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Become a USCCA CCW Certified Instructor

Upcoming Dates

Instructor classes are two-days. Each day will go 9 am to 5 pm. 

Classes are held at Wagnalls Memorial Library at 122 E Columbus St. Lithopolis, OH 43136

Registration links will take you to the USCCA website to complete registration. 

Class fee of $597 covers all fees including the $250 toolkit and $347 class training fee.

Get Certified to Teach Ohio CCW Classes

The USCCA Home Defense and Concealed Carry Fundamentals

 

USCCA CCW CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

 

Want to be an instructor to teach the Ohio CCW license? Or do you love guns and enjoy helping others learn how to shoot safely and effectively? Then you’re ready to become a USCCA CCW Certified Instructor. This will allow you to start teaching the USCCA’s firearm courses and maybe even the Ohio CCW training. 

As a Certified USCCA CCW Instructor not only do you get paid to teach, but you also get many other benefits.

  • Modern training materials including a PowerPoint presentation with multi-media components.
  • Personalized support from the USCCA Staff trainers.
  • Discounts on guns and gear
  • Earn money while teaching your passion
  • Tax savings by writing off your business’s guns, gear, and training
  • Teach the Ohio CCW training requirement

Now is the perfect time to start or expand your concealed carry (CCW) training business.

You’ll have to ask your local Sheriff if they will honor the USCCA Instructor Certification for teaching the Ohio concealed carry. Many sheriffs will honor it but you’ll have to check with your local Sheriff’s offices.

Many USCCA instructors are also NRA Certified Pistol instructors since all Ohio Sheriffs recognize the NRA Instructor credentials. Click here for details on the NRA Pistol Instructor Certification.

This instructor level training is a two-day class. Please see all the details below. You do not have to have a concealed carry license to become an instructor. If you want to take the Ohio CCW training, click here.

How to Get Certified as an USCCA CCW Instructor

Here is the 3-Step Plan to Get Certified as an USCCA CCW Instructor

 

Step 1: Prepare for the USCCA CCW Instructor Training:

Register for the class date that you want using the link below. This will also automatically order the USCCA eLearning & Instructor Toolkit. This kit includes the eLearning Training and Instructor Toolkit. The one-time cost of $250 is included in the $597 class fee. The required eLearning Training must be completed before the USCCA CCW Instructor Training

Get Ready!

Learn the details of the USCCA instructor training in this PDF and get the required information and forms for the training.

  • Review the USCCA Instructor Training Agenda and see what to bring to the training.
  • Practice the USCCA Instructor qualification before the training.
  • Complete the Learning Styles Inventory Test and bring it to the USCCA CCW Instructor Course.

Sign up for Armed2Defend’s USCCA CCW Instructor Training – Click here for dates.

USCCA CCW Instructor Toolkit

USCCA CCW Instructor Training

Step 2: At the USCCA CCW Instructor Training

The USCCA CCW Instructor training is a combination of lessons and role-playing. We’ll go through the instructor’s requirements and you’ll get a chance to practice your teaching skills.
The major pass/fail for this course is going to be your attitude. Only CCW instructor candidates that prove that they will represent the USCCA in an appropriate manner will be able to become certified. If you come with an open mind and a positive attitude, then you’ll do great.

Test and Shooting Qualification:
   a. There is an open book/notes test that you need to pass to become certified. All material is covered in the course and can easily be referenced in your notes or course information.
   b. The USCCA CCW Instructor shooting qualification is listed here so be sure to PRACTICE! The basic guideline is that if you can’t complete it before the course. Then don’t plan to be able to complete it at the instructor training. We’re here to help. But remember that this is an instructor level course, not a beginner’s class.

Step 3: Get Ready to Teach CCW Classes! The USCCA and I Are Here For You!

After the course, I’ll send your passing qualification to the USCCA.
It takes the USCCA about two-weeks to finalize your credentials. They will send you the welcome information and create your login on the USCCA Instructor Portal.
At this point, you will have full access to the training material and you’ll be ready to teach!

