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Concealed Carry Instructor Development

  • Arkansas
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become an Arkansas Enhanced Concealed Carry Instructor.
    Arkansas Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor requirements:

    Rule 14.2 Application for approval of registration

    (a) The burden shall be on the Firearms Safety Training Instructor applicant for registration to bring himself or herself within the Department requirements as set out below. The applicant for registration is required to:

    (1) Continuously meet the qualification requirements set forth in Arkansas law for a person to be licensed to carry a concealed handgun;

    (2) Within six (6) months of application, successfully complete the examination administered by the Department. The examination shall consist of the provisions of ACA §§ 5-73-101 et seq., federal firearms laws, enhanced training topics, and these Rules;

    (3) Hold a firearms instructor training certificate from a department recognized instruction course;

    (4) Offer enhanced training; and (5) Submit:

    (A) A properly completed registration application;

    (B) The background check fees required for state and national background checks; and

    (C) One (1) set of legible, classifiable fingerprints, however the requirement for fingerprints is waived if the applicant holds a
    current and valid Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry License.

    (b) Department recognized firearms instructor training certificates include:

    (1) Firearm instructor's certificate issued by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission;

    (2) Completion of a Certified Pistol Instructor Course that is recognized by the Department and completion of a Range Officer Safety Course that is recognized by the Department; or

    (3) Firearm instructor's certification issued by a federal law enforcement or military agency.

    The courses that qualify you are as follows (click the links for more information on each course):

    NRA Range Safety Officer

    NRA Basic Instructor Training

    NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor:

    *********Please review the pre-course assessments. Expectations are spelled out for the skill set you need to have.*********

    For more specific course information about becoming an Arkansas Concealed Carry Instructor click here.
  • Kansas
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a Kansas Concealed Carry Instructor.
    Kansas Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor requirements:

    "Section IV. Firearms Instructor Qualifications (Check All That Apply)

    1. Currently certified as a firearms trainer or instructor by a city, county, state, or federal law enforcement agency. Attach a copy of your current certification and a letter signed by an agency official attesting to your certification as a firearms trainer/instructor. [or]

    2. Currently certified as a firearms trainer for the purpose of training licensed Kansas private investigators (must be certified by the Attorney General pursuant to K.S.A. 75-7b21). Attach a copy of your current certification issued by the Attorney General. [or]

    3. Currently certified as a firearms trainer or instructor with a branch of the United States armed services. Attach a copy of your current certification and a letter signed by your commanding officer attesting to your certification as a firearms instructor. [or]

    4. Currently certified as a law enforcement firearms trainer or instructor by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). Attach a copy of the KLETC certificate bearing a valid expiration date. If submitting a non-expiring instructor certificate, attach a copy of the certificate and a letter from KLETC attesting that the certificate does not expire. [or]

    5. Currently certified as an instructor in one or more of the following National Rifle Association (NRA) courses: basic pistol instructor; personal protection [Inside the Home or Outside the Home] instructor; police firearms instructor; law enforcement security firearms instructor; law enforcement tactical handgun instructor; or law enforcement handgun/shotgun instructor. Attach a copy of your current NRA instructor credential bearing a valid expiration date. [or]

    6. Currently certified as an instructor in one or more of the following American Association of Certified Firearms Instructors (AACFI) courses: handgun safety and handling basics instructor; or permit to carry instructor. Attach a copy of your current AACFI instructor certification bearing a valid expiration date."

