How to Become a Firearms Instructor and a USCCA Certified Trainer


Take your training career to the next level when you become a firearms instructor for the USCCA.

As a USCCA Instructor, you’ll become a valuable resource for your local network of responsibly armed Americans.

Now is the time to step up and arm others with practical, real-world training they can’t find anywhere else.

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Industry-Leading Curriculum

Become an effective leader by utilizing USCCA’s easy-to-teach lessons and proven training materials. Plus, you get an entire team dedicated to creating and updating existing curriculum based on YOUR feedback.

More than 7,000 certified instructors have benefited from the nation’s highest standard of training available only through the USCCA.

USCCA Ecosystem

Easily manage classes and attract more students by utilizing the USCCA Training ecosystem. This one-stop-shop gives you all the tools you need to post classes, accept payments and reach more people.

Included in the USCCA ecosystem is your USCCA Instructor Dashboard, which simplifies administrative work and allows you to manage your students in one place. 

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Instructor Resources

A dedicated USCCA Instructor Support Team is on standby throughout the instructor certification process, ready to answer questions and offer assistance 7 days a week. 

Once you’re certified as a USCCA Instructor, you can work with your support team to unlock your custom Instructor Dashboard. It’s filled with curriculum resources, including guides and videos, course materials, state supplements and marketing materials. 

If you’re looking to grow your business, you’ll also have access to our nationwide network of USCCA Certified Instructors for additional staffing resources.

Become a USCCA Certified Instructor in 3 Easy Steps

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Choose an Instructor Course and Secure Your Toolkit

Call 1-877-577-4800 or visit the USCCA Training site to secure your spot in a Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor Certification Course or a Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor Certification Course.

Reserving a spot in either course automatically registers you for an eLearning Training and Instructor Toolkit full of resources for both you and your future students.

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Take a Class With a Training Counselor

Upon completion of your eLearning Training you’ll be able to attend an in-person USCCA Certification Class with one of our experienced USCCA Training Counselors.

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Get Your Instructor Toolkit and Credentials

After successfully completing your in-person training and satisfying all course standards, you’ll receive your Instructor Toolkit and credentials in the mail.

That's It!

You’ll be ready to host highly effective classes with industry-leading teaching materials and endorsement from the USCCA. Call the Instructor Support Team at 1-877-577-4800 to secure your spot today!

Choose from 2 Instructor Certification Course Options

Option 1:

(2-Day)

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Concealed Carry and Home Defense Instructor Certification

Set yourself apart from other self-defense instructors in your area with the nationally recognized USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor Certification. This course is the gold standard for law-abiding Americans seeking to obtain their concealed carry permits.

Option 2:

(3-Day Live-Fire)

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Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor Certification

Learn how to provide students with safe and effective instruction while preparing them for real-world defensive situations. Once certified, you’ll have all the skills needed to hit the range and improve a student’s proficiency, regardless of his or her experience level.

USCCA Offers Everything You Need to Get Certified and Start Teaching

Get the Right Look and Premium Materials With the Instructor Toolkit.

You’ll receive an Instructor Toolkit filled with industry-leading teaching materials and curriculum designed to be practical yet extremely effective. USCCA Instructor apparel is also included so that you can make a great first impression. Your students will walk away educated, trained and ready to build on their newly developed skill sets.

After completion of the course, you’ll get:

  • 2 classroom posters, including “Semi-Automatic Firing Cycle” and “Universal Safety Rules”
  • 10 copies of Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals
  • 10 copies of Concealed Carry Magazine
  • USCCA Instructor shirt
  • USCCA Instructor hat and certified patch
  • Access to your own custom Instructor Dashboard with training resources
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Access to a Nationwide Network of Gun Owners and Potential Students

The USCCA Training site drives students of all experience levels right to your doorstep. With more than 100,000 potential students visiting the training site each month, simply post your classes online and watch as spots fill up. Our comprehensive class-management system will help you post classes, manage rosters and collect online payment from students with ease. It’s just one reason why the USCCA is the fastest-growing national training organization in the industry!

Save Big With Exclusive Discounts

Take the quality of your classes to new heights without breaking the bank. You’ll save on out-of-pocket expenses by receiving special discounts and free shipping on teaching and training materials such as textbooks, Concealed Carry Magazine and additional USCCA-branded programs.

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Connection to a Dedicated Support Team

Our Instructor Support Team is staffed with highly trained USCCA Certified Instructors and Training Counselors. These individuals have gone through extensive training, and their sole focus is to help you with any questions or needs you may have throughout this process. It’s arguably one of the best instructor communities in the nation, available to you 7 days a week!

Feedback From Trainees

“There is no place I would rather be teaching than alongside the instructors and staff of the USCCA!

As a former police officer of 10+ years and 13 years in the private sector, I have been exposed to and used a lot of different programs for firearms education. It wasn’t until I found the courses offered by the USCCA that I was able to offer my students the cutting-edge information needed to make them responsibly armed citizens.”

– Steven M. Dyer | USCCA Instructor, Maine

“Becoming a USCCA Instructor and gaining access to these materials has improved my classes and helped my business.

I use USCCA materials to teach concealed carry in Illinois for several reasons: The book follows the PowerPoint, the graphics and layout are quality, it’s up-to-date, and the material is easier for students to follow and for the instructor to go through.”

– Kevin M. | USCCA Instructor, Illinois

Questions?

Questions about how to become a firearms instructor or what it takes to teach concealed carry classes and gun safety? Contact the USCCA’s Instructor Support Team and learn how YOU can start saving lives: 1-877-577-4800

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