Instructor Bob (De-Nay) Denis agrees with DPS & NRA and declares that the Public must be informed!
DPS Arizona agrees with notification from NRA
regarding cancelling of all “online” CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons) courses to obtain the Arizona CCW Permit. Please read letter below to NRA Certified Firearms Instructors and Counselors nation wide:
Mr. Bob (De-Nay) Denis, CEO
Copy of letter sent to 58,000 NRA Instructors & Training Counselor’s in the USA.
NRA Training Department
Dear NRA Instructors and Training Counselors:
Due to NRA’s long history of facilitating quality firearm training, the
public expects a high standard for training programs bearing the NRA
name. Maintaining the high quality of the training programs is of the
The National Rifle Association of America currently has no online
firearm training courses. All of our firearm training courses (Home
Firearm Safety excluded) have a shooting component on a range. Some NRA certified instructors have created online firearm training programs, and
have issued certificates to individuals that take their courses, using
the title NRA Certified Instructor. Under no circumstances may NRA’s
name or your NRA credentials be associated with any online firearms
training course. If NRA’s name or your NRA credentials are associated
with a course, you must, among other things, actually work with the
students, face-to-face, to allow you to evaluate whether they perform
the safe operation of a firearm, and shoot with a sufficient level of
skill. This policy applies to any course which might result in issuing
any certificate that bears the title of NRA Certified Instructor, or if
the course is associated in any way whatsoever with a certification
issued by the NRA.
While NRA allows NRA Certified Instructors to use their titles in
association with courses that are not NRA courses, as long as they make
a very clear disclaimer that such courses are not NRA approved, the use
of a disclaimer is not sufficient to allow you to use NRA’s name or your
NRA credentials in connection with an online course. In other words,
your NRA credentials and the NRA’s name, trademarks, titles
identification numbers, etc. may not be associated with any online
firearm training course, regardless of whether there is a statement that
it is not an NRA course.
We have even found online courses with titles such as: “NRA CCW
Course,” NRA Home Defense,” and so on, that are not NRA sanctioned
courses. NRA Instructors are not authorized to create a title of a
course which includes “NRA,” “National Rifle Association,” or any other
wording that makes a non-NRA course appear to be an NRA course.
Violation of these policies may result in revocation of your NRA
credentials. If you have any questions concerning this policy, please
contact the NRA Training Department.