    (Click here to go directly to the Kansas Attorney General's Concealed Carry Instructor Resource page for more detailed information)

    The courses that qualify you are as follows (click the links for more information on each course):

    NRA Basic Instructor Training and at least one of the following

    NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor

    NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor

    NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor


    *********Please review the pre-course assessments. Expectations are spelled out for the skill set you need to have.*********

    For more specific course information about becoming a Kansas Concealed Carry Instructor click here.
  • Louisiana
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a Louisiana Carry Instructor.
    Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor Requirements

    1. Submit an Instructor Information Form to the Louisiana State Police Concealed Handgun Permit Section.
    ...
    b. Include with the Instructor Certification Form a certified true copy or an NRA or POST Council Instructor certification.
    c. Include a course syllabus for the class that you intend to teach. The NRA Personal Protection Course [Inside the Home or Outside the Home] and Basic Pistol Shooting Course are acceptable with the additional instruction in child access prevention.
    d. If you intend to teach another type of course, submit a detailed course syllabus and any additional course material for approval by the Department. The syllabus must include the name, address, and telephone number of instructors."

    (Click here to go directly to the Louisiana State Police Concealed Handgun Permit Unit page for more detailed information)

    The courses that qualify you are as follows (click the links for more information on each course):

    NRA Basic Instructor Training and at least one of the following

    NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor

    NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor

    NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor

    AND

    NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor

    *********Please review the pre-course assessments. Expectations are spelled out for the skill set you need to have.*********

    For more specific course information about becoming a Louisiana Concealed Carry Instructor click here.
  • Mississippi
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a Mississippi Concealed Carry Instructor.
    Mississippi Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor requirements:

    Firearms training requirements--safety instructor requirements--penalty for violations.



    5. A firearms safety instructor shall be considered to be a qualified firearms safety instructor by any sheriff issuing a certificate of qualification for a concealed carry endorsement pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121 if the instructor:

    (1) Is a valid firearms safety instructor certified by the National Rifle Association holding a rating as a personal protection instructor [Inside the Home or Outside the Home] and Basic Pistol Shooting Course are acceptable or pistol marksmanship instructor; or

    (2) Submits a photocopy of a certificate from a firearms safety instructor's course offered by a local, state, or federal governmental agency; or

    (3) Submits a photocopy of a certificate from a firearms safety instructor course approved by the department of public safety; or

    (4) Has successfully completed a firearms safety instructor course given by or under the supervision of any state, county, municipal, or federal law enforcement agency; or

    (5) Is a certified police officer firearms safety instructor.

    6. Any firearms safety instructor who knowingly provides any sheriff with any false information concerning an applicant's performance on any portion of the required training and qualification shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

    (L. 2003 H.B. 349, et al., § 571.094, subsecs. 22 to 27, A.L. 2007 S.B. 62 & 41, A.L. 2011 H.B. 294, et al., A.L. 2012 H.B. 1647 merged with S.B. 489 & 637)
    Effective 7-10-12

    (Click here to go directly to the state of Missouri Concealed Carry Instructor Resource page for more detailed information)

    The courses that qualify you are as follows (click the links for more information on each course):

    NRA Basic Instructor Training and at least one of the following

    NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor

    NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor

    NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor

    *********Please review the pre-course assessments. Expectations are spelled out for the skill set you need to have.*********

    For more specific course information about becoming a Mississippi Concealed Carry Instructor click here.
  • Missouri
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a Missouri Concealed Carry Instructor.
    Missouri Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor requirements:

    DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY APPROVED HANDGUN SAFETY PROGRAM CHAPTER 1340-2-3

    1340-2-3-.06 INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS.

    (1) Public Handgun Safety Schools may use handgun instructors who are a full time, salaried, POST certified law enforcement officer approved as a firearms instructor by the chief administrative officer of his or her agency and who conducts Handgun Safety Courses for his/her agency or another Public Handgun Safety School.

    (2) Private Handgun Safety Schools shall use instructors which must meet the following minimum qualifications:

    (a) Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;

    (b) Shall not have been convicted of a felony or any drug or alcohol related offense in the past ten (10) years;

    (c) Shall submit proof of the completion of a Department approved firearm/handgun instructors training course; and,

    1. Approved instructor training courses include, but are not limited to, those instructed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Police Officers Standards of Training (POST), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and others approved by the Department.

    2. The Commissioner shall make the final determination on approved courses.

    (d) Shall possess an instructors certificate issued by the Department.

