Become a USCCA Certified Instructor

Upcoming Dates

Jul
12
Fri
USCCA CCW Instructor Training
Jul 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Aug
2
Fri
USCCA CCW Instructor Training
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sep
13
Fri
USCCA CCW Instructor Training
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Oct
4
Fri
USCCA CCW Instructor Training
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

How to Get Certified to Teach USCCA Home Defense and Concealed Carry Fundamentals

 

USCCA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

 

Do you love guns and enjoy helping others learn how to shoot safely and effectively? Then you’re ready to become an USCCA Certified Instructor and start teaching the USCCA’s firearm courses.

As a Certified USCCA Firearms 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

Now is the perfect time to start or expand your concealed carry 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 USCCA instructors are also NRA Certified Pistol instructors since all Ohio sheriff’s recognize the NRA credentials. Click here for details on the NRA Pistol Instructor Certification.

This instructor level training is a 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.

How to Get Certified as an USCCA Instructor

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

 

Step 1: Prepare for the USCCA 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 for an easy, one-time cost of $250. Absolutely no exceptions to ordering and completing the eLearning.
The required eLearning Training must be completed before the Instructor Training

Get Ready!

Practice the required shooting qualification for the USCCA Instructor Training. Click here to download the qualification (includes class schedule).
Sign up for Armed2Defend’s USCCA Instructor Training – Click here for dates.
Complete this Learning Styles Test and Bring to the Instructor Course. Click here to download

 

USCCA Instructor Toolkit

USCCA Instructor Training

Step 2: At the Training

The USCCA Instructor training is a combination of lessons and role playing. We’ll go through the instructor 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 instructor candidates that prove that they will represent the USCCA in an appropriate manor 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 shooting qualification is listed here so be sure to PRACTICE! The basic guideline is that if you can’t complete it before the course, 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! The USCCA and I’m Here For You!

After the course I’ll send your passing qualification to the USCCA.
The USCCA 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 is 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 18,000 for Ohio concealed carry and over 500 NRA Instructors!

Support After the Certification Training!

USCCA Instructor Toolkit

Step 1: Prepare for the USCCA 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 for an easy, one-time cost of $250. Absolutely no exceptions to ordering and completing the eLearning.
The required eLearning Training must be completed before the Instructor Training

Get Ready!

Practice the required shooting qualification for the USCCA Instructor Training. Click here to download the qualification (includes course schedule).
Sign up for Armed2Defend’s USCCA Instructor Training – Click here for dates.
Complete this Learning Styles Test and Bring to the Instructor Course. Click here to download

USCCA Instructor Training

Step 2: At the Training

The USCCA Instructor training is a combination of lessons and role playing. We’ll go through the instructor 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 instructor candidates that prove that they will represent the USCCA in an appropriate manor 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 shooting qualification is listed here so be sure to PRACTICE! The basic guideline is that if you can’t complete it before the course, 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! The USCCA and I’m Here For You!

After the course I’ll send your passing qualification to the USCCA.
The USCCA 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 is 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 18,000 for Ohio concealed carry and over 500 NRA Instructors!

Course Details

Prerequisite:

Before you can take the USCCA 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 for an easy, 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 class after you certified.

Course Fee:

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

Total Cost:

$347 Class fee + $250 USCCA 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 Instructor Training can be accomplished in one long day. It is scheduled to go from 8 am to around 8 pm. But the actual ending time is based on the instructor candidates’ performance. You can view the class schedule here

Number of Participants:

The USCCA requires that there are at least 4 Instructor Candidates in the training. Each Training Counselor can train up to 12 Instructor Candidates each. 

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 and fridge. 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 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. 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 6 years in a row: 2013-2018.

NRA Membership Recruiter of the Year for 2016!

Top Instructor Recruiter in the nation for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018.

 Armed2Defend has recruited over 10,000 NRA Members!

Upcoming Dates

Jul
12
Fri
USCCA CCW Instructor Training
Jul 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Aug
2
Fri
USCCA CCW Instructor Training
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sep
13
Fri
USCCA CCW Instructor Training
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Oct
4
Fri
USCCA CCW Instructor Training
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Nov
1
Fri
USCCA CCW Instructor Training
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Dec
6
Fri
USCCA CCW Instructor Training
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

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.)

**TOP CHOICE**

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.

WoodSpring Suites Columbus Southeast

4105 Hamilton Square Blvd, Groveport, OH 43125

16 min to classroom
Approx $80/night

Reasonably close. Conveniently right off highway, one exit away from Canal Winchester. 

Close to a few fast food options and a Giant Eagle. 

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

Jon Hall
Jon H.
17:43 15 Jun 19
Spent the day with my Daughter NRA Pistol cerificatiom course. The course was well done from Legal information to basic Pistol training. Staff was friendly and well trained both in the classroom. And on the range. Would recommend this course to anyone looking to get the CCW.
John Abbott
John A.
03:18 15 Jun 19
Friendly and Knowledgeable
Gary Shifflet
Gary S.
20:00 13 Jun 19
Professional training!
Anthony Wilson
Anthony W.
01:04 10 Jun 19
I highly recommend using Armed2Defend for the CCW training requirement. The classroom and range instruction are high quality. Very knowledgeable trainers!
David Hazelbaker
David H.
00:47 09 Jun 19
Class was very enjoyable and range was a blast. Instructors were informative and had really approachable way about them. It is still mostly class time so you sit most of the day but they have figured out a way to make it enjoyable and fun.No matter what, you will walk out feeling like you learned what you are supposed to know and feel that you enjoyed yourself while doing it. I will be going back for some of their other classes to higher my education and train up more.
Jen Shirkey
Jen S.
01:00 07 Jun 19
Class was entertaining and very informative! The Instructors we’re also very friendly and helpful T the shooting range. I would highly recommend Armed2defend to obtain your CCW!
Darian Parden
Darian P.
21:35 04 Jun 19
Great place to take your CHL class. Great instructors who are willing to help and teach everything you need to know about everyday carry to what can/could happen if a self defense situation occurs.
Patrick Henderson
Patrick H.
20:48 03 Jun 19
Me and my wife was so excited to get our ccw class done on a week day and the instructors gave great knowledge from beginning to end. The attorney part helped me a lot.. Give me a much better understanding of the ccw laws. Price was very affordable and would definitely recommend this class to my friends and family...
Dewayne Riley
Dewayne R.
21:38 02 Jun 19
Dwayne Spence
Dwayne S.
13:00 31 May 19
Haze Blaze
Haze B.
19:09 25 May 19
eduardo biffi
eduardo B.
19:16 24 May 19
Every step was easy and I had someone to ask questions if I needed. Friendly and informative staff. Had a great time at the range with the instructors.

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