Welcome to our C.I.S Program
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Paragon C.I.S. (Center for Instructor Study) is a comprehensive Instructor certification program for those individuals who seek the very highest level of Instructor training. The Instructor Candidates who join us have researched their certification options. Their goal is to excel in their teaching abilities when returning home. Mediocrity is not a part of their standards. Their reputation, and the service provided to their students, matter greatly to these individuals.
An Instructor certification program has obligations to its Candidates. Those obligations are to teach competency, to prepare the Candidate for the many questions, issues, problems and challenges his/her students will bring. That puts the burden squarely on the certification program to teach accordingly, to prepare each Candidate with outstanding safety, communication and teaching skills. The Paragon C.I.S. certification program does precisely that.
Paragon Instructors excel in their work because they are given the proper training tools and methods. Our Instructors excel in their work because they are patient, compassionate and passionate about their teaching. Paragon Instructors know their clients expect to leave with new information and knowledge - useful answers to her questions - and a higher skill level. This is why a Paragon certification class must be, and is more comprehensive.
Teaching requires many skills but none more than important than understanding that we are not in the shooting business - we are in the people business. Your students will bring you their problems and trust you to not only resolve those problems but expect you to care about them while doing it. More than hoping to be successful in the shooting box, they expect to be. So the Instructor must, without question, a) know how to prepare in advance and b) know what he/she is doing, start to finish. Endless missing compounded by poor communications; unanswered questions; confusion; lack of preparation; safety violations; misunderstandings - these are the marks of incompetency and why the Paragon certification class is more comprehensive, more thorough and more successful.
It would be fair to say our program is an advanced program. This doesn't mean the training is for working with advanced students only. Quite the opposite, Paragon training prepares you to work with all students from E to M class. Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Wing Shooting and Gentlemen’s Coaching, the Professional Associate class places a major emphasis on how to successfully interact with people of both genders, all ages and all skill levels - the art and science of teaching. we teach competence. That’s our promise to every Candidate - and we keep that promise.
We believe it is not the advanced but the "entry-level" Instructor who should complete the most time in the certification process, and receive the most training. Which is why C.I.S. offers a 6 1/2 day Professional Associate class and not 2 or 3 day.
Thank you for your interest in our C.I.S. program.
N.S.C.A. Level III, US
British Guild of Shooting Instructors, UK