How to Get Certified to Teach Ohio Concealed Carry

How to Get Certified to Teach Ohio Concealed Carry Classes

NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor Training

How to get certified to teach Ohio concealed carry classes

If you want to know how to get certified to teach Ohio concealed carry classes then this training is the starting point. Ohio’s law requires that CCW instructors are certified by the NRA for teaching the Basic Pistol Instruction course. This instructor level training is a two day class that is completed in one weekend. There are also pre-course qualifications that are set by the NRA and are designed to be completed before this training. You do not have to have a concealed carry license to become an instructor.


If you want more information on taking an Ohio Concealed Carry Training class or an NRA Basic Pistol Course please click here.

NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor Training

Steps to Get Certified To Teach Ohio Concealed Carry Classes

  1. Verify Eligibility – Must be 21 and able to legally own a firearm
  2. Register for an Upcoming NRA Pistol Instructor Course: April 21 & 22, 2018; May 26 & 27, 2018; July 21 & 22, 2018; August 25 & 26, 2018; September 22 & 23, 2018
  3. Complete These Pre-Course Qualifications:
    • Review this Pre-Course Packet and complete the questionnaire on pages 11-18.
    • Basic Pistol Instructor Led Training – Schedule to take the NRA Basic of Pistol Shooting in-person training. Cost is $90 and goes from 9 am to around 6:30 pm.  Upcoming dates: May 19, 2018; July 14, 2018; August 18, 2018; September 15, 2018
    • Range Demonstrations – These are listed in the pre-course packet and can be completed at the end of the Instructor Led Training.
  4. Complete the two-day NRA Pistol Instructor Training that you registered for in Step 2.
  5. After within 10 days after completing the training, the course report will be submitted and you’ll be able to create a login on the NRA instructor site. Immediately after the certification fee is paid, then your credentials will be activated and you’re officially an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor.

Questions: Please call Kevin to discuss (614) 209-7250.


Course Goal: To develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skill, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course and to teach for the Ohio and some other states Concealed Handgun Carry License (CCW, CHL).

Prerequisites: Completion of the pre-course qualification listed here. The NRA just added the requirement of taking the Instructor Led version of the NRA Basic Pistol Training. Please call Kevin to discuss. 614-209-7250

Course Length: 16 hours (Includes the Basic Instructor Training). Day one is the NRA Basic Instructor Training. Day two is the NRA Pistol Instructor Training.

Fee: $250 (Includes the $150 Basic Instructor Training)

Total Cost: $250 Class fee + $90 in-person NRA Basic Pistol Training + $30 or $50 NRA Instructor Certification = $370 or $390


This PDF has all the details on how to become an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Ohio Concealed Carry Instructor. 


Upcoming Class Date Links: April 21 & 22, 2018May 26 & 27, 2018July 21 & 22, 2018August 25 & 26, 2018September 22 & 23, 2018


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Save money and get more training credentials: Add the another class in the same weekend and save $10 off each class.

  • Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training on Friday
  • Pistol Instructor Training (includes the Basic Instructor Training) on Saturday and Sunday
  • Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor Training on Monday

Click here to see all of the upcoming classes and to get registered. Discount will be refunded back to payment method after courses are completed.


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