NRA Instructor Courses

Since 1871, a major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms.

Today, that objective is being fulfilled through the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program. There are 11 different courses in the program being taught throughout the nation by NRA Certified Instructors. NRA Instructors also teach the three-hour FIRST STEPS Orientation Program (rifle, pistol, and shotgun) to introduce new shooters to a particular firearm model.

Instructors provide an invaluable service in their communities by training hundreds of thousands of individuals annually. As firearms and shooting activities expand, and more Americans choose to exercise their right to carry a firearm, so too grows the need for these courses.

You can be the vital element in meeting this need by becoming an NRA Certified Instructor and conducting NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. As an instructor, you can experience the personal satisfaction of teaching others the basics -- the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will lead to a lifetime of safe, enjoyable and successful involvement in firearm and shooting activities.

The NRA is looking for new instructors who enjoy working with people, want to share their firearm knowledge and skills with others, and are willing to make a commitment to teach NRA training courses in their communities.

The types of courses and instructor ratings available for the NRA from Applied Tactical Concepts LLC are:


Please check our General Equipment Requirements for these courses by clicking on this link.
 
COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTON
COURSE LENGTH
STUDENT EXPERIENCE LEVEL
TUITION / FEES
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
2 Days
All Levels
$300 + $25 Range Fee
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
NRA Assistant Pistol Instructor
NRA Apprentice Pistol Instructor

Basic Pistol Instructor Equipment Requirements:
Pistol or Revolver
Quality Holster and Magazine/Speed loader Pouch
3 Magazines/ 4 Speed loaders
Eye and Ear Protection
Hat or Cap with Bill
Weather Appropriate Clothing
Comfortable and Sturdy Shoes or Boots
200 Rounds of Ammunition (minimum)
NRA Basic Rifle Instructor
2 Days
All Levels
$300 + $25 Range Fee
NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
NRA Assistant Rifle Instructor
NRA Apprentice Rifle Instructor

Basic Rifle Instructor Equipment Requirements:
Rifle
Sling-(Optional)
Eye and Ear Protection
Hat or Cap with Bill
Weather Appropriate Clothing
Comfortable and Sturdy Shoes or Boots
200 Rounds of Ammunition (minimum)
NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor
2 Days
All Levels
$300 + $25 Range Fee
NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
NRA Assistant Shotgun Instructor
NRA Apprentice Shotgun Instructor

Basic Shotgun Instructor Equipment Requirements:
Rifle
Sling-(Optional)
Eye and Ear Protection
Hat or Cap with Bill
Weather Appropriate Clothing
Comfortable and Sturdy Shoes or Boots
200 Rounds of Ammunition (minimum)
NRA Personal Protection Instructor
See Below
All Levels
$300 + $25 Range Fee
NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside The Home Instructor (1 Day)
NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor (2 Days)

Personal Protection Instructor Equipment Requirements:
Pistol or Revolver
Quality Holster and Magazine/Speed loader Pouch
3 Magazines/ 4 Speed loaders
Flashlight
Eye and Ear Protection
Hat or Cap with Bill
Concealment Garment
Weather Appropriate Clothing
Comfortable and Sturdy Shoes or Boots
200 Rounds of Ammunition
NRA Home Firearm Safety Course
1 Days
All Levels
$175 + $25 Range Fee
NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor

Home Firearm Safety Equipment Requirements:
(Classroom Only)
Note Pad
Pens
NRA Range Safety Officer Course
1 Days
All Levels
$200 + $25 Range Fee
NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer Instructor

Range Safety Officer Equipment Requirements:
Pistol or Revolver
Quality Holster and Magazine/Speed loader Pouch
3 Magazines/ 4 Speed loaders
Eye and Ear Protection
Hat or Cap with Bill
Concealment Garment
Weather Appropriate Clothing
Comfortable and Sturdy Shoes or Boots
100 Rounds of Ammunition
To qualify as an NRA instructor, you must:

Possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training (such as completion of an NRA
Basic Firearm Training Course) and/or previous shooting experience.
Successfully complete the appropriate NRA instructor examination. Certified-90% or higher. Assistant-85% or higher. Apprentice-85% or higher
Satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course for the area of specialization you wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Shotgun Course), and receive
the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting your training.
Submit your application with appropriate certification fee. Membership in the National Rifle Association is strongly recommended.

Certified Ratings are available to individuals who wish to be fully qualified to conduct basic courses (21 years of age or older).
Assistant Ratings are available to individuals who wish to assist certified instructors in order to gain the knowledge and experience needed to become a certified
instructor (18 years of age or older).
Apprentice Ratings are available to young people who wish to understudy a certified instructor in preparation for more advanced ratings. The apprentice instructor will
be chosen by an NRA Certified Instructor from select individuals. These individuals must be of the emotional maturity necessary to handle such a position. In addition,
they must have attended and successfully completed an NRA Basic Firearm Training Course in their chosen area of specialization (13-17 years of age).
Your responsibilities as an NRA Certified Instructor will include:

Conducting NRA Basic Courses in accordance with policies and procedures outlined by NRA
Upholding the quality and integrity of national firearm safety and training standards established by NRA
Promoting firearm safety and the shooting sports
Reporting training data to NRA

Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement for NRA instructors, but you will also need to know how 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.
Instructor training courses are conducted by NRA Training Counselors. Training Counselors are active and experienced instructors who have been appointed by
NRA to train other (new) instructors. You may request a list of training counselors in your geographic area by contacting the NRA Training Department at 703-267-
1430.
How you benefit by becoming an NRA Instructor:

NRA Certified Instructors qualify to take the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course as a validation course. The Basic Range Safety Officer validation course
is offered and taken as part of the Home Study Program.
You will soon qualify to become a Training Counselor. In this position, you have the responsibility of teaching (new) NRA Instructors.
Once you receive your certificate (suitable for framing) from NRA, you will receive your identification card. You will also receive a free subscription of the
NRA Shooting Education Update, a newsletter published periodically for all NRA Trainers.
Program information, training schedules, book reviews, material updates and more are provided. Additionally, the Update provides an open forum for the
exchange of information and ideas on firearm safety and marksmanship education.
You become an even more valuable resource for your community. NRA Certified Instructors are leaders who provide a very important service. Because of
your dedication to the shooting sports, you are providing a chance for others to enjoy the same benefits of firearm ownership that you have enjoyed in the
past.
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