Expandable Baton Instructor Course


  • November 12 - 13, 2024


Total: $48.00 (cost may vary by semester)

Fees include registration, health fee, material fees (if applicable). Fees can vary per semester.  Fees are subject to change.  Fees are based on California resident.  Contact the Academy for out-of-state fees.


First Responder Center
3300 E North vAve
Fresno, California 93725


Reserve Your Seat

Please call and cancel your reservations if you cannot attend. College Registration fees are subject to change without notice. Make checks payable to Fresno City College. Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list, please cancel your reservation no later than 21 days prior to the first day of class.

Lead Instructors

Brett Scroggins, Fresno County Sheriff's Office (Ret.)
Troy Burks, Fresno County Sheriff's Office

Coordinator Kevin Pendley Kevin.Pendley@fresnocitycollege.edu 

Certified Hours

16 hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description - AJ 211

The Expandable Baton Instructor Course Certification will allow officers to teach Expandable and Straight Batons basic and advanced courses. Students must have had the basic baton course prior to taking this instructor course.  The 16-hour course mixes classroom and hands-on instruction. Course written materials will be given out as part of the course. Teaching principles will be demonstrated regarding: course management, teaching aids, testing, and certification procedures.


A California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Course certificate issued from an accredited regional police academy or equivalent as determined by the division Dean or their appointee. These skills and knowledge base are related to adopted POST and/or industry standards.

Note: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency.


Students are required to bring their own baton, baton holder, belt and handcuffs for the course. Monadnock, ASP, Smith & Wesson, or other department issued batons are acceptable.