North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Distraction Devices Instructor Certification

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

Who Should Attend:

Officers wanting to gain necessary skills to return to their agency and conduct in-service training in the use distraction device munitions.

Course Goal:

This instructor-level training course provides the student detailed information involved in the use of all types and forms of Diversionary or Distraction Device® munitions. The 8-hour course covers all aspects involved in the selection, preparation, deployment, storage, and legal ramifications regarding the use of all such devices. The student will acquire specific information in Defense Technology Distraction Device® models, including reloadable and non-reloadable hand-deployed munitions, command initiated products, fuel air munitions, less lethal grenades, and be prepared with the skills to return to their agency and provide in-service training.

Course Objectives:

  • Distraction Device types and nomenclature/reloadable and non-reloadable devices/Command Initiated
  • Decibels/candela/PSI/overpressure
  • Handling/storage/rendering safe
  • Tactical deployment/safety considerations/policy and procedures
  • Criminal and civil liabilities Live-firing exercises/operational scenarios Instructor development to establish in-house/in-service training and documentation skills.


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

Course Fee:


If you plan to take all four courses, the cost is $895.00.
The four courses are:
  • OC Aerosol Projectors Instructor Program
  • Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Program
  • Chemical Munitions Instructor Program 
  • Distraction Device Munitions Instructor Program
For more information: Less-Lethal Instructor Program 4 day Course.
Flyer for 4-day course or you can just take one course.


  1. Register and remit payment through Click on the course name. POC - or 1-800-347-1200.
  2. Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) 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:

Richard White

Length of Course:

8 hours