North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

SWAT Operator II

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

This course complements the NCJA SWAT Operator I course and provides operators with additional options in regards to crisis resolution. Students must have completed the NCJA SWAT Operator I course or other approved basic level SWAT course.

Course Goals:

To expose the student to some of the methods and strategies used to resolve stand-off  situations that otherwise pose a risk to the community, citizens and law enforcement.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to: 

► Discuss the importance of combat readiness and conduct a series of physical training drills.
► Discuss the challenges that SWAT operators must face in a lethal confrontation and how they can prepare themselves mentally during training.
► Safely demonstrate the ability to manipulate and operate a sub-machine gun in a tactical manner during a series of training exercises on the firing range and shoothouse.
► Identify the components of operational planning and execute a pre-rehearsed plan as part of a mock call-out.
► Identify the methods used to deploy chemical munitions in a tactical situation and demonstrate the ability to conduct a series of CQB drills while donning a gas mask.


This course employs lecture, discussion, demonstrations and practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

The student must be a certified law enforcement officer and must have completed the NCJA SWAT Operator I course or other approved course. Any student who has not attended the NCJA SWAT Operator I course must submit a certificate of completion of a basic SWAT course and also submit a course description or syllabus of that course.  Approval to be accepted into SWAT Operator II is contingent upon experience and is at the discretion of the course coordinator. Students are expected to successfully complete all practical exercises. The student must score an 80% or greater on the SWAT Operator I written exam.

Must be on an active SWAT team to be approved.

Special Concerns:
Materials required: Handgun with at least three magazines, 700 rounds practice ammunition for handgun, tactical belt and holster, long gun (SMG/Carbine/Shotgun) with at least two magazines, 700 rounds practice ammunition for long-gun (preferably handgun caliber or frangible), flashlight, tactical clothing, rain gear, body armor, gas mask with filter, hearing/eye protection, billed ball cap, ballistic helmet and protective cup.
Optional items that will enhance your training: flashbang(s) that is of the type utilized by your agency, less lethal munitions utilized by your agency, 37mm/40mm Launcher if utilized by your agency, Simunitions® training weapon that is of the type used by your agency (include two magazines and (1) box of unopened FX training rounds), ballistic shield, night vision optics and any item that you would take in a real world mission.


Register for ALL NCJA classes ((online, traditional and web-based) on our North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.


Course Coordinator:

Floyd Yoder

Length of Course:

Five days - 45 hours

LIMIT: 3 students per department