Teach Concealed Carry in Oklahoma

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So you would like to become an Oklahoma 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 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 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 (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.