Refuse to be a Victim Seminar and Instructor Development Workshop

Refuse to be a Victim Seminar and Instructor Development Workshop

Bayprofs - Bay Area Professionals for Firearm Safety and Training


Coyote Point Rifle & Pistol Club

1601 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401

San Mateo, CA, US, 94401

Learn to teach the Refuse to be a Victim Curriculum!

The goal of this program is to develop instructors to teach Refuse to be a Victim according to the lesson plans and training standards of the National Rifle Association. This program is not designed to prepare you to teach other safety training courses (such as first aid, security, or hunter safety courses), nor to prepare you to develop firearm training courses of your own.

A complete Refuse to be a Victim Instructor Development Workshop consists of two parts. The first is the basic class, which is required so that all instructor candidates have seen the class at least once before certifying to teach it. The second part is discipline-specific instructor training, which for Refuse to be a Victim is an additional 5-8 hours of training.

During the Refuse to be a Victim Training Course, you will receive from your Regional Counselor the Victim Seminar Student Packet, and the Refuse to be a Victim Instructor Workshop Kit, which includes the course outlines and lesson plans for the program.

The Refuse to be a Victim Regional Counselor who conducts your course will make a recommendation to NRA concerning your certification based on an evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and attitude. You will be asked to demonstrate your organizational and teaching skills through participation in several practical exercises during the course of your training. You will also be asked to complete an instructor certification examination. A minimum score of 90 percent is required for certified instructor applicants . However, attendance at the course, or a passing grade on the examination, does not guarantee that you will receive the recommendation of the Refuse to be a Victim Regional Counselor.

Part 1: Saturday August 14th Starting at 8am – Coyote Point Rifle and Pistol Club, 1601 Coyote Point Drive San Mateo, CA 94401-1002

Starts at 8am until 12:00 noon – Refuse to be a Victim Seminar

How does the criminal mind work? Would you be an easy target? What can you do to better protect yourself, your family, friends or employees from being victimized? The Refuse To Be A Victim® public seminar answers all these questions and more!

Part 2: Saturday August 14th Starting at 12:30pm – Coyote Point Rifle and Pistol Club, 1601 Coyote Point Drive San Mateo, CA 94401-1002

The instructor workshop prepares you for your role as a Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor. Soon you’ll be equipped and ready to teach award winning personal safety seminars in your community. Everything you need to successfully present a Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar is provided during the workshop.

If you have documentation of already completing the Refuse to be a Victim Seminar then you could be exempt from Part 1. Contact us at bayprofs – at – bayprofs – dot – org for details if this is the case for you. We won’t charge you for the parts you don’t need.

The pricing for each day is: Part 1 – Refuse to be a Victim Seminar – $20, Part 2- Instructor Development Workshop – $130.

The “package” price is for both parts.

Expect an email from us about 2 weeks before the class with information and homework for the class.

Expectations of students in order to pass:

  • You must participate in the entire course
  • You must display the knowledge, skills, and attitude as required in the Refuse to be a Victim national curriculum in order to be a Refuse to be a Victim instructor
  • You must pass all written and in class examinations

Students are required to bring the following materials to class:

  1. You will need to fill out and return the pre-class questionnaire. This document will be emailed to you two weeks before class. Responsibly bringing the form to class or returning it by email with your answers are a part of your evaluation for the class, so please take it seriously.
  2. You must bring an electronic device (e.g. Laptop/tablet) that is able to view the presenter notes in a powerpoint presentation. You will need to bring a power cord or batteries for your device in order to keep it running all day. It is fine for 2 students to share a laptop if coming as a group. Note: there is limited/no internet access in the classroom. I’ll email out the materials about a week before the class and you will need to have them pre-loaded on the first day.
  3. Hearing protection. This is not a firearms course, but it is being held on a live shooting range. Please have hearing protection available in case others are using the range during our break times.
  4. Clothing suitable for teaching
  5. Pens/Pencils/paper for notes, filling out forms, and completing the tests
  6. Please bring a packed lunch or participate in our optional pizza lunch. We won’t have time to go off-site for lunch.

Note: Please register here with *exactly* the same name and address the NRA has on file for you. If the database does not find your information then it will significantly delay processing your course completion. You can look up your NRA information here:

NRA membership is not required in order to attend and pass the class. It is recommended, however, as the NRA is the curriculum standards body for this material.