    1. Certificate is valid for three (3) years from date of issuance.

    (3) Instructors for Public Handgun Safety Schools who instruct for Private Handgun Safety Schools and Instructors for Private Handgun Safety Schools who instruct for Public Handgun Safety Schools must meet the requirement of 1340-2-3-.06(2).

    (4) Handgun Safety Schools may utilize personnel other than Department Certified Instructors to instruct only that portion of classroom instruction directly related to the legal liabilities and other legal aspects of the instruction.

    Authority: T.C.A. §§4-3-2009 and 39-17-1351. Administrative History: Original rule filed January 25, 1995; effective April 10, 1995. Amendment filed September 16, 1996; effective January 28, 1997.

    (Click here to go directly to the state of Missouri Concealed Carry Instructor Resource page for more detailed information)

    The courses that qualify you are as follows (click the links for more information on each course):

    NRA Basic Instructor Training

    NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor


    *********Please review the pre-course assessments. Expectations are spelled out for the skill set you need to have.*********

    For more specific course information about becoming a Missouri Concealed Carry Instructor click here.
  • Tennessee
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a Tennessee Concealed Carry Instructor.
    Tennessee Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor requirements:

    DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY APPROVED HANDGUN SAFETY PROGRAM CHAPTER 1340-2-3

    1340-2-3-.06 INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS.

    (1) Public Handgun Safety Schools may use handgun instructors who are a full time, salaried, POST certified law enforcement officer approved as a firearms instructor by the chief administrative officer of his or her agency and who conducts Handgun Safety Courses for his/her agency or another Public Handgun Safety School.

    (2) Private Handgun Safety Schools shall use instructors which must meet the following minimum qualifications:

    (a) Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;

    (b) Shall not have been convicted of a felony or any drug or alcohol related offense in the past ten (10) years;

    (c) Shall submit proof of the completion of a Department approved firearm/handgun instructors training course; and,

    1. Approved instructor training courses include, but are not limited to, those instructed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Police Officers Standards of Training (POST), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and others approved by the Department.

    2. The Commissioner shall make the final determination on approved courses.

    (d) Shall possess an instructors certificate issued by the Department.

    1. Certificate is valid for three (3) years from date of issuance.

    (3) Instructors for Public Handgun Safety Schools who instruct for Private Handgun Safety Schools and Instructors for Private Handgun Safety Schools who instruct for Public Handgun Safety Schools must meet the requirement of 1340-2-3-.06(2).

    (4) Handgun Safety Schools may utilize personnel other than Department Certified Instructors to instruct only that portion of classroom instruction directly related to the legal liabilities and other legal aspects of the instruction.

    Authority: T.C.A. §§4-3-2009 and 39-17-1351. Administrative History: Original rule filed January 25, 1995; effective April 10, 1995. Amendment filed September 16, 1996; effective January 28, 1997.

    (Click here to go directly to the state of Tennessee Concealed Carry Instructor regulation page for more detailed information)

    The courses that qualify you are as follows (click the links for more information on each course):

    NRA Basic Instructor Training and at least one of the following

    NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor

    *********Please review the pre-course assessments. Expectations are spelled out for the skill set you need to have.*********

    For more specific course information about becoming a Tennessee Concealed Carry Instructor click here.
  • Texas
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a Texas Concealed Carry Instructor.
    Texas Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor requirements:

    "In order to become a certified CHL instructor, you must meet all the eligibility criteria under the Texas Government Code, §411.172 and §411.190. This includes proof you are currently certified to instruct others in the use of handguns (firearm instructor) as listed below:

    1) Certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) as a firearm instructor - supporting documentation includes a copy of your TCLEOSE firearm instructor certificate. (Must be a firearm instructor, basic instructor is not sufficient.) [or]

    2) Certified under the Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1702, (Private Security Act) as a firearm instructor – supporting documentation includes a copy of the Private Security instructor registration. [or]

    3) Certified by the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) as a firearm instructor – supporting document includes a copy of certificate of training and a copy your unexpired NRA credentials. ( Must be certified to instructor handgun/pistol) [or]

    4) Proof of graduation from a handgun instructor school that uses a nationally accepted course designed to train persons as handgun instructors. (Applicants under this section must regularly instruct others in the use of handguns.)"

