Author Topic: How to become an RWVA Instructor-In-Training  (Read 1727 times)

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Re: How to become an RWVA Instructor
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 09:16:57 PM »
B9, this link is access denied - is it in a private section of the boards?
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Re: How to become an RWVA Instructor
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 09:42:02 PM »
No. The link goes to the General Discussion area.
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Re: How to become an RWVA Instructor
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 12:25:01 PM »
No. The link goes to the General Discussion area.

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Re: How to become an RWVA Instructor-In-Training
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 01:16:30 PM »
Alright, well here is a copy and paste of Master Instructor Nickle's explanation of the path to IIT.................


Now, here's the skinny on how it works, and know there's LOTS of confusion out there on this.

For someone to become an Instructor-In-Training (IIT), they MUST have attended no less than 2 Appleseeds and have shot a Rifleman score (210 or higher, though somes abbreviated here as 210+). Some of this is waivable, by a Master Instructor (MI) (see below), IF the prospective IIT warrants getting waived.

There is no IIT0, but there is plain IIT. That's where all IIT's start.

To get to a level, they have to pass the PC for that level. The ONLY exception is the IBC Final Exam (done only at an IBC), and that in itself grades the IIT's, so, it functions as a PC of sorts.

The Rifleman score is an issue, but, we have already resolved that the Rifleman score will stall them at IIT4. That is IF they meet ALL the PC's up to that point. Can't go to Instructor without the score.

We don't automatically make someone an IIT2 or IIT3 because of the IBC. We don't automatically hold them at IIT1 beacause of the Rifleman score.


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To give a couple of scenarios for you, here's how it potentially works. Names are fictitious. Levels are the literal term, abbreviated.

Joe attends 2 Appleseeds, shoots several 210+ AQT's, and expresses an interest in becoming an Instructor. We make him an IIT, he starts working Appleseeds, taking the IIT1 PC at his first, IIT2 at his 2nd, IIT3 at his 3rd and so forth, ending with the Instructor PC. He passes them all.

John does his 2 Appleseeds, shoots multiple 210+ scores, steps up, we make him an IIT, he attends an IBC before working an Appleseed. He passes the IBC Final Exam at the IIT3 level, we make him an IIT3. After that, he travels the same path Joe did, starting at the IIT3 level.

George, does his 2 Appleseeds, but hasn't shot that 210+ yet. We waive his score, he becomes an IIT, and he attends an IBC. He passes the Final Exam at the IIT3 level, he works his next Appleseed, passes the IIT4 PC, we make him an IIT4 and he stays at that level until he gets the 210+ done.

Bob, attends his 2 Appleseeds, attends an IBC, passes the final exam at the IIT1 level, we make him an IIT1 and he continues on, like the rest.

Eric attends his 2 Appleseeds, attends an IBC, and can't pass the IIT1 level of the final exam. We make him an IIT, and he continues on.

Does that help explain it any?

The Rifleman score ONLY keeps them from going to Instructor.

Under 21 years old can go up to Instructor, but not to Shoot Boss.


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So that it's 100% clear!

It takes an MI to waive the 2 AS and/or Rifleman score requirement. Anybody lower than an MI can RECOMMEND the waiver, but only an MI can APPROVE it, and that's ANY MI.

RWVA Staff that aren't MI's can't make the waiver. State Coordinators can't make the waiver. Shoot Bosses can't make the waiver. Senior Instructors can't make the waiver. ONLY MI's can make the waiver. The rest can recommend the waiver, and submit it to an MI.

The basic rule is that an MI can waive 1 AS of the 2 and can waive the Rifleman requirement.

The MI's are going to use their heads when making those waivers. They aren't afraid to say NO. If they approve a waiver, I will be hearing it from them, by PM.

We won't waive both AS's of the requirements, just 1, and there's some pretty dedicated folks that have been refused both AS's waived (recently, too). It will stay that way, too. I don't care HOW MANY Appleseeds they've worked as a helper. Of all the MI's (and 2 SI's) that do IBC's, none of them are likely to allow an IBC student that hasn't done at least 1 Appleseed.

And, attendance at a Rifleman Boot Camp (unlike an IBC) actually includes an Appleseed, so that covers that.
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