NRA Instructor Training Courses
The Firearms Training Division offers NRA Instructor certification training. We take pride in doing things the NRA way and we like to help our students promote their classes. If you have always wanted to become an NRA Instructor then you have come to the right place.
To qualify as an NRA Instructor:
1. Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified.
2. Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and assessment exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.
3. Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.
NRA Basic Instructor Training: $250/$350
This is the required class before participating in any NRA Instructor classes. This class has pre-course requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: if you have never been certified as an NRA Instructor, you will be required to attend NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT). If you have been certified as a Law Enforcement NRA Instructor but not an instructor for the general public, you will have to take BIT. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding your suitability for this instructor level training. (Please allow 48 hours for a response and more for holidays.)
NRA Range Safety Officer (Not an instructor course.): $250
Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (Instructor Course): $250
Teaching firearm safety is a vital part of our responsibility as instructors. By becoming certified in teaching this course you can do your part in helping the shooting community stay safe and respectable. To qualify for this course you must be a certified NRA Range Safety Officer and take BIT.
NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course: $100
Teaching firearm safety is a vital part of our responsibility as instructors. By becoming certified in teaching this course you can do your part in helping the shooting community stay safe and respectable. After this course, you will be certified to teach this non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.
NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Certification $250/$350
This 10-hour course is designed to teach the instructor candidate the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to become an NRA Certified Pistol Shooting Instructor. Candidates should posses a basic knowledge of both revolvers and semi-automatics, an understanding of basic marksmanship principles, and have a deep appreciation for the safe handling of any firearm. In addition to these personal attributes, each candidate is required to be up to date on the NRA’s Basic Instructor Training (BIT). BIT is offered in conjunction with this course, but if you have been certified as an instructor in the previous 12 months and took part in BIT, you may not be required to take it again. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding your suitability for this instructor level training. (Please allow 48 hours for a response and more for holidays.)
By learning how to teach the basics of these three disciplines, we can keep the passion for shooting sports alive for generations to come. These courses have pre-course requirements. Click on the discipline for information about the specifics. Pistol — Rifle — Shotgun
NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Course: $250
Get your certification to teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.
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