USCCA Certified Instructor Training

Class Fee: $597.00

Do you love guns and enjoy helping others learn how to shoot safely and effectively? Then you’re ready to become a USCCA Certified Instructor. This will allow you to start teaching the USCCA’s firearm courses.


Classes are taught at Buck & Doe’s Mercantile

Class schedule is subject to change, some classes require a minimum class size.


As a USCCA Certified Instructor not only do you get paid to teach, but you also get many other benefits.

  • You’ll receive an Instructor Toolkit filled with industry-leading teaching materials and curriculum designed to be practical yet extremely effective.
  • The USCCA Training Site drives students of all experience levels right to your doorstep.
  • Discounts on guns and gear.
  • Make Extra Money With Class and Referral Fees.
  • Tax savings by writing off your business’s guns, gear, and training.
  • Our Instructor Support Team is staffed with highly trained Certified Instructors and Training Counselors.

Please see all the details below. You do not have to have a concealed carry license to become an instructor. If you want to take the Texas LTC training, click here.

Course Fee:

$347 for the USCCA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING class. This course fee amount is required by the USCCA and cannot be changed.

Instructor Toolkit and E-learning:

$250 purchase is needed for this class. To purchase toolkit, call 1-877-577-4800. This toolkit includes:

  • Classroom PowerPoint on DVD (intro + 7 sessions & 14 videos)
  • 2 classroom posters
  • USCCA instructor shirt
  • USCCA instructor hat
  • Contents for your students
  • 10 copies of the curriculum textbook
  • 10 copies of Concealed Carry Magazine

You must complete the E-learning two weeks prior to class.

Total Cost:

$347 Class fee + $250 USCCA Toolkit = $597

Course Location:

Buck & Doe’s Mercantile, 24250 US-281, San Antonio, TX 78258

Course Length:

The USCCA Certified Instructor Training is 2 days. It is scheduled to go from 9 am to around 6 pm each day. But the actual ending time is based on the instructor candidates’ performance. You can view the class schedule here.

Number of Participants:

There must be at least 4 USCCA Certified Instructor Candidates in the training. Each Training Counselor can train up to 12 USCCA Certified Instructor Candidates.

Food and Drinks:

You will not be able to leave the class to go out for lunch/dinner. Please pack you own lunch/drinks/snacks.

Gun, Ammo, & Safety Equipment:

You are responsible for supplying the pistol and ammunition for the training and qualification. For this course and qualification, you must shoot a 9 mm or 38 special or higher caliber. No AR style pistols will be allowed. We recommend that you bring 200 rounds of ammo for the instructor training and qualification. We can supply the range safety equipment for you to rent if needed. We require side shields on glasses.

Your range gun must be unloaded and in a closed bag, box or case until you’re instructed to remove it. Please have all magazines also unloaded. You’ll load them as instructed during the training. Please leave your firearm locked in your car during the classroom portion. If you aren’t sure, please ask.

Qualification Target:

The required USCCA Certified Instructor shooting qualification is not timed but it is scored based on hits within the 6.75 inch circle of the USCCA Target. Shooting distances range from 4 yards to 15 yards. You have to score 40/50 shots to qualify. You will have two attempts to qualify.

You must also adhere to the USCCA’s 4 Universal safety rules and follow the instructor’s commands to pass. USCCA Certified Instructor candidates can fail this qualification.

Here is the link to the USCCA target.  Please practice this course of fire prior to class.