Armed2Defend and the USCCA are here to help. As an instructor, please don’t hesitate to contact with questions. We all want you to be the best firearms instructor that you can be.

Get Prepared and Start Teaching!

Rest assured that you have support after the training through Kevin Sadeski who has trained over 20,000 for Ohio CCW license and over 600 Instructors! Many of these instructors are actively teaching CCW classes.

Support After the Certification Training!

USCCA CCW Instructor Toolkit

Step 1: Prepare for the USCCA CCW Instructor Training:

Order the USCCA eLearning & Instructor Toolkit by calling the USCCA at 877-577-4800. This kit includes the eLearning Training and Instructor Toolkit. The one-time cost is $250. No exceptions to ordering and completing the eLearning.
The required eLearning Training must be completed before the USCCA CCW Instructor Training

Get Ready!

Learn the details of the USCCA instructor training in this PDF and get the required information and forms for the training.

  • Review the USCCA Instructor Training Agenda and see what to bring to the training.
  • Practice the USCCA Instructor qualification before the training.
  • Complete the Learning Styles Inventory Test and bring it to the USCCA CCW Instructor Course.

Sign up for Armed2Defend’s USCCA CCW Instructor Training – Click here for dates.

 

USCCA CCW Instructor Training

Step 2: At the USCCA CCW Instructor Training

The USCCA CCW Instructor training is a combination of lessons and role-playing. We’ll go through the instructor’s requirements and you’ll get a chance to practice your teaching skills.
The major pass/fail for this course is going to be your attitude. Only CCW instructor candidates that prove that they will represent the USCCA in an appropriate manner will be able to become certified. If you come with an open mind and a positive attitude, then you’ll do great.

Test and Shooting Qualification:
   a. There is an open book/notes test that you need to pass to become certified. All material is covered in the course and can easily be referenced in your notes or course information.
   b. The USCCA CCW Instructor shooting qualification is listed here so be sure to PRACTICE! The basic guideline is that if you can’t complete it before the course. Then don’t plan to be able to complete it at the instructor training. We’re here to help. But remember that this is an instructor level course, not a beginner’s class.

Support After the Certification Training

Step 3: Get Ready to Teach CCW Classes! The USCCA and I Are Here For You!

After the course, I’ll send your passing qualification to the USCCA.
It takes the USCCA about two-weeks to finalize your credentials. They will send you the welcome information and create your login on the USCCA Instructor Portal.
At this point, you will have full access to the training material and you will be ready to teach!

Armed2Defend and the USCCA are here to help. As an instructor, please don’t hesitate to contact with questions. We all want you to be the best firearms instructor that you can be.

Get Prepared and Start Teaching!

Rest assured that you have support after the training through Kevin Sadeski who has trained over 20,000 for Ohio CCW license and over 600 Instructors! Many of these instructors are actively teaching CCW classes.

Course Details

Prerequisite:

Before you can take the USCCA CCW instructor training, you need to comlete the USCCA eLearning training. This is unlocked when you register and pay the $597 toolkit and class fee. 

Please note that the instructor level training requires the ability to plan ahead and to be ready for the training and prerequisites. If you have questions, please ask, but you must be familiar with the expectations before the training. If you can’t be prepared for the instructor training. Then the expectation is that you won’t be able to properly prepare to teach a CCW class after you get certified.

Course Fee:

$347 for the USCCA CCW Instructor training class. This course fee amount is required by the USCCA and cannot be discounted. It is paid with the toolkit fee when registering for a training date. 

Total Cost:

$597 = $347 Class fee + $250 USCCA CCW Instructor Toolkit and eLearning

These fees are paid together when you register for a class date. These fees are set by the USCCA and can’t be discounted. 

Course Location:

Please see each date for the location. Typically our classes are within 20 minutes of downtown Columbus Ohio. The classroom portion is located at the historic Wagnalls Memorial Library in Lithopolis Ohio. Our private covered shooting range is 4 minutes away in Canal Winchester Ohio.

