It takes a lot to have successful CCW classes. You must be knowledgeable and skilled in many areas. Not only must you be knowledgeable enough to train others how to safely use guns, but you must find ways to promote your classes, create and maintain a website, create a dynamic PowerPoint presentation, communicate with students and handle all of the administrative requirements.

These daunting tasks are made much easier with training received at a US Concealed Carry Association Instructor Certification Course. You will be equipped with the knowledge and materials to be successful in this highly competitive field.



The Course
The first part of the course is a 7 hour on-line training module developed by Michael Martin of the USCCA. The training module mirrors his book “Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals” and the professionally developed PowerPoint presentation for use in your classes. The on-line training module must be completed prior to attending the live two day training session.

The live two day certification session consists of classroom instruction, hands-on breakout sessions, and live-fire exercises.  The live certification session covers the following topics:

  • 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



The Instructor Toolkit
It has been called a “CCW Class in a Box.”  The USCCA Instructor Toolkit contains all of the material you need to conduct your 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 and home defense textbooks and PowerPoint presentations.

The Instructor Toolkit includes: 10 copies of Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals by USCCA Chief Instructor Michael Martin, his complete 235-slide PowerPoint presentation, 14 professional quality classroom videos that enhance the subject being discussed, and one classroom poster printed in high resolution color, using the same incredible graphics from the book and PowerPoint.



The Certification
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 CCW classes in 36 states. You will be listed on the USCCA Instructor website and your classes will be searchable to prospective students.

Please understand that this is not an automatic, rubber-stamp course. 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 and concealed carry.



Course Cost
Total cost for the course is $597.

The Instructor Toolkit and E-Learning Module are purchased directly from the USCCA. As registered students for the Instructor Certification Course, you will receive a substantial price reduction for these items. Your investment will only be $250. If you already have one or both of these, your price will be reduced or eliminated.

The cost for the 2 day live training session is $347. Class space is limited to 12 students.

Click this link for more information about the Instructor Toolkit.
Click this link for more information about the E-Learning Module.
Click this link to view an E-Learning Module Sample Lesson.


Get Certified
Several of our instructors are also USCCA Certified Training Counselors. They teach USCCA Certified Instructor Courses and can help you to get certified to teach CCW classes.

Nevada, Las Vegas - Bobby Schneider 303-548-7470 (Expanded USCCA course)

Florida, Gainesville - Mike Price 352-359-3005

Florida, Juno Beach - Dondi Byrd 561-568-4700

Florida, Tarpon Springs - George Gaines 404-918-7098

Indiana, Columbus - Brett Dicks 734-277-5985

Iowa, Cedar Rapids - David Turner 319-777-4316

Kentucky, Florence - Sam Rodriguez 859-360-9655

Kentucky, Russelville - Suzie Doer 270-970-4007