“Informative and time was well managed. I have a master’s degree in Adult Learning (M.Ed.). Bob knows how to communicate
to an adult audience.”
"The information was well presented, relevant and applicable to my needs. The instructors were very knowledgeable ... I feel this course was well worth the money and I am looking forward to the Defensive Range Course as well. Thank you to all the instructors for providing all of the content in a single, manageable day!"
"It really kept me interested and made me more aware! They were all funny and very, very informative. It's a must if you are considering concealed weapons permit."
NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor Workshop
Become a nationally-certified, crime prevention and personal safety instructor!
Teach the NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar!
This is an outstanding program that was developed by the NRA in 1993 as a Women's Program, It was expanded in 1997 to open it up to men and it has been taught to tens of thousands of people across the country.
The RTBAV Seminar is not about guns. It is an awareness and strategy-building education program that is suitable for adults and teens including those for which firearms are not an option and/or desired choice.
Various personal protection devices are discussed including pepper spray and civilian Taser units. Seminar participants that want to go further with these options may then take an NRA firearms course, pursue a concealed handgun permit, etc. but these topics are not part of the RTBAV Seminar itself.
Instructors are mostly law enforcement officers but the instructor certification is also available to concerned citizens who would like to help others not be victimized. The RTBAV Seminar is 3 to 4 hours in length and it includes a wide range of valuable information from how to make your home less attractive to criminals, improving your locks and security system, personal security while away from home, automobile security, staying safe online and while traveling.
There are modules that focus on the special security concerns of youth and seniors as well as for workplace security. Participants receive a valuable workbook that also goes into greater detail than what can be covered in the Seminar.
As a Certified Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor, you can offer the Seminar to the public as well as private groups, church members, employees, etc. You may offer the Seminar with a small fee to cover the cost of the student packets (about $5/person) or as a business activity charging what is fair in the market(s) that you serve. Some RTBAV Instructors charge up to $20 to $45 per person for the Seminar with up to 30 to 40 participants.
How to Become a Certified RTBAV Instructor
RTBAV Instructor Candidates must 18 or older, have a clear criminal record and complete both the RTBAV Instructor Workshop which consists of the 4-hour Seminar followed by the 8-hour Instructor Course.
Although you DO NOT need to be an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor in order to become a Certified RTBAV Instructor having both credentials may give you a competitive advantage.
This 12-hour RTBAV Instructor Workshop is usually delivered across two days although it cam be taught over three or four evenings or in a 12-hour, one-day format. There is an online path leading to the RTBAV Instructor certification that is available from the NRA for $250. However, the online program is usually booked out many months in advance.
Save 10% off the online version of the RTBAV Instructor Development Workshop!
We offer the 12-hour, RTBAV Instructor Development Workshop in a classroom format for $225 which includes about $45 in required NRA books. This represents a 10% savings over the online program and you will receive the added benefit of classroom interaction and in-person instruction in how to teach the RTBAV Seminar in a professional and effective manner.
Add this valuable instructor credential to your resume and begin helping people REFUSE To Be A Victim!