Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. The course is a complete guide to understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; home security and home defense; handgun, shotgun and AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and ongoing training.
- Personal Safety
- Handgun Safety
- Handgun Fundamentals
- Handgun Operation
- Handgun Selection
- Handgun Shooting
- Physiological Reactions to Violent Encounters
- Legal Use of Force
- Legal Aftermath
There are three class options to choose from depending on what you want to get out of the class and your experience level. All options include five hours of classroom training.
Concealed Carry Fundamentals - Classroom Only ($89) 9:00 to 2:00 - Choose this option if you prefer to attend the five-hour classroom session only with no shooting at the range.
Concealed Carry Fundamentals with Basic Handgun Live Fire Session ($125) 9:00 to 5:00 - Choose this option if you want to attend the live fire instruction portion but you've never fired a gun or have very limited experience. We provide the use of our handguns, ammunition, targets, range facility and personalized instruction.
Concealed Carry Fundamentals with Concealed Carry Live Fire Session ($125) 9:00 to 5:00 - Choose this option if you want to attend the live fire instruction portion and have handgun experience, own a defensive semi-auto pistol (no subcompacts, minimum 10 round capacity), an outside the waistband holster, and magazine pouch. We provide the range facility, targets, and personalized instruction. Bring 250 rounds of ammunition.Classes:
Receive the tools, skills, knowledge and legal certification to teach concealed carry classes.
Phase 1 of the course is an 8 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 training session.
The cost of phase 1 is $277 and includes the Instructor Toolkit and E-Learning Module. These are purchased directly from the USCCA. As registered students for the Instructor Certification Course, you will receive a substantial price reduction for these items. If you already have one or both of these, your price will be reduced or eliminated. Upon completion of the class you will be sent the Instructor Toolkit.
Phase 2 is a live certification session consisting 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 cost of phase 2 is $347 and is paid directly to the classroom instructor. Class space is limited to 12 students per instructor.
Successful completion of phase 1 and 2 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.Classes:
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Beyond performing CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, would you know how to save a life before the paramedics arrive? Or worse, when help isn’t accessible? Become your family’s first responder by reading Emergency First Aid Fundamentals, penned by author Michael Martin. From learning how to assess a patient’s condition, to delving into proper treatment of chest and spinal injuries, broken bones, shock, serious bleeding, and more, this class will prepare you to help others when only minutes remain between life and death.
- Gain the medical training you need to save lives during the critical minutes it takes for the ambulance to arrive.
- If you're injured DURING a deadly force encounter, this training will ensure you can get yourself back into the fight to survive.
- Develop the confidence to treat yourself and loved ones with a clear, calm head through the chaos by following along with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.
- Learn more than just how to use a regular medical kit – discover how to transform ordinary objects into life-saving tools.
- Gain the ability to train your entire family in traumatic medical treatments.
- You'll need to be able to take charge of the scene and give instruction to bystanders. Gain the knowledge & confidence to do so with ease.