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USCCA Certified Instructor Training Class

This hands-on small class training certifies you to teach Concealed Carry, Basic Pistol & Home Defense

Duration: 5 to 7 hrs On-line e learning program and up to 14 classroom hrs and 2 hrs on the range



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Once you pass the on line e-learning class, the two day on site classroom and the range shooting test, you are immediately certified and have the materials to teach 3 exciting classes, Basic Pistol, Concealed Carry and Home Defense.

You also qualify to be approved for our 3 new exciting classes, Emergency First Aid, Women's Handgun & Self Defense and Countering the Mass Shooter Threat.  Only USCCA Certified Instructors may qualify to teach these classes after taking  and passing elearning at their own pace and.  No classroom work with a Training Counselor is needed to teach these new and dynamic classes. 

See all details at USCCA Certified Instructor Training Class

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Topics Covered

The 7 topics covered in the over 300 PowerPoint Slides and 14 videos provided by USCCA are:
Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan
Self-defense Firearms Basics
Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
The Legal Use of Force
Violent Encounters and their Aftermath
Gear and Gadgets
Basic and Advanced Skills
Using various combinations of the slides are videos you are trained and certified to conduct three different classes. Class times shown below are USCCA recommended times, add time for breaks, range time and additional discussion as needed:
Home Defense 2.5 hrs
Basic Pistol 2.5 hrs
Concealed Carry 4.5 hrs

Expect a fast-paced class and lots of interaction and participation by your fellow candidates.  We require you already have strong safety skills and the desire to share your knowledge with others, while following USCCA rules doctrine and procedures. We will demonstrate how we want the material taught, and then have you teach it back and receive feedback and suggestions.

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Expectations and Outcomes

We will assure all successful candidates have the comprehensive knowledge of the material and how to present it the USCCA way.  We will also assure you have a solid understanding of our code of conduct and administrative procedures.  We will also discuss how to plan, budget for and advertise your class to assist you in being a successful instructor.

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Documentation Requirements

Details on what to bring will be sent via e-mail after we approve your attending this instructor level class.

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What is needed is for you to contact me via email at You let me know of your interest and several good times to reach you to discuss your background and goals in becoming a USCCA Certified Instructor. You can also just call me at (520) 477-1251 and we can set a mutually convenient time to discuss this further.

While more than half of my instructor candidates are already certified, generally by the NRA, I welcome experienced and safe handgunners.  

Details on what to bring will be sent via e-mail after we approve your attending this instructor level class.