About CENSECFOR Toolbox
An Official US Navy mobile application, produced by the Navy PMW 240 Program.
The CENSECFOR Toolbox application provides US Navy personnel and others with on-demand access to certain Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) training courses. The app also includes information that prospective students will need prior to reporting to one of CENSECFOR’s 13 learning sites. The app is essentially a toolbox that helps users establish and build a sound foundation of weapons safety along with an understanding of classroom instruction offered by CENSECFOR.
CENSECFOR tools are relevant to all Navy applicants, current Sailors, transitioning Sailors, Veterans, and others who wish to learn more about safe weapons handling. Although the app is geared toward both military and civilian users, it will help Navy personnel complete the required course PQS 43466-D Security Force Weapons Fundamentals. The app also provides information on other required and recommended prerequisites, gear lists and contacts for other CENSECFOR courses.
This first version of the CENSECFOR Toolbox app hosts two courses: (1) Personal Firearms Safety and Guidelines and (2) M9 Service Pistol Operator Training. In the future, the app will be expanded to include courses on the M4 Rifle, the M500 shotgun and other weapons, as well as antiterrorism training and related courses.
The CENSECFOR Toolbox app is divided into the following sections for ease of use:
• M9 Service Pistol Operator Training. This course currently makes up the bulk of the app. It provides refresher training that enables students to safely and efficiently maintain and operate this weapon. The course contains an introduction, 3 modules (Safety, Operation, Maintenance), and a post-test.
• Personal Firearms Safety and Guidelines. This course focuses on common firearm safety guidelines, safe handling procedures, characteristics, nomenclature, cycle of operation, common malfunctions and stoppages, proper care and maintenance, and the legal responsibilities of owning a firearm. There are knowledge checks but no tests.
Learning Site and Course Information:
• The app also includes sections detailing course prerequisites and locations, Emergency resources, a Feedback mechanism, and a Favorites section, which allows users to bookmark and easily access parts of the app they find personally important.
After launching the app, users select the desired course of instruction. Once this is chosen, CENSECFOR displays training content identical to training offered via Navy eLearning. If required, this app will even allow Sailors to submit successful course completion documentation to their Electronic Training Jackets (ETJ).
The CENSECFOR app offers public content only -- no authentication/authorization required. Download yours today!