NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® program teaches the tips & techniques you need to be alerted to dangerous situations & to avoid becoming a victim. This program was developed by the women of the NRA in 1993 in response to women nationwide who requested crime prevention & personal safety information. It was originally presented only to women by women who were NRA Certified Instructors. However, in 1997, the NRA Board of Directors elected to open this course to men as well, due to the program's relevance to all citizens.
Today, hundreds of federal, state & local law enforcement officials from across the nation utilize this popular program in their crime prevention & community policing initiatives. Corporations, educational institutions and community centers have also adopted the program.
The information presented in this class is based on the premise that people can minimize their risk of becoming a crime victim by increasing their awareness & learning about the many personal safety options available.
The Refuse To Be A Victim® program is not a firearms or self-defense class. It’s a seminar that will help you improve personal safety strategies & will provide you with valuable information that you can apply in every area of your life. This is a 4-hour, non-shooting class suitable for older children & up.
Lessons in the Refuse to be a Victim Course® include:
There are optional lessons available, depending on your group. These optional lessons include:
You will need to provide:
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Firearms & ammunition are not allowed in these seminars.
Course Materials & a Completion Certificate are included in the course fee.
There is no deposit required for registration for this class.
Large groups can be accommodated at your location. Large groups can be accommodated at our location with 30 days advance notice.
Payment help is available for groups through your State Friends of NRA & The NRA Foundation. Please visit The NRA Foundation website at www.nrafoundation.org/grants/statefund.asp. You will find grant application information, forms, contact information for your NRA Field Representative, & all other necessary information.
Please contact us for more information concerning groups or to set up a class.
Interested in teaching your community how to better protect themselves, their families, & their friends?
The benefits & rewards of becoming a Refuse To Be A Victim® instructor come from the very people you will meet & train.
In order to become a Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor, you must:
The RTBV Instructor course is scheduled monthly at Defensive Specialties, LLC & is run in conjunction with the basic RTBV seminar over 1-2 days & includes NRA Basic Instructor Training (if necessary).
The course fee includes the Basic RTBV Seminar, BIT (if necessary), the RTBV Instructor Course, Course Materials, & Lunches.
If you have already taken the RTBV Seminar, let us know. This will save you a 1/2 day. We will need a copy of your completion certificate.
If you have had BIT within the last 2 years, this will reduce your time by a day. (We don't charge for BIT, so, no, it won't save you any on the class fee. Sorry...)
NO firearms or ammunition are allowed in the classroom. Students should not bring personal firearms to this class.
A minimum of 4 people must register in order for an Instructor class to hold. Registration ends 72 hours before the class starts.
NRA Processing/Certification Fees are not included. You will pay this directly to the NRA after your class is completed.
There is a $50 (minimum) non-refundable deposit required for registration. If you are unable to attend the class after registering, this deposit will be applied to your next registration.
If you would like to join the NRA, you may click on the link to the left to go to the NRA website or you may sign up during your class. Either way, you'll receive a discount off the regular sign-up fee. This discount is in addition to the benefits of belonging to the NRA.
What are some benefits of joining the NRA?
For NRA Instructor Candidates: Your NRA Certification Fees will be less!
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