Credentials

Chief Instructor Background and Qualifications

Dr. W. George Gaines

Credentials, Certifications & Licenses

  • American Red Cross
    • Adult First Aid, CPR, AED #0Y14MN
  • Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License #WX1237800
  • IMI Academy for Advanced Security & Anti-Terror Training
    • Range Safety Officer, Active Shooters - The Israeli Experience
    • Business Development and Seminar Sponsor, USA
  • NRA Credentials #190369292
    • Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor
    • Certified Range Safety Officer
    • Certified Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor
    • Recruiter #XI030621
    • Personal & Professional Instructor Liability Insurance # 1210024043
  • USCCA Credentials #190369292
    • Certified Instructor
    • Certified Training Counselor
    • Certified Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals
  • US Gun Class Certified Instructor

Memberships & Honors

  • Florida Carry Sustaining Member
  • Florida Firearms Academy Member
  • NRA Life & Endowment Member
  • NRA Golden Eagles Member
  • NRA National Patriots Medal
  • USCCA Platinum Member
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Active Member

Firearms Experience

  • First Firearm, .22LR Mossberg bolt action rifle, Age 14
  • Carried Firearm Since 1968
  • Competitive NRA Bullseye Shooter
  • NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Course
  • Florida Firearms Academy, Rapid Draw Class
  • FrontSight (Nevada) Defensive Handgun Course
  • Active Shooters - The Israeli Experience, Honors Graduate

Formal Education

  • B.A., University of Alabama, 1965
  • M.A., Atlanta University, 1969
  • Ed.D., University of Georgia, 1971

Teaching Experience

  • Florida, Georgia Secondary Public Schools, 1965 – 1969
  • University of Georgia, Teaching Assistant, 1969 – 1971
  • University of Georgia, Supervisor of Student Teachers, 1969 – 1971
  • University of New Orleans, Associate Professor of Education, 1971 – 1976
  • Louisiana State University Medical Center, Coordinator of Instructional Services, 1973 – 1976
  • Conducted Professional Educator Workshops at Numerous Colleges & Universities, 1976 - 1982
  • Directed and Mentored Junior Staff in Private Industry, 1983 – 2013
  • University of Florida, College of Business, Visiting Professor, 2011 – 2013
  • University of Central Florida, College of Business, Visiting Lecturer, 2012 - 2015