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Concealed Carry & NRA Instructor Development

Become a Concealed Carry Instructor and NRA Instructor licensed in your state and promote responsible firearms use.


Select your state to find out about the requirements to become a Concealed Carry Instructor or select an NRA Discipline you are interested in becoming certified to teach to see more information.

Become an Oklahoma Concealed Carry Instructor

Here is what you need to know to become a Oklahoma Concealed Carry Instructor.
The state of Oklahoma requires you to have the following courses.

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)

(Cost does not include some NRA nominal certification and registration fees). Discounts are available for spouses and groups.

~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.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be certified to teach the NRA Basic Pistol Course and the Practical Exercises for the Blended Course to students.

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

Click the course title links for detailed information about requirements for each course.

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 (not as an NRA Range Safety Officer Instructor).

Before you get Concealed Carry Instructor training, make sure your instructors are current NR 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.
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