USCCA Certified Instructor Course
If you’re ready to become a highly trained firearms instructor who is prepared to arm their students with an exceptional education then you’re ready to become a USCCA Nationally Certified firearms Instructor!
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.
Toolkits are available for all five courses and they include industry leading, professional power points and class materials put together by experts. These courses are put together for you, all you have to do is teach them!
USCCA instructors are certified to teach concealed carry classes in many States. In States that certify their own instructors, the USCCA instructor certification may meet the requirement needed to get certified by the State. (see States below).
Benefits Of Being A Certified Instructor
- You will be able to advertise yourself and your classes under the USCCA brand, and will be provided with USCCA logos for print materials, your website, social media, and apparel.
- Your name and classes will be advertised on the USCCA website.
- Your classes will be referred to those in search of a class near you by the USCCA Member Services team.
- You will be able to provide your students with a USCCA certificate so that they are able to apply for a CCW permit in their home state.
- You will be able to earn 50% commission on any students of yours that you refer to join the USCCA.
- You will be afforded premium discounts on bulk textbook purchases.
- You will be able to purchase a case of the latest issue of Concealed Carry Magazine at a 83% discount.
- You will be eligible to purchase additional USCCA branded curriculum at the discount and add certifications to your resume by taking additional training with USCCA Training Counselors.
- You will have unrestricted access to the USCCA Instructor Portal where you will find presentation support videos, lesson plans, registration forms, quizzes, state supplements, etc…
- You will be qualified to apply to become a USCCA Training Counselor and certify others to be instructors.
Purchase and complete the 8 hour online training module with the USCCA. At this time, you will also purchase your USCCA Instructor Toolkit (class in a box) which includes your professional classroom PowerPoint presentations, 10 copies of Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals by Michael Martin, a classroom poster, 10 copies of Concealed Carry Magazine, and a USCCA Instructor Polo and range cap. Everything you need to start holding classes.
Working in collaboration with expert photographers, illustrators and videographers, the USCCA has created what’s now considered to be the industry standard for concealed carry, basic defense pistol and home defense Power Points and textbooks.
The total cost for the online training module and the instructor toolkit is $250 payed directly to the USCCA when you order.
You must complete the online training module at least 2 weeks before your class date.
Make sure to tell them you are signing up for a instructor certification course and your training counselor is Heather Reitsma, instructor #729655.
Call 1-877-577-4800 to purchase your eLearning module and to order your instructor toolkit from USCCA. You will receive your instructor toolkit after completing our in person course.
Take our one day (12 hour) in person course consisting of classroom instruction, hands-on breakout sessions, and live-fire exercises. You must complete step 1 and step 2 before becoming a USCCA certified instructor.
Some counselors hold the instructor course over a 2 day period but because we own our own range and training center, we are able to hold the 12 hour course in one day making it easier for those that may be flying in from other States.
The cost for our certification course is $347. Payment is made in class via cash, personal check or money order.
Our in person course covers the following topics as required by the USCCA.
- 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 earn you the right to be called a United States Concealed Carry Association Certified Instructor. Your certification is approved to teach concealed carry classes in 36 states. You will be listed on the USCCA Instructor website and your classes will be searchable to prospective students on the USCCA website.
You must pass a shooting qualification, pass a written exam and you must pass the instructor’s approval in class participation and presentation skills. You must earn the right to become a USCCA Certified Instructor. But once you do, you will join the best in training citizens across America in the principals of self-defense, concealed carry and home defense.
States That Approve The USCCA Curriculum For Issuing Carry Permits
The USCCA Concealed Carry Course curriculum has been approved in 32 States for their legal requirements for a permit and reciprocity:
Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut (instructor submitted), Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky** (instructor submitted see note below**), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hamshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Washington.
However, some of these States require that the concealed carry permit firearms instructor be State approved to teach it. Please see list below for States that accept USCCA Certified Instructors to teach it.
USCCA Certified Instructors are certified to teach concealed carry classes in 21 States:
Alaska: USCCA Certified Instructors who meet the requirements of the Alaska regulations and statutes may apply to become competency course providers in the State of Alaska.
Florida: USCCA Instructors teaching a firearms course are recognized by the State of Florida as of 11/13/2013.
Iowa: Per §724.9(1)(b), the USCCA and its instructors are qualified to train carry permit holders.
Idaho: The Idaho Sheriff’s Association has reviewed our materials and accepted it as meeting or exceeding the requirements for an Enhanced Permit. Our certified instructors are qualified to teach in Idaho.
Illinois: The USCCA training curriculum is approved by the Illinois State Police.
Kansas: Kansas certifies instructors individually. The USCCA training complies with prerequisite training to become a Kansas-certified instructor.
Kentucky: The USCCA Concealed Carry Course curriculum is approved by Kentucky State Police for permit if the instructor is a KY DOCJT Instructor. You will have to submit the USCCA materials as part of your application packet to KSP for approval.
Maine: The Maine State Police have recognized USCCA training as meeting legal requirements. Our certified instructors are qualified to teach in Maine.
Maryland: The Maryland State Police have agreed to accept USCCA materials as part of the process to become a Licensed Qualified Handgun instructor.
Michigan: The Michigan State Police and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards recognize the USCCA training as meeting legal requirements.
Minnesota: The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has recognized the USCCA as a certifying organization. Our certified instructors are qualified to teach in Minnesota.
Mississippi: Mississippi certifies instructors individually to teach the required course for an Enhanced Permit. USCCA training also meets the prerequisite training for instructors to become individually certified in Mississippi.
Missouri: The Missouri Department of Public Safety has recognized the USCCA as a certifying organization. Our certified instructors are qualified to teach in Missouri.
Montana: Per statute 45-8-321(3)(b), the USCCA and its instructors are qualified to train carry permit holders.
Ohio: Per statute 2923.125(B)(3)(b), the USCCA training meets the legal requirements for our instructors. Our certified instructors are qualified to teach in Ohio.
Oklahoma: Oklahoma certifies instructors individually. The USCCA training complies with prerequisite training to become a Oklahoma-certified instructor.
South Carolina: The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division recognizes the USCCA Instructor Training as prerequisite training to become a South Carolina certified instructor.
Utah: Utah certifies instructors individually. The USCCA training complies with prerequisite training to become a Utah-certified instructor. Applicants will need to provide a copy of the USCCA curriculum to the UTAH BCI when applying.
West Virginia: Per statute and recognized by the attorney for the Sheriff’s association, the USCCA training meets the legal requirements for our instructors. Our certified instructors are qualified to teach in West Virginia.
Wisconsin: The USCCA Instructor Certification meets the statutory requirements in Wisconsin. Our certified instructors are qualified to teach in Wisconsin.
Wyoming: Per statute §6-8-104(b)(vii)(D), the USCCA training meets the legal requirements for our instructors. Our certified instructors are qualified to teach in Wyoming.
Virginia: Per statute §18.2-308.02(B)(7), the USCCA training meets the legal requirements for our instructors. Our certified instructors are qualified to teach in Virginia.”
The USCCA is working with many other states to meet their legal requirements.
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