    (Click here to go directly to Texas Department of Public Safety for more detailed information)

    The courses that qualify you are as follows (click the links for more information on each course):

    NRA Basic Instructor Training and at least one of the following

    NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor


    *********Please review the pre-course assessments. Expectations are spelled out for the skill set you need to have.*********

    For more specific course information about becoming a Texas Concealed Carry Instructor click here.

NRA Instructor Development

  • NRA Basic Instructor Training Requirements
    Here are the basics on what you need to know in order to become a Certified NRA Instructor.
    Since 1871, a major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement for NRA instructors, but you will also need to know how to teach others to shoot. NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.

    To qualify as an NRA Instructor:

    • Candidates must have completed the basic course in the discipline they wish to be certified to teach, e.g. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, NRA Basic Rifle Shooting, etc.

    • Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline for which they wish to be certified.

    • Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearm handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.

    • Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.

    NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific.

    Click HERE for more detailed information about this course.
  • NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a certified NRA Pistol Instructor.
    Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

    Description: Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (the BIT will cover NRA policies, procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methods, use of a training team, training aids, organization and budget, and preparing to teach), and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course student packet.

    Click HERE for more detailed information about this course.

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    "PISTOL INSTRUCTOR PRE-COURSE ASSESSMENT"


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    "BLENDED BOPS LESSON PLANS"


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    "INSTRUCTOR LED BOPS LESSON PLANS"


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    "BOPS SHOOTING QUALIFICATION TARGETS"
  • NRA Certified Basic Range Safety Officer
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a certified NRA Range Safety Officer.
    Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

    Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

    Click HERE for more detailed information about this course.
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a certified NRA Personal Protection In the Home Instructor.
     
    Prerequisites: Must be an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor. Prior to the course, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

    Description: Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (the BIT will cover NRA policies, procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methods, use of a training team, training aids, organization and budget, and preparing to teach) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course student packet.

    Click to Download:
    "PERSONAL PROTECTION INSIDE THE HOME INSTRUCTOR PRE-COURSE ASSESSMENT"


    Click HERE for more detailed information about this course.
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a certified NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor.
    Prerequisites: Instructor candidates must be both an NRA Certified Pistol and Personal Protection In The Home Instructor. Candidates must have attended an NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home course and passed the student exam with a score of 90% or better.

    Description: Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (the BIT will cover NRA policies, procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methods, use of a training team, training aids, organization and budget, and preparing to teach) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home course student packet.

    Click HERE for more detailed information about this course.
  • NRA Certified Basic Rifle Instructor
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a certified NRA Rifle Instructor.
    Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

    Description: Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (the BIT will cover NRA policies, procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methods, use of a training team, training aids, organization and budget, and preparing to teach) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Rifle Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course student packet.

    Click to Download:
    “RIFLE INSTRUCTOR PRE-COURSE ASSESSMENT"


    Click HERE for more detailed information about this course.
  • NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a certified NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor.
    Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the course, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

    Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (the BIT will cover NRA policies, procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methods, use of a training team, training aids, organization and budget, and preparing to teach) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, appropriate NRA Instructor Candidate Packet (includes lesson plans for the courses(s) you are preparing to teach), and appropriate NRA basic course student packet.

    Click to Download:
    “HOME FIREARM SAFETY INSTRUCTOR PRE-COURSE ASSESSMENT"


    Click HERE for more detailed information about this course.
  • NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a certified NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor.
    This course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course.

    Prerequisites: Candidates must complete the NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course student examination with a score of 90% or better and perform pre-course assessments that demonstrate basic knowledge, skills and safe handling procedures for reloading metallic cartridges.

    Description: Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course student packet.

