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Course Catalog

Strategic Security Solutions LLC offers several courses both in person & online. From NRA Firearm Safety Courses to Home Defense Courses as well as First Aid, AED & BLS for Healthcare Providers. Check out each of our courses below along with the description of each course.

Strategic Security Solutions Courses

Firearm Safety

NRA Home Firearm Safety Course


A non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge and skills to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms/ammunition in the home. This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearm accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, and course completion certificate. This course satisfies the concealed carry permit requirements in Colorado.




NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course


The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.




Instructor Led Only Training


The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.




Blended Training


The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor.

Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.




NRA Basic Rifle Course


This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.

This course is at least eight hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing, and kneeling positions; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.




NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course


Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family and provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills; strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation; firearms and the law; how to choose a handgun for self-defense; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

Note: Lesson III of this course—Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense—is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law; a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state; or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented. NRA certified instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above, and then only in their capacity as an attorney or other state certified individual, not in their capacity as an NRA certified instructor.




NRA Basic CCW Course


Teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to carry a concealed pistol for personal defense. The NRA CCW Course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. This instructor-led only course gives you direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end and may be conducted in a classroom and on a shooting range with an Instructor.

NRA CCW takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.

Course topics include: Firearm Safety (Mandatory), Pistol Nomenclature and Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense, Basic Defensive Pistol Skills, Drawing from Concealment, Loading and Stoppage Remediation, Mindset, Carry Modes and Pistol Concealment, Firearm Cleaning, and Sport Shooting and Training Activities. Course length is determined by the Instructor, to meet your State’s requirements for a CCW permit. Additionally, students may complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive reference books, take a NRA CCW Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.




Advanced Tactical Handgun Course


A non-NRA course that enhances the student’s abilities with a handgun. Topics include the Draw, Down & / Reholstering, Loading & Unloading, and Trigger Reset.




Advanced Tactical Rifle Course


A non-NRA course that enhances the student’s ability with a tactical rifle. Topics include Rifle Marksmanship, Rifle Handling, Firearm Safety, and Rifle Equipment.




NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course


Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target. This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate




NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Course


Teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Prerequisite: This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation. Description: The course is divided into two levels. Level one is nine-hours and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills. Time and ammunition requirements are minimum, and may be exceeded. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills. Time and ammunition requirements are minimum, and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and appropriate (level one/level two) course completion certificates(s).




NRA Defensive Pistol Course


Teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, the difference between cover and concealment, drawing from the holster, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection, clearing common stoppages, use of pocket pistols, and more. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the NRA Defensive Pistol certificate.




NRA Range Safety Officer Course


The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. To become a NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations





CPR/AED Courses

Heartsaver First Aid Courses


This course is for anyone who needs to learn basic first aid and is available in several formats. The courses are taught in a non-stressful setting to help the student learn the skills and feel confident in an emergency situation.




Heartsaver CPR & AED Courses


This course is designed for those that are non-medical who would be the first responder to an emergency in the workplace or similar setting and want or need to have an American Heart Association certification card.

You will learn and practice CPR for adults, children, and infants on individual manikins using a face mask or shield for airway management. You will learn and practice with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). You will learn how to relieve choking due to a foreign-body obstruction.

The AED & CPR courses are taught by an American Heart Association (AHA) certified instructor and follows the AHA guidelines for the course content and structure. The current AHA Heartsaver CPR book is required for this class.

This course can be organized at your location or ours for any size group of four or more and can be tailored according to meet the needs of your group. Open enrollment classes are available for individuals by searching our classes.

Upon completion passing students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver certification.




Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED


This course includes the material covered in the Heartsaver course with the addition of First Aid. The current AHA Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED book is required for this class which includes a CD, so the student can review and maintain their skills.




BLS Provider Course (Full)


BLS Courses for Healthcare Providers This course is designed for those in health care fields that require an American Heart Association certification card. This course is available in a Provider, Renewal, or Skills Heartcode format.
All Formats can be organized at your location or ours for any size group of four or more. Open enrollment classes are available for individuals by searching our classes. Upon completion, passing students receive an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers certification. All formats are taught by an American Heart Association (AHA) certified instructor and follow the AHA guidelines for the course. This format is intended for individuals who do not have an AHA BLS certification, have expired, or are learners that need a visual and tactile environment for learning. You will learn and practice CPR for adults, children, and infants on individual manikins using a face mask and ambu bag for airway management. You will learn and practice with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). You will learn how to relieve choking due to a foreign-body obstruction. The current AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider Student Manual is required for this class. A passing score on the written test and demonstration of the course material via a skills check is required to obtain a certification card.




BLS Renewal Course


This format is for individuals who are currently AHA BLS certified and need to renew their certification. You will learn and practice CPR for adults, children and infants on individual manikins using a face mask and ambu bag for airway management. You will learn and practice with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). You will learn how to relieve choking due to a foreign-body obstruction. The current AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider Student Manual is required for this class. A passing score on the written test and demonstration of the course material via a skills check is required to obtain a certification card.




BLS Skills Check-Off


This format is intended for new or renewing students who want to complete the cognitive/classroom portion online and then conduct the skills checkoff with an instructor. The student is required to complete the online portion prior to their scheduled skills checkoff class and provide a copy of the BLS Online completion certificate.





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DIsclaimer: Strategic Security Solutions, LLC is not an attorney or law firm and does not provide legal advice. Nothing in this information is intended nor should it be considered legal advice. Each legal matter is unique and specific; as such Strategic Security Solutions, LLC encourages every individual and business to seek guidance from legal counsel concerning their specific legal matter.