How Rangemaster Puts the “Certification” in the Instructor Development and Certification Course

Gun Culture 2.0

In my previous two posts, I have (1) considered non-governmental certification of instructors as an option to provide consumers of civilian gun training with information about the quality of services they are purchasing, and (2) looked at Tom Givens’s Rangemaster Firearms Instructor Development and Certification course as an example.

In my last post I looked at theinstructor development side of the course. In this post, I discuss the certification side.

Photo of certificate courtesy of Marco Aguilar, Grupo Lenex, Costa Rica

Everyone who attends this course has the opportunity for development, whether as an instructor or just as a shooter. Indeed, as noted previously, there were a few students in the course who were more interested in developing their shooting skills than their instructing skills.

Only a person who passes a 3 pronged test, however, gets the Rangemaster certification that s/he:

“has successfully completed 24 hours of intensive training…

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