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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.

Why Become an Instructor

Being certified to teach concealed carry, home defense, handgun safety and defensive shooting is your chance to save lives and turn law-abiding Americans into ultimate protectors. Now is the time to help arm students with practical, real-world training they can’t find anywhere else. Register online or ​call the Instructor Support Team at 1-877-577-4800 to secure your spot in a USCCA Instructor course today.

Become a USCCA Certified Instructor in 3 Easy Steps


Choose an Instructor Course and Secure Your Toolkit

Register online or call 1-877-577-4800 to reserve your spot and secure your eLearning Training and Instructor Toolkit full of resources for both you and your future students.


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.


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. Register online or call the Instructor Support Team at 1-877-577-4800 to secure your spot today.

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Provide Proven Training With a Professional Look

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 you can make a great first impression. Your students will walk away educated, trained and hungry for more.


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. Simply post your classes online and watch as spots fill up. We’re constantly pushing traffic to this rapidly growing community so you can focus on becoming a confident firearms instructor people trust. Our comprehensive class management system will help you to 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!


Make Extra Money With Class and Referral Fees

When you utilize our premium program, you can charge a premium class price. And with the ability to earn up to $75 on every USCCA Membership sold to your students, you’ll be able to make additional referral income too. Rest easy knowing the people you’ve taught will be protected from the uncertain aftermath of a self-defense incident as soon as they become members.


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 like textbooks, Concealed Carry Magazine and additional USCCA-branded programs.


Connection to a Dedicated Support Team

Our Instructor Support Team is staffed with highly trained Certified Instructors and Training Counselors. These individuals have gone through extensive training, and their sole job 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!

Choose Your USCCA Instructor Course

Option 1:

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Instructor Certification
  • Developing a Personal- and Home-Protection Plan
  • Self-Defense Firearms Basics
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • The Legal Use of Force
  • Violent Encounters and Their Aftermaths
  • Gear and Gadgets
  • Basic and Advanced Skills

Option 2:

Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor Certification
  • Safety and Training Goals
  • Warrior Expert Theory
  • Counter-Ambush Training
  • The Balance of Speed and Precision
  • Stance, Movement, Grip and Trigger Control
  • High Compressed Ready and Presentation
  • Intuitive Defensive Shooting Drills

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 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

Become a USCCA Certified Instructor Today:

Take Your Career To The Next Level By Arming Your Students With Practical,
Real World Training from the Fastest Growing Recognized National Training Organization in the Industry!

Register for a Course Online or Call The Instructor Support Team To Secure Your Spot Today:

(877) 577-4800

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