The FITC develops the skills and abilities necessary to become a firearms instructor. The curriculum includes topic areas such as range safety, range management, marksmanship, ballistics, and instructional skills. The purpose of the FITC is to instill in each student the ability to safely, proficiently, and confidently conduct firearms training and qualifications courses commensurate with current USSS policies and standards. The FITC is 10 instructional days. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 12.