Becoming an NRA Instructor
To qualify as an NRA Instructor:
- Candidates must have completed the basic course in the discipline they wish to be certified to teach, e.g. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (Instructor Led Only), NRA Basic Rifle Shooting, etc.
- 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 for which they wish to be certified.
- Candidates will be 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 the NRA Certified Training Counselor.
- 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.
- Basics of Pistol Shooting (BoPS)
- Basics of Rifle Shooting (BoRS)
- Basics of Shotgun Shooting (BoSS)
- Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW)
- Home Firearm Safety (HFS)
- Personal Protection Inside the Home (PPITH)
- Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOTH)