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LAWS CAN'T CONTROL THE LAWLESS.~ WAYNE LAPIERRE

So you would like to become an Louisiana Concealed Carry Instructor, but you don’t know exactly what that entails. Here is the definitive answer you are looking for. Becoming an instructor is not for everyone. You need to be able to not only shoot, but present the points of law and be able to instruct others on the finer points of becoming a better shooter. The state of Louisiana requires you to have the following courses.

Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor Requirements

1. Submit an Instructor Information Form to the Louisiana State Police Concealed Handgun Permit Section.
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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)

(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 (BIT*) and complete the NRA Basic Pistol Course Instructor Led Training as a student.

The Instructor Pistol course teaches the instructor candidate how to teach the fundamentals of handgun safety, operation, and responsible ownership to new shooters throughout the Basic Pistol Blended Course or the Basic Pistol Instructor Led Training Course.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be certified to teach the NRA Basic Pistol Course or the Practical Exercises for the Blended Course to students. This Instructor course and the
NRA Range Safety Officer course are the courses required by the ARKANSAS STATE POLICE for Concealed Handgun Instructor qualification. This course is required in Mississippi to teach Enhanced Concealed Carry. In Louisiana, this is one of the two required courses to teach Concealed Carry. In Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee, and Missouri, this is an authorized Concealed Carry Instructor course.

*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.

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

Successful completion of the minimum course block will provide you with the NRA instructor certification needed to teach the NRA Basic Pistol Course. We can also certify you as an NRA Range Safety Officer. Before you get CCW Instructor training and qualification, make sure your instructors are authorized 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. Don't pay for inadequate or illegitimate training..
If you are ready to make the commitment to receive professional instruction, and want to take the next step, check out our training event calendar for upcoming opportunities. If you don't see what you want, ask us about it. If you would like to host an event, please let us know. You may qualify for free or discounted training.