Click here for more details on how to get to the classroom location: https://armed2defend.com/wagnalls-classroom/ 

Course Length:

The USCCA CCW Instructor Training is a required 2-day training. It is scheduled to go from 9 am to around 5 pm each day. But the actual ending time is based on the instructor candidates’ performance. You can view the class schedule here.

Number of Participants:

There must be at least 4 USCCA CCW Instructor Candidates in the training. Each Training Counselor can train up to 12 USCCA CCW Instructor Candidates. 

Food and Drinks:

You will not be able to leave the class to go out for food. Please feel free to pack snacks and drinks. We’ll provide lunch and drinks for each day. We don’t mind if you are eating/drinking during class. (We may have a microwave on site. Ask to be sure.)

Gun, Ammo, & Safety Equipment:

You are responsible for supplying the pistol and ammunition for the training and qualification. For this course and qualification, you must shoot a 380 ACP or higher caliber. No AR style pistols will be allowed. We recommend that you bring 200 rounds of practice ammo for the instructor training and qualification. We can supply the range safety equipment for you to borrow if needed. We require side shields on glasses.

Your range gun must be unloaded and in a closed bag, box or case until you’re instructed to remove it. Please have all magazines also unloaded. You’ll load them as instructed during the training. Please leave your firearm locked in your car during the classroom portion. If you aren’t sure, please ask.

Qualification Target:

The required USCCA CCW Instructor shooting qualification is not timed but it is scored based on hits within the 9 inch circle of the USCCA Target. You can read more about the qualification here. Shooting distances range from 4 yards to 15 yards. You have to score 40/50 shots to qualify. You will have two attempts to qualify.

You must also adhere to the USCCA’s 4 Universal safety rules and follow the instructor’s commands to pass. USCCA CCW Instructor candidates can fail this qualification.

Here is the link to the USCCA target. https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/product/uscca-shooting-targets/

Recommended Hotels:

There isn’t a specified hotel for this event, however, we have recommended hotels listed below. Click here to see them

Why Choose Armed2Defend for Your Instructor Training?

We have trained far more students than anyone else.

Learn from the most experienced instructional team! 

Our students love us!

You'll find overwhelming evidence on Google, Facebook, Yelp, Angies List and Yellow Pages. 

 

 

Don't just get certified, get trained by one of the most experienced trainers!

Kevin Sadeski has trained over 500 NRA Certified Instructors. Learn from the best and have the best after the training support!

 

We have a passion for providing not only great instruction, but also great customer service.

We are proud to have earned the Angies List Super Service award 7 years in a row: 2013-2019.

NRA Membership Recruiter of the Year for 2016!

Top Instructor Recruiter in the nation for 2014 - 2019.

Armed2Defend has recruited over 10,000 NRA Members!

Upcoming Dates

Instructor classes are two-days. Each day will go 9 am to 5 pm. 

Classes are held at Wagnalls Memorial Library at 122 E Columbus St. Lithopolis, OH 43136

Registration links will take you to the USCCA website to complete registration. 

Class fee of $597 covers all fees including the $250 toolkit and $347 class training fee.

Recommended Hotel Options

(There are some inexpensive options off Interstate 70 on Scarborough Blvd and Brice Rd (~$45-$70). Even so, we would not recommend staying in that area.)

Carraway Guest House

156 Washington St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

6 min to classroom 
Approx $79/night

Closest option by far. In quaint downtown Canal Winchester.

Friendly owners. Great reviews.

Unfortunately it is frequently booked up.

Best Western Canal Winchester Inn

6323 Prentiss School Place, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

9 min to classroom
Approx $139/night

Second closest option. Close to several restaurants & fast food options.

Arguably overpriced.

Holiday Inn Express Southeast Columbus

4041 Hamilton Square Blvd, Columbus, OH 43125

16 min to classroom
Approx $150/night

Located right next to the previous option (WoodSpring) but much more expensive.

