I didn't realize my local sherrif had a list of instructors in the I.D shop, where they do all the fingertprinting, background checks. I had to sign a certificate for a guy, and rushed down there, and it was hanging in front of th phone on the wall. My name was not on there. I said I have certified over two hundred people this year, what do i have to do to get on the list" The man smiled and said "Ask". I did, and he did.
The state is supposed to keep a list of certified instructors, but the general public doesn't know the justice academy certifies instructors, so what good is that? I, too, wish NRA would help there, but At least thet advertise THEIR classes. Better than nothing.