Licensed Instructor - How to do it? (Arizona)

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It seems that technical services are not very popular in Arizona, so I think I'm pissing-away my life trying to get a job in Information Technology. I'm two semesters from my degree, which I have no plans on ignoring, but I hate my current job (in retail) and keep getting turned down for jobs on the third interview. I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm tired of it.

One thing I'm great at is teaching. I taught for 4 years in the USMC. I taught Computer Science for 3.5 years at a high-school. I teach my customers how to use computers, how to avoid malware and how to protect themselves from scams.

One thing I've had all along is the desire to teach. The other thing I've had is an independent streak -- I want to out-do everyone, be my own boss and choose my own customers. I want to be able to tell a customer that I'm going to do something for free, or I'm no longer interested in their business because they are @###$% #$!#$ and #$%$#! $# #!$%!#$ mother's #%$!$ #$%!# !@#$% orange!

Therefore, my new goal is to be a weapons instructor. I'll keep my current job in the mean time, but work my way out of it.

What are my choices to become a certified instructor in Arizona. I want to help people get their CCW. My competition charges, on average, $150 for the course, with some as much as $200. Doing the math, if I could train 20 people a month at $100 each, I'd make more than I make now... a lot more.

So, how do I do it?
 

It seems that technical services are not very popular in Arizona, so I think I'm pissing-away my life trying to get a job in Information Technology. I'm two semesters from my degree, which I have no plans on ignoring, but I hate my current job (in retail) and keep getting turned down for jobs on the third interview. I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm tired of it.

One thing I'm great at is teaching. I taught for 4 years in the USMC. I taught Computer Science for 3.5 years at a high-school. I teach my customers how to use computers, how to avoid malware and how to protect themselves from scams.

One thing I've had all along is the desire to teach. The other thing I've had is an independent streak -- I want to out-do everyone, be my own boss and choose my own customers. I want to be able to tell a customer that I'm going to do something for free, or I'm no longer interested in their business because they are @###$% #$!#$ and #$%$#! $# #!$%!#$ mother's #%$!$ #$%!# !@#$% orange!

Therefore, my new goal is to be a weapons instructor. I'll keep my current job in the mean time, but work my way out of it.

What are my choices to become a certified instructor in Arizona. I want to help people get their CCW. My competition charges, on average, $150 for the course, with some as much as $200. Doing the math, if I could train 20 people a month at $100 each, I'd make more than I make now... a lot more.

So, how do I do it?

There are many organizations that will "certify" you as their instructor. Whether its good or bad is a different story. If the $ is what you are after, find any organization that has an instructor certification program. It all comes down to what you want to accomplish with your teaching.
 
What I want is to run my own business, and to do what I love... the two things I love. Protect our Constitution by enabling more CCW permit holders, and break away from a long string a jobs I hate.
 
Certification - you might start with NRA - that's at least a well recognized name.

Instruction and cost - there's probably more than meets the eye. Insurance? Range cost? Business license and taxes?
Try the podcast Handgunworld ( Handgun World Podcast - Part 6 look for episode 273, as well as 236 and 212)
 

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