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NRA Certified Instructor Course: 

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The National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms since 1871.  Shooting proficiency is an important skill for NRA instructors, but equally important is the ability to teach others to shoot. NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.

NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures; basic public speaking skills; training methodology; use of a training team and training aids; organizing a course, building a budget; and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course; therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four candidates, with 10-12 candidates being ideal. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.
Course Curriculum and Requirements:

  • Candidates must have completed the basic course in the discipline they wish to be certified to teach, (e.g. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, NRA Basic Rifle Shooting, etc.) and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.

  • Candidates must possess and demonstrate knowledge and proficiency 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 for which they wish to be certified.
  • Candidates are required to demonstrate solid and safe firearm handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by an NRA Certified Training Counselor. 

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