The Well Armed Woman Certification Course (Non NRA) – 1 Day

(9 customer reviews)


The Well Armed Woman Certification Course offers a comprehensive certification designed to add to the existing credentials of female firearms instructors!  The Well Armed Woman represents intelligence and responsible gun ownership and is recognized and respected across the USA as the leader in the women’s firearm industry. What better way to show your students that you are better equipped and trained to meet their needs?

Duration: 8 hours
Prerequisites: NRA Pistol Certification or equivalent

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As more American women choose to exercise their right to own a firearm, so too grows the need for qualified women instructors to train them as only a woman can. Ranges and firearm schools all over the country are looking for TWAW Certified Instructors to complement their course offering and ability to effectively meet the needs of their female clientele.

The Well Armed Woman recognizes that women are different! We think differently, we learn differently, we communicate differently, our bodies are very different and we live out our lives as gun owners differently. These differences are best addressed in firearms training designed for women and taught by women. You can be the vital element in meeting this need by becoming a The Well Armed Woman Certified Instructor.

Join our team of female instructors that are changing the way women are trained and changing the industry!!

Course fees are transferable but non-refundable.


Course of Instruction

  • What it means to be a TWAW Certified Instructor – benefits and requirements
  • Women are different – How to effectively teach to the differences
  • How women learn best
  • Overcoming the hurdles
  • Holsters and guns for women – complete training on the best choices and the issues surrounding guns, holsters, and comfortable concealed carry
  • Teaching to common training habits of women shooters
  • Doing business in a man’s world
  • The Business of Training Women – the ins and outs of marketing and operation your training business

Media Training – how to effectively deal with and maximize the press

Required Equipment

  • This is classroom only and is a non-shooting course.
  • Students must have current firearms instructor certification such as NRA Pistol Instructor Certification, USCCA Instructor or other Law Enforcement or Military Firearms Instructor Certification.
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor certification (PPITH) Certification is HIGHLY recommended but no longer required to take this course.
  • Students will be required to submit proof of credentials.
  • This is a one day, 8 hr course
Additional information

Additional information

Weight 0.0002 lbs

June 22, 2018 – The Gun Range, North Highlands, CA, Apr 6, 2018 – Saint Augustine, FL, Apr 27, 2018 – Boondocks FTA, Raymond, MS, June 22, 2018 – The Gun Vault, South Jordan, UT

Reviews (9)

9 reviews for The Well Armed Woman Certification Course (Non NRA) – 1 Day

  1. Susan Anderson

    I thought this class was fantastic. Carrie was funny, knowledgeable, and brought enthusiasm and experience to the lessons. The class material was splendid and made the class enjoyable overall. I would strongly recommend this class to any other instructor desiring certification.”

  2. Jacquelyn Reid

    Carrie Lightfoot is a phenomenal instructor, energetic, informative and professional. The TWAW Certified Instructor course is packed with fantastic information on teaching women, the difference on how and why women and men learn differently and equipment geared towards woman. Carries class puts you in the right frame of mind to get your business going without Carrie and her class I would not have had the confidence to get my small firearms instruction business started. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU CARRIE!

  3. Allison (verified owner)

    This was a highly informative class that I feel will be invaluable as I work with both men and women at the range and in the classroom. I want to do the three day now!

  4. Gloria Krauklis

    What an awesome course. Slam pack day of quality information you can add to any class you plan to teach. Thanks Carrie Lightfoot.

  5. Cindy

    This is an excellent course. It covers the differences in how men and women learn. The issues women may deal with that men won’t. How our equipment often needs to be different. Great course.

  6. April (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic class. Taught by Carrie Lightfoot in a fun, informative and professional manner. If you want to teach other women, I highly recommend this course to add to your existing NRA instructor certification.

  7. Carolyn

    Terrific course! Carrie Lightfoot provides high caliber quality instruction to ensure you have the right “tools in your tool kit” to enable you to successfully teach women!

  8. Shelia Rosario

    This fantastic course from Carrie Lightfoot ensures that you have the resources and mindset to teach women. Women teaching women is the best way to go and this is the best course to get there!

  9. Patricia Harrold

    I have been in the training industry for 20+ years and truly found this course to be an incredibly valuable addition to my body of knowledge. Learning styles, preferences and modes of thinking are critical for student success, and Carrie’s course distills down the critical components an instructor needs to be successful in educating and instructing women in firearms. From setting up the learning environment, conveying highly technical information in an understandable way, and balancing progress with student comfort, you will walk away with insights that will help you connect with and support your students. She’s a remarkable presenter, with a passion for training and education and comes with incredible insights you really won’t find elsewhere. A great investment for your instructional toolkit!

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