Refuse to Be a Victim

The single most important step you can make toward ensuring your personal safety is making the decision to refuse to be a victim. This means that you must have an overall personal safety strategy in place before you need it.

Through a four-hour seminar called Refuse To Be A Victim® you can learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim.

The topics presented in the Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar include,

  • Mental preparedness
  • How to make your home more secure
  • Improving your physical security in various environments
  • Safety precautions when driving
  • Safeguarding yourself and items with traveling
  • Technological Security
  • What to consider when choosing physical self-defense training
  • Personal protection devices

The following optional topic areas can be added upon request in advance. This will add a small amount of time and cost to the seminar fee.

  • Workplace Safety
  • Safety for Parents and Children (Pre-school through High School)
  • Safety for College Students
  • Safety for Seniors and Persons with Physical Disabilities

This is not a firearms course.

This is also not a self defense course.

Firearms, other personal protection devices, and self defense are briefly discussed for consideration. However, most of the course is about lifestyle practices and changes in mindset that can enhance your personal safety.

The Refuse To Be A Victim® curriculum was developed by the NRA. You can find out more about the program on their website.

The NRA produced a short video on the curriculum a number of years ago. It’s a bit dated, but provides readers an idea of what the seminar is about.


None. You only need an interest in crime prevention and personal safety.

Course Duration

The seminar takes about 4 hours. Inclusion of optional special topic areas may result in a slightly longer class.

Course Format

Classroom only. Printed materials will be provided to each student who is preregistered.

What to Bring?

  • Pen or pencil if you like to take notes

Scheduled RTBAV Seminars

To schedule private training, propose a schedule public course, or ask question call or email us.

There are presently no scheduled classes.