CLEET has statutory requirement to create the criteria for which must be met before being licensed as a firearms instructor pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act.
"B. The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) shall establish criteria for approving firearms instructors for purposes of training and qualifying individuals for a concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. Prior to submitting an application for CLEET approval as a firearms instructor, applicants shall attend a firearms instructor school, meeting the following minimum requirements:
1. Firearms instructor training conducted by one of the following entities:
a. Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training,
b. National Rifle Association,
c. Oklahoma Rifle Association,
d. federal law enforcement agencies, or
e. other professionally recognized organizations;
2. The course shall be at least sixteen (16) hours in length;
3. Upon completion of the course, the applicant shall be qualified to provide instruction on revolvers, semiautomatic pistols, or both; and
4. Receive a course completion certificate."
(Click here - https://www.ok.gov/cleet/Licensing/Self_Defense_Act_Instructor/index.html - to go directly to the state of Oklahoma Self Defense Act Instructor page for more detailed information including OSBI's Concealed Weapons Licensing information)
The courses that qualify you are offered by GTBR as a course block for your convenience and are as follows:
Prerequisites you need, what to bring, and things to know.
Click the course title links for detailed information about each course.
NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor:
This is a 1 day Instructor level course, but it does have some significant prerequisites you need to be aware of.
Pre-requisites are as follows: Must have a current NRA 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 complete the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Instructor Led Training as a student.
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor Course teaches the instructor candidate how to teach the fundamentals of handgun safety, operation, and responsible ownership to new shooters throughout the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Blended Course and the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Instructor Led Training.
NRA Range Safety Officer:
This 1 day course develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This course is recommended, but not required.
Please download and review the following NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor documents
PISTOL INSTRUCTOR PRE-COURSE ASSESSMENT
BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING BLENDED COURSE
BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR LED COURSE
BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR LED COURSE POWERPOINT
BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING QUALIFICATION TARGETS
What to Bring
A copy (digital or print) of the above NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor Led Training documents and completion certificate if you are not taking that portion of training with us.
Bring a 3 ring binder
Bring a target shooting pistol
Bring a couple hundred rounds of ammunition
*Read the Instructor materials. Know the shooting fundamentals taught in those materials. Practice your qualifications BEFORE you come.
This course block is not a preparatory seminar. Successful completion of the minimum course block will certify you as an NRA Trainer in the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Discipline. It will provide you with the NRA instructor certification needed to teach the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor Led Training Course and the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Blended Course. With the NRA Range Safety Officer Course, you will be certified as an NRA Range Safety Officer.
Before you get Concealed Carry Instructor training, make sure your instructors are current NRA certified trainers. NRA Training Counselors train NRA Instructors. NRA Instructors train students. If you are in doubt, ask to see your Training Counselor's current certification to verify his Training Counselor credentials. If your trainer is not an NRA Training Counselor they cannot certify you as an NRA Instructor.