Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Development Workshop
Welcome to the National Rifle Association’s Refuse To Be A Victim® (RTBAV) Online Instructor Development Workshop. Refuse To Be A Victim® is NRA’s award-winning personal safety and crime prevention program. This instructor development workshop will provide you with the training and credentials required to teach Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminars in your community. These sought-after seminars teach participants how to improve their personal safety strategies, and what techniques and tactics can be used to help avoid becoming easy victims of crime. In general, seminars heighten public awareness of what can and should be done to stay safe.
The course begins with a complete Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar conducted by two experienced instructors. This seminar is presented as a model to show students what a professionally presented seminar should look like. Short quizzes are built-in to each topic section.
After viewing the seminar, students will go on to:
NRA policies and procedures
Program goals, philosophies and administration
Planning, promoting, conducting and closing a seminar
During these lessons, special assignments will include:
Planning a mock seminar
Completing and submitting a grant application
Exploring the NRA Program Materials Center
Generating a business card and letterhead
Writing a press release for local media
Developing a seminar promotion plan
Materials & Resources
Materials included with the course are:
Instructor Development Workshop Kit, which includes the RTBAV instructor's manual, promotional DVD, Instructor CD, RTBAV student packet, which includes the student handbook, student firearm supplement, seminar participation certificate, RTBAV program brochure, and "Become a RTBAV Instructor" brochure.
*Students must review their mailing address and order course materials after registering for the course.
Participants must have access to MS Word and Adobe to complete assignments.
Completion & Expiration
The course requires approximately 12-14 hours to complete. Participants can work at their own pace, on their schedule, 24 hours a day, but the entire course must be completed within the allotted timeframe of two weeks (14 calendar days, including weekends). Access will be denied after the closing date and time. Sessions run from the 1st to the 15th, and the 15th to the 29th, of each month. You may progress at your own pace, and repeat any lesson, but each lesson must be completed before advancing to the next. At the end of the course, an Instructor Candidate Quiz must be completed, along with an Instructor Agreement and Instructor Application Form, and emailed to your online professor.
Registration & Payment
In order to receive Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor credentials, candidates must:
Be 18 years of age or older
Have a clear criminal record
The price of this course is $250.00 No additional fees are required. Tuition includes the course fee, required student materials, and NRA instructor certification fee for the first two years. There are no refunds once payment is received.
Note: NRA instructor certification fees must be renewed every two years. The current renewal rate is $30 for two years for NRA members and $50 for two years for non-members.
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