USCCA Instructor Certification

Duration: This is a 2-Day Course (16 Hours)



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The USCCA INSTRUCTOR COURSE is the TWO-DAY live training portion of the certification process prescribed by the USCCA for those desiring to become USCCA Certified Firearms Instructors.

USCCA Instructors are certified to teach concealed carry, basic defensive handgun, home defense, active shooter and gun shot wound/first aid. That's five certifications in one! No need to obtain multiple instructor certifications.


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Topics Covered

Live Instructor Training: Take our two-day (16 hour) in-person course consisting of classroom instruction, hands-on breakout sessions, and live-fire exercises. 

Curriculum covers the following topics:

  • Course Introduction and FAQs
  • Instructor Mistakes
  • Teaching Best Practices
  • Managing a Safe Live Fire Range
  • Live Fire Exercises
  • Presenting the Student Multimedia
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Final Test and Review

Successful completion of this course will qualify you as a United States Concealed Carry Association Certified Instructor. In order to successfully complete the course, the instructor candidate must pass a shooting qualification, pass a written exam and you must pass the instructor's approval in class participation and presentation skills. The cost for our certification course is $347

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Expectations and Outcomes

Certification and Launch: Once you've completed the Certified Instructor Course, your Training Counselor will submit your instructor credentials, and your Instructor Toolkit will be shipped to you right away.

Your USCCA Instructor Toolkit includes your professional classroom PowerPoint presentations, 10 copies of Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals by Michael Martin, classroom posters, 10 copies of Concealed Carry Magazine, and a USCCA Instructor Polo and range cap.

Once your certification is approved, you will be listed on the USCCA Instructor website and your classes will be searchable to prospective students. As a USCCA Instructor, you will join the best of the best in training citizens across America in the principles of self-defense, concealed carry and home defense.

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Instructor Training Courses, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Step One

eLearning and Toolkit: Call the USCCA at 877.577.4800 to secure your access to the required, prerequisite 8-hour eLearning component, AND, and purchase your USCCA Instructor Toolkit.

The total cost for the online training module and instructor toolkit is $250 payed directly to the USCCA when you order.

You must complete the online training module at least one week before your class date.

NOTE: Make sure to tell them you are signing up for an Instructor Certification Course and your training counselor is Brian Holmes, Instructor #248175.

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I addition to the e-Learning training, there is 16 hours of Classroom Instruction based on the USCCA's Instructor Development curriculum, supplemented by videos, instructor demonstrations, and active exercises.

Once registered, you will be contacted by Brian Holmes with a list of required equipment for the range qualification portion of the program.