Originally Posted by okieboy
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
You can go to the OSBI website and get a list of instructors, and call any in your area to find out if they also do instructor certification courses.
Or, go to a LGS and speak with people there.
Just because there aren't any classes scheduled for the rest of the year, doesn't mean you can't find an instructor willing to do a one-on-one (some may even prefer that).
I do agree with DenverSteve. Be patient, learn how to instruct, find an instructor willing to allow you to assist. Definitely make sure your people skills are honed (IMO more important than your ability to shoot - which is also important). Take whatever advanced courses you can (providing you have the funding).