AG & AG Certified Trainer Requirements

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Gather the Credentials Over Time or All at Once

You can earn all of these nationally recognized achievements in your own home community — or in one extended weekend!

Our Lead Instructor Team has packaged all of training and credentials you need into three comprehensive days of in-person instruction, followed by online instruction. More info coming soon!

The AG & AG Certified Trainer designation puts you in an elite group of firearms professionals that are committed to providing the safest, highest quality entry-level instructional experience to women and girls across the USA. This certifies that you have independently attained not just one, but a compilation of nationally recognized credentials, including:

Certified Pistol Instructor

Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement, but you will also need to know how to teach others to shoot. Having a certification from a nationally recognized organization ensures that you are qualified to host a live-fire event and provide consistent safety standards throughout the AG & AG community.

How to Earn This Credential: Visit Rangemaster, NRA, USCCA, or another reputable academy to find out how to register for an upcoming instructor course.

Certified Range Safety Officer​

A Range Safety Officer (RSO) possesses the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. The RSO certification from the National Rifle Association (NRA) is required for the AG & AG Certified Trainer program.

How to Earn This Credential: Visit NRA to find out out how to register for an upcoming RSO course.

Stop the Bleed Certificate

Bleeding Control Basics is a course that provides instruction on direct pressure application, wound packing, and use of a tourniquet to control life-threatening bleeding until help arrives. It is offered as part of the Stop the Bleed campaign, an initiative of the American College of Surgeons.

How to Earn This Credential: Visit BleedingControl.org to find out out how to register for an upcoming course.

Range Response Certificate

Range Response Protocols is an online course that provides guidance how to create a thorough range response plan that includes documented safety rules and emergency procedures for live-fire events. How to Earn This Credential: This course is available to AG & AG Facilitators and A-Team Members. Login for access.

Pistol Qualification Standard​

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requires all agents to meet a shooting proficiency standard. AG & AG Certified Trainers must meet the same nationally recognized standard.
How to Earn This Credential: Download the FBI Qual Score Sheet. Submit a full, unedited video of you shooting with views of the shot timer, scoring, and passing the course of fire.

Confident Communicator Certificate

Confident Communicator is an online course that provides guidance on how to build rewarding relationships with all kinds of people, including the Know-It-All, Good-Ol-Boy, Scaredy-Cat, and others you’ll encounter as a firearms educator. You’ll also learn how to create a culture representative of AG & AG’s mission, standards, and values. How to Earn This Credential: This course is available to AG & AG Facilitators and A-Team Members. Login for access.

Gathered All of the Above?

Candidates to become AG & AG Certified Trainers must meet the following requirements: (1) You must earn each of the credentials listed above. (2) You must hold an active policy for Instructor Liability Insurance. (3) You must be an AG & AG Facilitator or A-Team Member in good standing. Ready to make it official? Login to get your Trainer Certification!
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