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October 16, 2023 - October 19, 2023
All Day
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
917 Central Ave
Salem, VA 24153
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RADAR/LIDAR Instructor Course

Monday, October 16, 2023

Course Title: RADAR/LIDAR Instructor School
Date: October 16 – October 19, 2023 (0700 -1800)

Course Description:
This is the instructor course required for state certification as a RADAR and LIDAR instructor. Students must successfully estimate the speed of 50 vehicles (25 stationary/25 moving) +/- 3 mph average during the course. Students are also required to pass a comprehensive written examination with a score of 70% or greater. All students will be required to teach multiple presentations assigned by the instructors. Prior LIDAR training is not necessary for this course. If your department has any LIDAR equipment, bring a unit on the first day.

Students enrolled in this course should have a general instructor certification and should have been a certified RADAR operator for at least two years with RADAR enforcement currently part of their routine duties. Students must also be current on their RADAR operator certification.

Other Requirements:
All Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy member agency personnel must complete a 24 hour apprenticeship in an entry level class prior to receiving their RADAR instructor certification.
Fee: No fee for member agencies
(Non-member agency personnel will be admitted on a seats available basis.)
$500 per officer for non-member agency personnel
In-service Credit: 40 hours (4 legal/36 career development)
Class Size: Maximum 15 students
Please contact Cindy at Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy, 540-375-3095 or by email to register

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