    Click HERE for more detailed information about this course.
  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officer.
    Prerequisite: Must be an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer.

    Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (the BIT will cover NRA policies, procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methods, use of a training team, training aids, organization and budget, and preparing to teach) and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer training. Sessions include standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and complete an open book exam. Students will receive NRA Basic Range Safety Officer lesson plans, basic student packet and basic course presentation CD.

    Click HERE for more detailed information about this course.
  • Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor Development
    Here are the basics on what you need to know to become a Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor.
    Women and men interested in becoming Refuse To Be A Victim® instructors attend a one- to two-day Instructor Development Workshop to acquire the training and credentials required to teach Refuse To Be A Victim Seminars in the community. The workshop, generally takes about 12 hours to complete.

    Instructor Development Workshops are taught by Regional Counselors and begin with a Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar. In general, seminars heighten public awareness of what can and should be done to stay safe. The workshop then focuses on the technical aspects of the program; instructor expectations; certification guidelines; speaking and presentation skills; and marketing strategies.

    Click HERE for more detailed information about this course.

Church Security and Safety Team Training

  • Church Security an Safety Team Training
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about Church Security and Safety Team Training
    • Mindset, Preparation, and Prevention
    • ALICE Active Shooter Scenario Training
    Classroom Training and Discussion option (half day):

    Concealed Carry Safety & Defensive Mindset
    Ethical Responsibilities
    Mental Awareness
    Avoiding Confrontations
    Psychological Reactions to a Threat
    Physiological Reactions to a Threat
    Threat Engagement
    Aftermath of a Defensive Shooting - Legal, Ethical, Moral, Financial
    Preparation vs. Prevention
    Threats to Safety & Security
    Pastoral Protection
    Handgun Concealment Carry Modes
    Principles of Concealment & Pistol Selection
    Explanation of Cover & Concealment

    Church Security Assessment
    Church Security Equipment
    Church Security Plan
    Church Security Team Building

    What to Bring:

    Note Taking Materials
    Classroom Training and Discussion option (half day):

    Worship without Worry.

    ALICE is the #1 Active Shooter Civilian Response Training for all Organizations.

    ALICE Training Institute has created a House of Worship training program to:

    Maximize Survival of congregants, staff, volunteers and leadership
    Provide Accountability by documenting completed training and preparation
    Reduce Liability by implementing and training in alignment with state and federal standards of care for violent intruder events
    ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) provides preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. ALICE Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.

    A variety of factors may have an impact on your religious institution’s safety. As the leadership, you must ask, “How would our institution react, survive and cope, if we came under attack from a violent intruder?”

    For places of worship, safety is assumed upon entering. Worrying about an active shooter is not among most people’s thoughts as they enter their religious community. Because of this, church security and emergency preparedness has to be something that religious leaders take into consideration as the day to day operations of their churches are carried out.

    Places of worship are highly visible in their communities, and their leaders can be viewed as the embodiment of inflammatory political issues – placing them at heightened risk. Typically, places of worship are seen as a sanctuary or safe haven, but the reality of today is that places of worship are just as vulnerable to active shooter events as schools and businesses. Generally there are very low measures in place for detecting threats. The ALICE Training Institute can offer on-site assessments and training to help you plan and prepare for a day we pray never comes.

    What to Bring:

    Note Taking Materials
    Range Training (full day):

    Intuitive Defensive Shooting
    Fundaments of Shooting
    Combat Accuracy & Combat Effectiveness
    Lateral Movement
    Multiple Shot Strings of Fire
    Presentation from Concealment
    Use of Cover & Concealment
    360 Degree Threat Environment
    Engagement from standing, sitting, squatting, kneeling, etc.
    Range Qualification

    What to Bring:

    Defensive Carry Handgun
    Backup Gun (optional)
    400-500 Rounds Ammunition
    Strong Side Hip or Appendix Holster (Kydex or other quality material - nylon not allowed. If you have a question about holster selection, please contact us)
    3 Double Stack or 5 Single Stack Magazines
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Intuitive Defensive Shooting Courses

  • Intuitive Defensive Shooting Pistol Class
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about our Intuitive Defensive Pistol Shooting Courses
    There are several different Intuitive Defensive Shooting Courses available based you your budget, needs, goals, or time constraints. any of these courses may be hosted at your location.