At this price point, the much closer Best Western would make more sense.

Baymont by Wyndham Columbus/ Rickenbacker

2323 Rickenbacker Pkwy W, Columbus, OH  43217

16 min to classroom
Approx $80/night

Inexpensive. Looks nice. Right across from the Rickenbacker Military Base.

Surrounded by warehouses. No close fast food or grocery store options.

Testimonials

Eric R.
Eric R.
13:15 05 Jun 21
this was a very professional and customer oriented company ...the instructors were great and I like the hybrid class setup online and in person for range...
Monica M.
Monica M.
15:32 24 Apr 21
I must admit the class I attended last month was so informative. I was amazed how thorough and interesting the class was for everyone. I finally had my appointment for my license and I was prepared for everything needed down to the photo.Thanks so much for everything and sharing your passion of defense.Monica M
Megan L.
Megan L.
23:33 13 Mar 21
Highly recommend! Very nice and informative
Aaron B.
Aaron B.
22:20 07 Mar 21
This class was one of the best classes I've taken. It was fun and entertaining as well as informative. I felt the upselled everything, yet everything they sold was only high quality products that they believed in. Now I believe in them too. They're motto, "It's a lifestyle." is something I've already learned to adapt.
christine B.
christine B.
22:15 07 Mar 21
I had an incredible experience with the class yesterday. I had some knowledge as to what was to be expected. The class was informative and educational. For me the best part of the day was the drive home, my 22 year old son was with me and the knowledge he gained from the experience. I would highly recommend this company.
Christine B.
Christine B.
22:12 07 Mar 21
My 22 year old son and I attended the class yesterday. To say we err impressed is an understatement. The instructors were fabulous and answered all of our questions. They had excellent scenarios to help us better understand this life choice. The range was awesome and we watched people who had never handled a weapon become confident in their abilities. It was truly an incredible experience. I highly recommend Arm2defend
Joseph G.
Joseph G.
21:23 07 Mar 21
As someone who has taken NRA Pistol classes before, I was happily surprised that the range training for the CHL featured 5+ NRA Instructors, as well as the leaders of the training, Alisha, and Kevin who are NRA Instructors themselves. Most other training providers I considedred don't provide instruction during the training process, and the investment in qualified NRA Instructors made me feel much better about this training over the others that I investigated before applying for my CHL. This is a great Company to use whether you're an experienced shooter, or have never shot a gun before. You will feel more comfortable with a firearm, and understand the responsibilities you have as a firearm owner by going through this company. Would highly recommend.
Chris B.
Chris B.
14:05 07 Mar 21
I signed up to get my conceal handgun license and was incredibly impressed by this team. They held an on line class as well as an in person class....
Brandi M.
Brandi M.
23:52 06 Mar 21
This was a great class to attend. The instructors were very knowledgeable on all the information given. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for this type of class.
Jason F.
Jason F.
23:17 28 Feb 21
Took the class last week. Highly recommend to anyone thinking about attending CCW training. Great class, Great Instructors
Tony J.
Tony J.
19:25 20 Feb 21
Great class and great detail for CCW holders.
Bobbie S.
Bobbie S.
01:28 17 Jan 21
Took my class today! Would recommend to anyone! Such great people running this program and so much one on one attention in the range. Thanks so much! Bobbie Sheets

We are family owned and operated.

You’ll quickly see that our business is more than a business to us. We have a passion to provide meaningful training. It is that passion that fuels us!

I took a class to become a concealed carrier in January 2010 (before we started Armed2Defend). My instructor was there to collect my payment and check off some boxes. He didn’t care if I learned anything. It was a paycheck to him and in his eyes the class was just a hoop for me to jump through. Ten months later Armed2Defend was born with the vision of providing excellent training at an affordable price.

Our instructors are amazing. They will make sure you learn the knowledge, skills and attitude that set the foundation for being a responsibly armed citizen! And you’ll feel like part of the Armed2Defend family during the process. 

I hope to meet you in a class soon,

Alisha Sadeski