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Become a USCCA CCW Certified Instructor

Get Certified to Teach Ohio CCW Classes

The USCCA Home Defense and Concealed Carry Fundamentals

 

USCCA CCW CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

 

Want to be an instructor to teach the Ohio CCW license? Or do you love guns and enjoy helping others learn how to shoot safely and effectively? Then you’re ready to become a USCCA CCW Certified Instructor. This will allow you to start teaching the USCCA’s firearm courses and maybe even the Ohio CCW training. 

As a Certified USCCA CCW Instructor not only do you get paid to teach, but you also get many other benefits.

  • Modern training materials including a PowerPoint presentation with multi-media components.
  • Personalized support from the USCCA Staff trainers.
  • Discounts on guns and gear
  • Earn money while teaching your passion
  • Tax savings by writing off your business’s guns, gear, and training
  • Teach the Ohio CCW training requirement

Now is the perfect time to start or expand your concealed carry (CCW) training business.

You’ll have to ask your local Sheriff if they will honor the USCCA Instructor Certification for teaching the Ohio concealed carry. Many sheriffs will honor it but you’ll have to check with your local Sheriff’s offices.

Many USCCA instructors are also NRA Certified Pistol instructors since all Ohio Sheriffs recognize the NRA Instructor credentials. Click here for details on the NRA Pistol Instructor Certification.

This instructor level training is completed in one day. Please see all the details below. You do not have to have a concealed carry license to become an instructor. If you want to take the Ohio CCW training, click here.

How to Get Certified as an USCCA CCW Instructor

Here is the 3-Step Plan to Get Certified as an USCCA CCW Instructor

 

Step 1: Prepare for the USCCA CCW Instructor Training:

Order the USCCA eLearning & Instructor Toolkit by calling the USCCA at 877-577-4800. This kit includes the eLearning Training and Instructor Toolkit. The one-time cost is $250. No exceptions to ordering and completing the eLearning.
The required eLearning Training must be completed before the USCCA CCW Instructor Training

Get Ready!

Learn the details of the USCCA instructor training in this PDF and get the required information and forms for the training.

  • Review the USCCA Instructor Training Agenda and see what to bring to the training.
  • Practice the USCCA Instructor qualification before the training.
  • Complete the Learning Styles Inventory Test and bring it to the USCCA CCW Instructor Course.

Sign up for Armed2Defend’s USCCA CCW Instructor Training – Click here for dates.

USCCA CCW Instructor Toolkit

USCCA CCW Instructor Training

Step 2: At the USCCA CCW Instructor Training

The USCCA CCW Instructor training is a combination of lessons and role-playing. We’ll go through the instructor’s requirements and you’ll get a chance to practice your teaching skills.
The major pass/fail for this course is going to be your attitude. Only CCW instructor candidates that prove that they will represent the USCCA in an appropriate manner will be able to become certified. If you come with an open mind and a positive attitude, then you’ll do great.

Test and Shooting Qualification:
a. There is an open book/notes test that you need to pass to become certified. All material is covered in the course and can easily be referenced in your notes or course information.
b. The USCCA CCW Instructor shooting qualification is listed here so be sure to PRACTICE! The basic guideline is that if you can’t complete it before the course. Then don’t plan to be able to complete it at the instructor training. We’re here to help. But remember that this is an instructor level course, not a beginner’s class.

Step 3: Get Ready to Teach CCW Classes! The USCCA and I Are Here For You!

After the course, I’ll send your passing qualification to the USCCA.
It takes the USCCA about two-weeks to finalize your credentials. They will send you the welcome information and create your login on the USCCA Instructor Portal.
At this point, you’ll have full access to the training material and you’re ready to teach!

Armed2Defend and the USCCA are here to help. As an instructor, please don’t hesitate to contact with questions. We all want you to be the best firearms instructor that you can be.

Get Prepared and Start Teaching!

Rest assured that you have support after the training through Kevin Sadeski who has trained over 20,000 for Ohio CCW license and over 500 NRA Instructors! Many of these instructors are actively teaching CCW classes.

Support After the Certification Training!

USCCA CCW Instructor Toolkit

Step 1: Prepare for the USCCA CCW Instructor Training:

Order the USCCA eLearning & Instructor Toolkit by calling the USCCA at 877-577-4800. This kit includes the eLearning Training and Instructor Toolkit. The one-time cost is $250. No exceptions to ordering and completing the eLearning.
The required eLearning Training must be completed before the USCCA CCW Instructor Training

Get Ready!

Learn the details of the USCCA instructor training in this PDF and get the required information and forms for the training.

  • Review the USCCA Instructor Training Agenda and see what to bring to the training.
  • Practice the USCCA Instructor qualification before the training.
  • Complete the Learning Styles Inventory Test and bring it to the USCCA CCW Instructor Course.

Sign up for Armed2Defend’s USCCA CCW Instructor Training – Click here for dates.