    1/2 Day Introduction to Intuitive Defensive® Shooting


    The Introduction to IDS is a half day course that will expose the student to many of the core principles and Fundamentals of the Intuitive Defensive® Shooting Program. This course will cover the basics of intuitive defensive shooting, Combat Accuracy, The Balance of Speed & Precision, an introduction to the understanding the Body’s Natural Reactions during a Dynamic Critical Incident, understanding the integration of lateral motion and additional concepts as time allows.

    This Course will provide the student with an understanding of true Counter Ambush training with a defensive firearm, base level defensive shooting skills and a training methodology for continuing to develop those skills.

    Click Here for more information about this course including what to bring, expectations we have of you, and what you can expect from us.


    1 Day Fundamentals of Intuitive Defensive® Shooting

    The Fundamentals of IDS is a one day course that will expose the student to all the core principles and fundamentals of the Intuitive Defensive® Shooting Program. This course will cover the basics of intuitive defensive shooting, Combat Accuracy, The Balance of Speed & Precision, an introduction to the understanding the Body’s Natural Reactions during a Dynamic Critical Incident, understanding the integration of lateral motion and additional concepts as time allows.

    This Course will provide the student with an understanding of true Counter Ambush training with a defensive firearm, base level defensive shooting skills and a training methodology for continuing to develop those skills.

    Click Here for more information about this course including what to bring, expectations we have of you, and what you can expect from us.


    2 Day Intuitive Defensive® Shooting


    The 2 day IDS program is a more in depth course that will cover more of the principles of intuitive defensive shooting, Combat Accuracy, Combat Efficiency, a greater use of the Balance of Speed & Precision drills, a more complete understanding of the Body’s Natural Reactions during a Dynamic Critical Incident, integration of lateral motion in all drills, and several additional concepts.


    This course is two full days of intense training, teaching and practice. The course will cover the following topics:

    • Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting & Intuitive Skill Development
    • Combat Accuracy
    • Lateral Motion
    • The Balance of Speed & Precision
    • The Critical Incident Reload
    • Volume of Fire
    • Realistic Training for Multiple Target Engagement
    • Understanding the Body’s Natural Reactions during a Dynamic Critical Incident.
    • The Skill Development Cycle
    • One Handed & Weak Handed Shooting
    • Non-Diagnostic Linear Malfunction Clearing
    • Shooting in Motion (When, How & Why)

    Click Here for more information about this course including what to bring, expectations we have of you, and what you can expect from us.

  • Intuitive Defensive Shooting Advanced Pistol Handling Class
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about the Intuitive Defensive Shooting APH Class

    Advanced Pistol Handling: 1 or 2 Day

    The Advanced Pistol Handling course is designed to expand the circumstances and conditions under which a student can apply the skills developed in the Intuitive Defensive® Shooting Course. This course will cover:

    • Non-Diagnostic Linear Malfunction Drills
    • One handed & Weak Handed Reloads
    • One Handed & Weak Handed Malfunction Drills
    • Presentation from the holster in 360 degrees
    • Unorthodox Shooting Positions (grounded, seated)
    • Shooting Around Cover
    • Unreasonable Distance Shooting
    • Volume of Fire
    • The Balance of Speed & Precision

    The APH Course is designed as a companion course for students who have completed fundamental defensive shooting training in the IDS Program and want to expand their skill sets and increase competency. At the end of the course, the student will have been exposed to (and practiced) shooting positions from all plausible angles while standing, seated, kneeling, prone or supine as well as properly shooting around cover in order to maximize its protective value. Students will also train one handed firearm handling, reloading and malfunction clearing. Unlike the IFS Program, in APH students will be forced to deal with a variety of malfunctions in a way that is congruent with the conditions of an dynamic critical incident.

