.
Foreign currency cannot be accepted.

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