Course detail: Gracie Level 2 Live Instructor Certification Program

When combined with the techniques taught in the Level 1 course, GST Level 2 provides any law enforcement agency with a complete defensive tactics solution. With 17 additional techniques, GST Level 2 covers everything from multiple officer arrest procedures and dynamic weapon retention to vehicle extractions and compliant handcuffing techniques (low risk and high risk). 

This 5-day course is hosted year-round at various locations. Day 1 is entirely dedicated to a comprehensive review of the Level 1 material. Days 2 and 3 are committed to learning Level 2 techniques. Day 4 is used to review and refine the Gracie Teaching Methodologies, and Day 5 is when the final evaluation takes place. 

Not only does successful Level 2 completion certify participants as Level 2 GST instructors, but it also serves as Level 1 recertification. 

Please register at  Gracie University

If you wish to stay at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center while attending this course, please contact Jenny Caywood at or 620-694-1449.

Listed below are some pertinent details for the Level 2 GST Instructor Certification Program(ICP).



To qualify to attend the Level 2 GST ICP, you must be active-duty military, law enforcement, or a first responder, and you must have completed GST Level 1 no more than two years before your Level 2 course commencement date. Exceptions are made to the two-year rule on a case-by-case basis. If you graduated from Level 1 more than two years ago and would like to be considered for Level 2 participation, please email us at


Training Partners

Since each Live ICP typically attracts 50-150 participants from all over the world, you don't need to bring a training partner. Although most agencies send two or more instructors to ensure the successful implementation of the GST curriculum at the organization, many participants attend the course alone and have no trouble learning the material. Part of the reason the course is so successful is that we go to great lengths to make sure everyone has a training partner that is best suited for them.


Instructor Handbook

Upon arrival at the Live ICP, you will be given a printed copy of the official GST Level 2 Instructor Handbook which outlines all the techniques and teaching methods covered during the week. Not only will the handbook help you keep track of everything you learn throughout the week, but it will serve as an invaluable reference when you return home and are expected to teach the GST techniques to your colleagues.


Evaluation Process

During the live ICP, we are evaluating you the entire week. Your techniques, your dedication, your interactions with the other students, etc. At the end of the week, we conduct a series of drills designed to assess your competency in the skills learned and use mock teaching exercises to verify your comprehension of the Gracie Teaching Methodologies. If your performance meets Gracie University standards, you will receive your GST Level 2 Instructor Certification.


Certification Details

Upon successful completion of the Live ICP, you will receive a GST Level 2 Instructor Certificate, a GST Level 2 Instructor T-shirt, and a GST Level 2 Challenge Coin. Since GST Level 2 also serves as a GST Level 1 recertification, you will be authorized to teach both Levels for 2 years (24 months) within your organization

Fitness Level Necessary for Successful Completion: Highly Active

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC  or call 620.694.1400  at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you to contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

Notice of Availability of the KLETC Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:

The University of Kansas has determined that the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) main campus in Hutchinson and its regional sites in Dodge City, Hays, and Parsons are separate campuses. This determination was made in consultation with the Department of Education. The report is available online t:

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; the procedures the institution will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred On-Campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Non-Campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the institution or a recognized student organization; and on Public Property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

 A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 785-864-6414 or emailing or arrange for pick-up at a KLETC location.

 Session Information: LE25019F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 09/23/24 and ending on 09/27/24
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CDT
Gracie Collects Fees : $0.00


This session is scheduled to take place September 23 - 27, 2024.

For those attendees with dorm room reservations who desire to come in the night before, please come to the Main KLETC Entrance, it is near the flagpole and marked with a large "A". More information will be provided through email approximately one week before the start of training. Checkout time is 8:00 AM on your departure day or last day of training, please have all personal items removed at that time.

Law Enforcement officers attending continuing education training are permitted to carry their firearm while on the KLETC campus. Law enforcement officers carrying a firearm on the KLETC campus must possess appropriate agency identification.

We are a tobacco and alcohol-free campus.

If you have any questions concerning this session, please contact KLETC at 620.694.1400 or by email. Thank you again for your willingness to participate. We look forward to seeing you at KLETC!!

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