USCCA Instructor Development Course

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USCCA Instructor Development Course


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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN INSTRUCTOR, PLEASE CALL ME AT :: 765.425.1164. This course has a couple of deadlines for completing the online portion, and submitting info, etc. that need to be met.

This is the "Live, in-person" portion of the course.  

There is an online portion that must be purchased from the USCCA directly.   You can reach them at ::  1.855.689.1545.   This is the member-services number.


USCCA Instructor Certification Process

First the money stuff ::  

The total is just under $600.    (The online ‘E-learning’ portion is $147and the toolkit is $103, if purchased together, for a subtotal of $250 (from the USCCA), and the actual classroom, 2-day course (my part) is $347, totaling $597.00).   I don’t think the toolkit is technically REQUIRED for certification, but is a good idea.  If you will be teaching a class, then it IS required, as it contains books and the PowerPoint content.


Now, if you still are interested . . .

Steps To Become A Certified Instructor

1. Activate and complete the USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals eLearning module.

At this time, you will also purchase your USCCA Instructor Toolkit which includes your classroom presentation PowerPoint, 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.

Call 1-877-577-4800 to purchase your eLearning module and to order your toolkit. Instructor candidates can purchase these together at a discounted price. (You will receive your toolkit after completing Step 3, the USCCA Instructor Certification Course.)

2. Find and Sign up for a USCCA Instructor Certification class with a USCCA Training Counselor near you.

3. Attend a USCCA Instructor Certification course with a USCCA Training Counselor and qualify by passing both live fire and written examinations. You will receive your toolkit after completing the USCCA Instructor Certification Course.


For Step 1;  I spent probably 20 to 30 hours doing the online portion, but I am dyslexic, so I read at a snail’s pace.   Also, I wanted to absorb every last detail, and that added some extra time, too.

For Step 2;  That’s me (Eric Welsh).

For Step 3;  This is the class on the date listed above.   (But the online part needs to be complete a week or two in advance.)


Materials needed for the 2-day class at ACC ::

·        Notebook

·        Pens / Pencils

·        Pop, if you have a favorite

·        Lunch, and snacks

·        Your carry gear, incl. gun, holster, mags, and mag carriers

·        50 rounds ammo

·        A happy, positive attitude

·        ACC’s address is ::  29595 Leonard Road, Atlanta  IN46031

A syllabus will follow the class outline ::

1.    Developing A Personal & Home Protection Plan

2.   Self-Defense Firearms Basics

3.   Defensive Shooting Fundamentals

4.   The Legal Use of Force

5.   Violent Encounters And Their Aftermath

6.   Gear And Gadgets

7.   Basic And Advanced Skills

8.   Inside School Shootings: What We’ve Learned

9.   Emergency First Aid: Become Your Own First Responder

Primarily, we will be working on HOW TO TEACH that lesson plan.