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SAFTD Master Instructor Development Conference

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The SAFTD Master Instructor Development Conference is a four day workshop for those candidates who have met the criteria, and have been invited by a State MI, Regional MI, or National MI.

During this course, the candidates will prove their understanding of the following:

  • Methods of Instruction (MOI)
  • Teaching policies and procedures
  • Current curricula
  • Ability to write curriculum
  • Re-qualification in the disciplines of handgun, shotgun, and carbine
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others in a classroom setting
  • Ability to set up and run a safe range
  • Ability to teach others to teach classroom and range exercises
  • Level 3 techniques handgun, shotgun, carbine
  • AR Technician
  • Pepper Spray Instructor 
  • Range Master Training
  • National Safety Council First Aid, CPR, AED Training
  • The ability to vet and train prospective Instructors 


This will be 4 long days of training. Attendance does not guarantee you will leave as an SAFTD MI. You will be required to show a solid understanding of the topics mentioned above. You will be required to pass written tests, as well as four separate range qualifications. You will be required to lecture in the classroom as well as teach multiple disciplines at the range.  


Required equipment:

  • Defensive Handgun (Centerfire)
  • 2  (minimum) Spare magazines
  • Holster (Strongside Hip Holster) (IWB or OWB)
  • Magazine Pouch
  • 300 + rounds of ammunition
  • 5 dummy rounds in the caliber of your defensive handgun
  • Defensive Shotgun
  • Sling
  • 22 Slugs
  • 10 Buck shot (00)
  • 50 rounds bird shot 71/2-8
  • 5 Dummy Rounds in the gauge of your shotgun
  • Ar-15 Carbine/Rifle
  • 2 (minimum) spare magazines
  • Magazine pouch (NO chest rigs)
  • Sling
  • 300+ rounds ammunition
  • 5 Dummy rounds in the caliber of your rifle
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters
  • Notepad
  • Laptop or Tablet with USB drive (optional but highly suggested)
  • USB flash drive
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Trauma IFAK (Tourniquet, IBD, Chest Seal, Gauze Practice units) These may be purchased independently, or from SAFTD. 

Upcoming Classes

April 27-30, 2018 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Defensive Training Solutions
2855 Stone Circle Dr. 
Troy, Oh 45373

MI Development conference only $500.00

MIDC w/NSC Instructor $800 
(If you are already an NSC Instructor you will not be required to attend day 4)


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