For this class, you will need the following items:
- Professional, instructor type clothing. No jeans or any other casual clothing.
- A notebook
- Pens and highlighters
- Eye and ear protection
- A quality defensive handgun (preferably in 9mm or better)
- 250 rounds of ammunition (minimum)
- A quality waist mounted holster, made specifically for your handgun.
- 10 dummy rounds for your caliber gun
- Water and snacks
- Proper footwear and clothing for classroom and range
- A positive attitude and the desire to become the best instructor possible
***How to get involved***
Step one: You must contact the USCCA at 1-877-577-4800 to purchase your eLearning module and to order your toolkit. Instructor candidates can purchase these together at a discounted price of 250.00. (You will receive your toolkit after completing the USCCA Instructor Certification Course.)
Step two: Contact me once you’ve passed the modules and we’ll get you registered for the Instructor Certification course
Step three: Once you have passed the course, you are ready to join the ranks as a USCCA Instructor – Go teach!
If you are ready to become a highly trained firearms instructor who is prepared to arm their students with an exceptional education then you are ready to become a USCCA Certified Instructor!
Join the ranks of the professional instructor and you can help teach people to become responsibly armed gun owners. Education is the key to dispelling the myths and untruths that we all face. As a certified instructor, you will have the knowledge and ability to safely teach gun owners about shooting, safe ownership, and safe (and legal) use of a firearm for self defense.
Please note: This course is not going to make you a better shooter. This course is designed to make the experienced shooter a good instructor.
The USCCA Instructor Certification course is approximately one day online and two days in the classroom and includes hands-on breakout sessions and a live-fire exercise. Ownership of the Instructor Toolkit is required. You will also cover the important skills needed to setting up and running your classroom and the range.
USCCA Instructor Certification Course
- Membership in the USCCA
- Successful completion of the online portion
- Verifiable firearms experience and safe handling
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Michael Martin, Chief Instructor and author of Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals, will review student materials provided in the Instructor Toolkit, identify important elements within the USCCA curriculum and present tips to maximize the use of multimedia materials. Students will learn common instructor mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to use PowerPoint to integrate the USCCA curriculum into their lessons. The course will also touch upon proper business and financial management.