 

USCCA CCW Instructor Training

Step 2: At the USCCA CCW Instructor Training

The USCCA CCW Instructor training is a combination of lessons and role-playing. We’ll go through the instructor’s requirements and you’ll get a chance to practice your teaching skills.
The major pass/fail for this course is going to be your attitude. Only CCW instructor candidates that prove that they will represent the USCCA in an appropriate manner will be able to become certified. If you come with an open mind and a positive attitude, then you’ll do great.

Test and Shooting Qualification:
a. There is an open book/notes test that you need to pass to become certified. All material is covered in the course and can easily be referenced in your notes or course information.
b. The USCCA CCW Instructor shooting qualification is listed here so be sure to PRACTICE! The basic guideline is that if you can’t complete it before the course. Then don’t plan to be able to complete it at the instructor training. We’re here to help. But remember that this is an instructor level course, not a beginner’s class.

Support After the Certification Training

Step 3: Get Ready to Teach CCW Classes! The USCCA and I Are Here For You!

After the course, I’ll send your passing qualification to the USCCA.
It takes the USCCA about two-weeks to finalize your credentials. They will send you the welcome information and create your login on the USCCA Instructor Portal.
At this point, you’ll have full access to the training material and you’re ready to teach!

Armed2Defend and the USCCA are here to help. As an instructor, please don’t hesitate to contact with questions. We all want you to be the best firearms instructor that you can be.

Get Prepared and Start Teaching!

Rest assured that you have support after the training through Kevin Sadeski who has trained over 20,000 for Ohio CCW license and over 500 NRA Instructors! Many of these instructors are actively teaching CCW classes.

Course Details

Prerequisite:

Before you can take the USCCA CCW instructor training, you need to order the USCCA eLearning & Instructor Toolkit. Simply give the USCCA Team a call at 877-577-4800 to secure your eLearning Training and Instructor Toolkit. This is a one-time cost of $250.

Please note that the instructor level training requires the ability to plan ahead and to be ready for the training and prerequisites. If you have questions, please ask, but you must be familiar with the expectations before the training. If you can’t be prepared for the instructor training. Then the expectation is that you won’t be able to properly prepare to teach a CCW class after you get certified.

Course Fee:

$347 for the USCCA CCW Instructor training class. This course fee amount is required by the USCCA and cannot be changed. 

Total Cost:

$347 Class fee + $250 USCCA CCW Instructor Toolkit and eLearning (order through the USCCA) = $597

Course Location:

Please see each date for the location. Typically our classes are within 20 minutes of downtown Columbus Ohio. The classroom portion is located at the historic Wagnalls Memorial Library in Lithopolis Ohio. Our private covered shooting range is 4 minutes away in Canal Winchester Ohio.

Course Length:

The USCCA CCW Instructor Training is a required 2-day training. It is scheduled to go from 9 am to around 5 pm each day. But the actual ending time is based on the instructor candidates’ performance. You can view the class schedule here.

Number of Participants:

There must be at least 4 USCCA CCW Instructor Candidates in the training. Each Training Counselor can train up to 12 USCCA CCW Instructor Candidates. 

Food and Drinks:

You will not be able to leave the class to go out for lunch/dinner. Please either pack you own lunch/drinks/snacks or plan to purchase in class. Typically there is an option to purchase food and drinks at the training. More details will be sent after you register and as the class day gets closer. We don’t mind if you are eating/drinking during class. (We may have a microwave on site. Ask to be sure.)

Gun, Ammo, & Safety Equipment:

You are responsible for supplying the pistol and ammunition for the training and qualification. For this course and qualification, you must shoot a 9 mm or 38 special or higher caliber. No AR style pistols will be allowed. We recommend that you bring 200 rounds of ammo for the instructor training and qualification. We can supply the range safety equipment for you to borrow if needed. We require side shields on glasses. 

Your range gun must be unloaded and in a closed bag, box or case until you’re instructed to remove it. Please have all magazines also unloaded. You’ll load them as instructed during the training. Please leave your firearm locked in your car during the classroom portion. If you aren’t sure, please ask.

Qualification Target:

The required USCCA CCW Instructor shooting qualification is not timed but it is scored based on hits within the 6.75 inch circle of the USCCA Target. You can read more about the qualification here. Shooting distances range from 4 yards to 15 yards. You have to score 40/50 shots to qualify. You will have two attempts to qualify.

You must also adhere to the USCCA’s 4 Universal safety rules and follow the instructor’s commands to pass. USCCA CCW Instructor candidates can fail this qualification.

Here is the link to the USCCA target. https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/product/uscca-shooting-targets/

Recommended Hotels:

There isn’t a specified hotel for this event, however, we have recommended hotels listed below. Click here to see them

Why Choose Armed2Defend for Your Instructor Training?

We have trained far more students than anyone else.

Learn from the most experienced instructional team! 

Our students love us!

You'll find overwhelming evidence on Google, Facebook, Yelp, Angies List and Yellow Pages. 

 

 

Don't just get certified, get trained by one of the most experienced trainers!

Kevin Sadeski has trained over 500 NRA Certified Instructors. Learn from the best and have the best after the training support!

 

We have a passion for providing not only great instruction, but also great customer service.

We are proud to have earned the Angies List Super Service award 7 years in a row: 2013-2019.

