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I am very interested in becoming a CFP instructor, but I'm not sure what the first step is. Any help would be VERY appreciated.
 

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First thing is to become an NRA Basic Pistol instructor (or P.O.S.T. instructor). See http://www.nrahq.org/education/training/instructor.asp for instructions on becoming an NRA instructor.

Next, you go to http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/CFPHome.html and get the application at http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/CFinstructor.pdf. You will need to give a summary of your qualifications and past experience as a firearms instructor. Cost is $50 to apply, and you must attend a BCI instructor certification course which costs $25. The BCI course must be taken every three years (see http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/InstructorNewsletters/200705_Instructor_Newsletter.pdf). You will need to submit a course outline, but the basic outline is provided by BCI.

It is also handy to become proficient at taking fingerprints. There is some good material on taking fingerprints at the BCI Web site (http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/Fingerprint_Handout.pdf), and the FBI has some good stuff as well (http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cjisd/takingfps.html). A good company for fingerprinting materials is Sirchie -- http://www.sirchie.com/FingerprintTaking_Contents.aspx.

Make sure you get a "red gun" (e.g., http://www.copquest.com/21-2100.htm) for use in your class to show the "don't do this" stuff.
 

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The Boy Scouts have a great need for NRA instructors and Rang Personnel since they are required to be present for most/all shooting activities. It is not surprising that they are self-sufficent and provide training to their own. It surprises me they offer it to the public as well.

I get contacted on a regular basis to provide training to the Boy Scouts . . . unfortunately, they generally are looking for a donated class.
 

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Interesting. I didn't realize that I could get such training from the Boy Scouts of America. I'll definitely look into that. Thanks.
 

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I have a few questions. Do you have to be a scout our scout leader to have access to those classes? How long is a certification considered current? must you retake the class when you want to recertify?
 

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I have a few questions. Do you have to be a scout our scout leader to have access to those classes? How long is a certification considered current? must you retake the class when you want to recertify?
I do not believe you have to be a Scouter (a Scouter is the proper term for adult members) to attend this classes. Contact your local BSA Council. Rules vary usually.
 

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Note that there is an NRA Basic Instructor Training (teaching fundamentals) that has to be taken before the Basic Pistol Instructor class. If you have taken the Basic Instructor Training within the last year, you don't need to do it again.

When I took the course, we had the two classes back-to-back. Seems like the total was 17 hours, but I can't swear to it.
 

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First thing is to become an NRA Basic Pistol instructor (or P.O.S.T. instructor). See http://www.nrahq.org/education/training/instructor.asp for instructions on becoming an NRA instructor.

Next, you go to http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/CFPHome.html and get the application at http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/CFinstructor.pdf. You will need to give a summary of your qualifications and past experience as a firearms instructor. Cost is $50 to apply, and you must attend a BCI instructor certification course which costs $25. The BCI course must be taken every three years (see http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/InstructorNewsletters/200705_Instructor_Newsletter.pdf). You will need to submit a course outline, but the basic outline is provided by BCI.

It is also handy to become proficient at taking fingerprints. There is some good material on taking fingerprints at the BCI Web site (http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/Fingerprint_Handout.pdf), and the FBI has some good stuff as well (http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cjisd/takingfps.html). A good company for fingerprinting materials is Sirchie -- http://www.sirchie.com/FingerprintTaking_Contents.aspx.

Make sure you get a "red gun" (e.g., http://www.copquest.com/21-2100.htm) for use in your class to show the "don't do this" stuff.
Great info, but doesn't the "don't do this" method of teaching go contrary to the proper NRA teaching philosophy of not demonstrating the "wrong" way? JMHO

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It is also handy to become proficient at taking fingerprints. There is some good material on taking fingerprints at the BCI Web site (http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/Fingerprint_Handout.pdf), and the FBI has some good stuff as well (http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cjisd/takingfps.html). A good company for fingerprinting materials is Sirchie -- http://www.sirchie.com/FingerprintTaking_Contents.aspx.
Maybe it is just me but I do not do fingerprints it is to big of a pain. If you send your students to a local sheriffs office or to BCI if they live near there is almost no chance of the fingerprints being rejected. If you do them with ink there is a higher probability of error and return by the FBI. This would make me a little upset if I was waiting for my permit and instead I get a letter saying go do your prints again.
 

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I worried about fingerprints being rejected when I got started at this. So far, we (my wife and I, and occassionally my daughther) have done about 280 fingerprint cards and haven't had one come back yet (at least, none that I've heard of).
 

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UtahCFP said:
First thing is to become an NRA Basic Pistol instructor (or P.O.S.T. instructor). See http://www.nrahq.org/education/training/instructor.asp for instructions on becoming an NRA instructor.

Next, you go to http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/CFPHome.html and get the application at http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/CFinstructor.pdf. You will need to give a summary of your qualifications and past experience as a firearms instructor. Cost is $50 to apply, and you must attend a BCI instructor certification course which costs $25. The BCI course must be taken every three years (see http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/InstructorNewsletters/200705_Instructor_Newsletter.pdf). You will need to submit a course outline, but the basic outline is provided by BCI.

It is also handy to become proficient at taking fingerprints. There is some good material on taking fingerprints at the BCI Web site (http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/Fingerprint_Handout.pdf), and the FBI has some good stuff as well (http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cjisd/takingfps.html). A good company for fingerprinting materials is Sirchie -- http://www.sirchie.com/FingerprintTaking_Contents.aspx.

Make sure you get a "red gun" (e.g., http://www.copquest.com/21-2100.htm) for use in your class to show the "don't do this" stuff.
Great info, but doesn't the "don't do this" method of teaching go contrary to the proper NRA teaching philosophy of not demonstrating the "wrong" way? JMHO

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I use the red gun for things like showing how to hand a firearm to someone else. I can show a common mistake and put my hand in front of it without making me or the class nervous. I don't teach "wrong way" for things like grip, stance, and etc. -- for all that I teach the right way and then do corrections. Don't know about the NRA method (I don't remember that from the class... hmmm.... did I forget something else?), but sometimes showing the reasoning behind right and wrong can make things stick better. Just my opinion.
 

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At least it is not the: Do as I say, not as I do method of teaching like they have in riverdale :ROFL:
 

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At least it is not the: Do as I say, not as I do method of teaching like they have in riverdale :ROFL:
I hope he doesn't train his officers in that manner... I seem to recall a DEA officer using the same technique in a K-12 classroom a while back. :disgusted:
 

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The DEA guy actually sued his employer for "leaking" the video to the media. He claims that he will never be able to work undercover again.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0411061foot1.html

Do something like shoot yourself in the foot and you should expect to be laughed at! :ROFL: Can't believe that he's all torn up because he can no longer give "motivational speeches" or "presentations". I'll let him come and speak at one of my classes. He can be a shining example of why safe firearms handling is important. :wink:

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