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Old 06-05-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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I want to get my instructor certification to teach CHL classes. Is there any other certification besides NRA certification? If it has to be NRA its going to be over a year before there's a class anywhere near me

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Unfortunately, probably none that would be recognized by the general public or other entities. And that is an important issue when comes to teaching classes and having credibility. But if it is not a recognized certification it is not worth much and probably will limit attendance due to the fact. Another issue is, if you would ever have to go to court to defend the program, I would want and NRA Certified Program to verify my certification as well as the credibility of the course. Now days there is every tom, dick, and harry out there teaching everything under the sun to make a dollar. But some have little experience as well as none if any real recognized certifications of any kind. That will probably be fine until they run into any situations or legal issues. Teaching firearms is an area of liability where things can happen very easily. And Insurance is expensive to cover the courses if you insure for them. Of course the only way to do it is to have a business and Limited Liability Corporation in my opinion to somewhat protect you.
So with all of this said even if you have to take some vacation time and travel to an NRA school in the meantime it might be well worth your while. Or wait for the class to come to your area. But the NRA would be my choice for civilian instructors as well as LE instructors.

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Unfortunately, probably none that would be recognized by the general public or other entities. And that is an important issue when comes to teaching classes and having credibility. But if it is not a recognized certification it is not worth much and probably will limit attendance due to the fact. Another issue is, if you would ever have to go to court to defend the program, I would want and NRA Certified Program to verify the credibility of the course. Now days there is every tom, dick, and harry out there teaching everything under the sun to make a dollar. But some have little experience as well as none if any real recognized certifications of any kind. That will probably be fine until they run into any situations or legal issues. Teaching firearms is an area of liability where things can happen very easily. And Insurance is expensive to cover the courses if you insure for them. Of course the only way to do it is to have a business and Limited Liability Corporation in my opinion to somewhat protect you.
So with all of this said even if you have to take some vacation time and travel to an NRA school in the meantime it might be well worth your while. Or wait for the class to come to your area. But the NRA would be my choice for civilian instructors as well as LE instructors.

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The credentials required vary from state to state. Check with your state to see what you need to be certified to teach.

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The credentials required vary from state to state. Check with your state to see what you need to be certified to teach.
Its in OK and I could use the NRA ORA or this thing called CLEET. Problem is they don't have any instructor courses for the rest of 2013 from what I can tell
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Unfortunately, patience is one of the best virtues of an instructor. Hone your shooting skills, take other classes, start making plans for when you do get your instructor certification. Write some lessons and pre-plan your teaching. There's a lot more to being a good instructor than any instructor certification.
Getting an instructor certification doesn't make one a good teacher. Take some teaching classes if there are any around you. Volunteer as an assistant to an instructor around you and learn some tricks of the trade.

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NRA is a good place to teach firearms safety. Dig in, and do not look back, or quit your day job.

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In Texas the CHL instructors are taught by DPS (the State Police). Their instruction is specific to the CHL requirements.

I got mine through the FBI

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I want to get my instructor certification to teach CHL classes. Is there any other certification besides NRA certification? If it has to be NRA its going to be over a year before there's a class anywhere near me
If you get set up and are in the metro area by the end of next year, I may be stopping by for my CHL depending on how fast I am able to go to class
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There's wont be any instructor courses until early 2014. I'm going to spend the time honing my shooting skills so I can be sure I pass the shooting qualifications.

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