NRA Membership Recruiter of the Year for 2016!

Top Instructor Recruiter in the nation for 2014 - 2019.

Armed2Defend has recruited over 10,000 NRA Members!

Upcoming Dates

Recommended Hotel Options

(There are some inexpensive options off Interstate 70 on Scarborough Blvd and Brice Rd (~$45-$70). Even so, we would not recommend staying in that area.)

Carraway Guest House

156 Washington St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

6 min to classroom 
Approx $79/night

Closest option by far. In quaint downtown Canal Winchester.

Friendly owners. Great reviews.

Unfortunately it is frequently booked up.

Best Western Canal Winchester Inn

6323 Prentiss School Place, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

9 min to classroom
Approx $139/night

Second closest option. Close to several restaurants & fast food options.

Arguably overpriced.

Holiday Inn Express Southeast Columbus

4041 Hamilton Square Blvd, Columbus, OH 43125

16 min to classroom
Approx $150/night

Located right next to the previous option (WoodSpring) but much more expensive.

At this price point, the much closer Best Western would make more sense.

Baymont by Wyndham Columbus/ Rickenbacker

2323 Rickenbacker Pkwy W, Columbus, OH  43217

16 min to classroom
Approx $80/night

Inexpensive. Looks nice. Right across from the Rickenbacker Military Base.

Surrounded by warehouses. No close fast food or grocery store options.

Testimonials

Kyle W.
Kyle W.
21:39 06 Aug 20
If you are reading this, do yourself a favor and pull the theoretical trigger on it, immediately!!! Kevin and Alisha are a power couple force to be reckoned with! Best CCW courses I could have ever hoped for. I did all three modules through ZOOM with them and they are the kindest, cutest, most patient people i've met. They always stayed after the "class" to answer questions and clarify anything. The quizzes are straightforward and they took my feedback on the last one and hopefully adjusted accordingly. I had the pleasure of having Kevin as my instructor at the range and It was on the 4th of July so we even got to try some neat toys for free! I tried the pistol sampler even though i have my ideal concealed carry firearm, and I really enjoyed how they had it laid out, (even though i didn't get to shoot one because it "broke"). I met Kevin's dad also and you could tell he was a real old school gamgster in his day. I just received my CHL yesterday thanks to these guys.. If you're still reading just do yourself a favor and take this course. It's the best bang for your buck and you won't regret meeting these awesome individuals. I will be recommending as well as directing all of my applicable business towards them. Anyone who rates this course negatively is a true biggot and trust me, there ARE people who just want to watch the world burn.
Orangutangerine _.
Orangutangerine _.
17:39 06 Aug 20
No complaints. Well done classes and very informative with the lawyer being present.
adrian W.
adrian W.
19:36 05 Aug 20
Great experience very helpful and knowledgeable
Rodney K.
Rodney K.
11:53 04 Aug 20
This was a very easy to follow class and very informative. I have and will recommend it again.
Ethen S.
Ethen S.
15:17 03 Aug 20
Great experience!!!
Sherm S.
Sherm S.
13:29 03 Aug 20
This was my first experience taking a firearms class after the Plandemic. They executed the ZOOM meetings flawlessly, but the real fun was at the range. I LOVE how they are constantly emphasizing SAFETY from the very beginning. The crew running this show is top-notch! I highly recommend Armed2Defend, I'll be taking more classes here!
Craig S.
Craig S.
22:00 02 Aug 20
Great staff and facility. Instructors presented the materials in a very effective manner and kept the participants engaged.
Tony P.
Tony P.
19:43 02 Aug 20
Kevin and Alisha were great to work with. Class size was great and they were helpful and answered all questions I had. I have been back once for the range time and additional instruction. Great company and people to work with.
Keith J.
Keith J.
15:59 02 Aug 20
Fantastic. Very well educated on the subject matter. Uses good materials. Nice range session. Kevin and Alisha are the best! Thank you again for a wonderful class!
Craig S.
Craig S.
14:52 02 Aug 20
The training from the staff was amazing and no matter the comfort level of participants each person was treated professionally and the material was...
Steve T.
Steve T.
21:14 01 Aug 20
Highly recommend! The online classes were very convenient, well packaged, and the instructors know conceal carry inside & out.
Ron B.
Ron B.
10:31 01 Aug 20
Great class and training because you actually learn about firearm functions, safety, handling, operation. Range exercises are well supervised and...

We are family owned and operated.

You’ll quickly see that our business is more than a business to us. We have a passion to provide meaningful training. It is that passion that fuels us!

I took a class to become a concealed carrier in January 2010 (before we started Armed2Defend). My instructor was there to collect my payment and check off some boxes. He didn’t care if I learned anything. It was a paycheck to him and in his eyes the class was just a hoop for me to jump through. Ten months later Armed2Defend was born with the vision of providing excellent training at an affordable price.

Our instructors are amazing. They will make sure you learn the knowledge, skills and attitude that set the foundation for being a responsibly armed citizen! And you’ll feel like part of the Armed2Defend family during the process. 

I hope to meet you in a class soon,

Alisha Sadeski