Good Morning my fellow USCCA enthusiasts
I am taking my instructor certification class next week and plan on passing. Then in Sept. I will be taking my States required class to teach Conceal Carry (only class available this year). At this point, I will begin conducting classes/ kicking off my instructor journey.
I know it is early to look into the counselor process but I am also a person who puts things on my dream board so I know what I will need, to accomplish it. I know the process consists of applying and attending the course at the USCCA Headquarters. However, I don’t know the pre req.
How long must you be an instructor prior?
How many students do you need to have taught?
How many classes need to have been taught?
How much is the course at USCCA? do I need to be saving for a very expensive course?
What knowledge beyond being an Instructor should I obtain first?
How often do they run this course to become a counselor? 1-2 a year?
Is there a very difficult selection process?
Am I competing for a spot against other instructors?
Anything else I am missing?
I will re iterate- I know I am new to the instructor field in firearms but I like to set goals and know what I need to do to get to that goal.
Thank you for any counselors with input that can assist me