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Close Quarters Combat Instructor (CQCI)


Course Contact: (910) 440-6036


This 14 day course ensures qualified members are trained to conduct CQC shoothouse training including the planning and organizing that is necessary to safely replicate CQC mission scenarios to sustain individual and team skills.

The Close Quarters Combat Instructor (CQCI) course will provide unit level trainers with the skills necessary to conduct CQC training for tactical operators in accordance with Coast Guard policy and Training, Tactics and Procedures (TTP). CQCI is designated as a high risk training course.


14 Days


*Parent commands are responsible for ensuring course prerequisites are met and verifying documentation is correct/up to date (all documentation shall be hand carried).  All documentation will be reviewed upon arrival to SMTC and members arriving without prerequisites/documentation shall be disenrolled.

Commands requesting attendance of unit personnel must provide in the request a statement certifying how the prerequisites were met.

Commands requesting attendance of unit personnel not meeting the above criteria should request specific quota approval in writing from CG-DOD-2 prior to attendance. Unless there are extraordinary circumstances, approval will not be granted.

An equipment list is located on the SMTC Portal and can be accessed through a workstation III.
CG Portal - SMTC


Last Modified 12/24/2014