    The APH course is an intense physically and mentally challenging course that will take any students confidence and ability to defend themselves with a gun to a higher level.

    Students will fire between 500-600 rounds per day.

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  • Intuitive Defensive Shooting Carbine Handling Class
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about the Intuitive Defensive Shooting Carbine Class

    Intuitive Defensive® Carbine Course: 1 or 2 Day

    The Intuitive Defensive® Carbine Course is designed to expose students to an efficient method of defending themselves with a semi-automatic rifle during a dynamic critical incident. All of the principles and fundamentals of the Intuitive Defensive® Shooting program are applied to the carbine and the following topics are covered:

    • Four Points of Contact with a rifle and Intuitive Shooting Fundamentals
    • The Balance of Speed & Precision with a carbine
    • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Aiming Methods
    • Combat Accuracy
    • Volume of Fire
    • Critical Incident Reloads & Efficient Carbine Handling
    • Transitioning to a Pistol
    • Counter Ambush Response with a Slung Rifle
    • Shooting while Standing, Squatting, Kneeling & Seated
    • Shooting around Cover & in Unorthodox Shooting Positions
    • Fundamental Carbine Malfunction Clearing

    The IDC Program is physically challenging course with a lot of activity and high round count. This program is often offered as a one day add on to a Intuitive Defensive® Shooting Course, but is also available as a two day stand alone course.

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Arkansas Concealed Carry Courses

  • Standard Concealed Carry
    Here is the information you need to know to be prepared to attend our Standard Concealed Carry Class
    What do I need to bring?

    • Pistol
    • Strong side hip or appendix holster (quality kydex, or a similar type where the top of the holster remains open) or gun box to keep the firearm in until ready for use
    • 50 rounds ammunition (we can provide it through our FFL with some notice at fair market value)
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Note taking materials (optional)
    • Open mind and clear thinking

    Click to Download:
    CHCL Rules
    AG Opinion
    CHCL Code
    NVDR
    Prohibited Places Table

    These documents contain Rules, Arkansas Code, Prohibited Places, Legal Opinions, and more.

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  • Enhanced Concealed Carry
    Here is the information you need to know to be prepared to attend our Enhanced Concealed Carry Class
    What do I need to bring?

    • Pistol
    • Strong side hip or appendix holster (quality kydex, or a similar type where the top of the holster remains open) or gun box to keep the firearm in until ready for use
    • 150 rounds ammunition (we can provide it through our FFL with some notice at fair market value)
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Note taking materials (optional)
    • Open mind and clear thinking

    Click to Download:
    CHCL Rules
    AG Opinion
    CHCL Code
    NVDR
    Prohibited Places Table

    These documents contain Rules, Arkansas Code, Prohibited Places, Legal Opinions, and more.

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NRA Defensive Shooting Courses

  • NRA Personal Protection In The Home
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about the NRA Personal Protection In the Home course
    Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

    Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

    Description: Students should expect to shoot approximately 150-200 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development.
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about the NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home course
    Teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.

    Prerequisite: This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.

    Description: The course is divided into two levels. Level one offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 150-200 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students may choose to attend level two, which is approximately 200 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills.
  • NRA Advanced Defensive Pistol
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about the NRA Advanced Defensive Pistol course
    Teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence.

    The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, the difference between cover and concealment, drawing from the holster, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection, clearing common stoppages, and more.

    This course is only conducted by NRA Certified Advanced Pistol Instructors.

Specialty Training Opportunities

  • Arkansas Commissioned School Security Officer Training (CSSO)
    Here are the basics on the information you need to know about becoming an Arkansas Commissioned School Security Officer
    This 3 Phase 60 hour PSO/CSO/CSSO course block complies with the requirements set forth in ACT 393 Rules 10.0-10.5 and covers a host of topics including, but not limited to:

    Phase I - minimum 8 hours

    Legal limitations on the use of firearms and on the powers and authority of a PSO/CSO/CSSO, Field Reporting, and more

    Phase II - minimum 16 hours

    Use of deadly force, safety, weapons nomenclature, live fire training, qualifications, and more

    Phase III

    Active Shooter Training, Active Shooter Simulations and Live-Fire Range Practice, Trauma Care and CPR Certification, Defensive Tactics, Weapon Retention, and more

    Upon successful completion of this course block you will be certified as an Arkansas Commissioned School Security Officer (CSSO).

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  • A.L.I.C.E. Training
    Here are the basics on the information you need to know to be prepared to host us for an ALICE Traiing Event
    ALICE Training has a solution for your organization. ALICE works in any industry and organizations of any size. We can prepare your organization to respond to violence.

    ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training instructor led classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.

    Protection and safety must be the priority in an Active Shooter event or Terrorist Attack. Circumstantial and operational concerns vary in every new situation. ALICE Training provides options and classes that address the unique challenges specific to Police/LE, K-12 Schools, Healthcare Facilities, Higher Education, Businesses, Government, and Houses of Worship.

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  • Tactical Range Medicine
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about the Tactical Range Medicine Class
    Though not an exhaustive list, here are some of the topics presented in the Tactical Range Medicine Workshops:

    Proper Mindset for Medical Emergencies
    H,A,B,C’s (Hemorrhage, Airway, Breathing, Circulation)
    Components of the Individual Medical Kit (IMK)
    Hands On Training of the IMK
    Basic and Advanced Airway Management
    Treatment of a Sucking Chest Wound
    Airway Adjunct Devices
    Basic First Aid
    Advanced Wound Care
    Application Of Hemostatic Agents and Bandages
    Application of Tourniquets
    Recognition and Treatment of various Injuries (gunshot, burns, lacerations, orthopedic, environmental)
    Treatment of Hypovolemic (hemorrhagic) Shock
    911 and Police Protocols

    and more…


    With these workshops, we provide you with a basic First Aid kit that includes many of the items we discuss in class. This is not an off the shelf kit. We have put together the kit we believe contains the best quality basic items you should have out on the range in the event of a gunshot wound, or other traumatic event.

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Additional NRA Student Training Opportunities

  • NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course
    The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.

    Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction. To sign up for the Instructor Led Only click on the “Find A Course” icon. This opens the Course Listing page where you will select the Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instructor Led and scroll to the bottom of the page to enter details that refine the search criteria to generate a list of available courses. After selecting a course you will enter your information in the registration fields. The course Instructor will contact you shortly thereafter.

    Blended Training: The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor. You can find the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Blended course in the same manner as above. When you register for the blended course, you’ll create a unique username and password. The instructor will provide you with a Course Control Code and directions to complete the self-study portion of the course prior to class date. More

    Details: Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.
  • NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting Course
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about the NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting course
    Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.

    This course is at least 14 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.
  • NRA Home Firearm Safety Course
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about the NRA Home Firearm Safety course
    Non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.

    This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate.
  • NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course
    Here are the basics on what you need to know about the NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading course
    Teaches beginning reloaders the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely reload metallic cartridges.

    This course is eight hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; centerfire cartridge components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the metallic cartridge reloading process. Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

  • Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar
    Here is the information you need to know to be prepared to host us for a 2-5 hour Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar
    The single most important step toward ensuring your own safety is having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it. NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® program teaches the tips and techniques you need to be alerted to dangerous situations and to avoid becoming a victim. Seminars are held across the nation and are open to men and women of all ages. Today, hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement officials from across the nation utilize this popular program in their crime prevention and community policing initiatives. Corporations, educational institutions and community centers have also adopted the program. All told, more than 100,000 people have benefited from these seminars.

    Here are just a few of the topics presented in the Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar:

    Home Security
    Personal Security
    Automobile Security
    Workplace Security
    Technological Security

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