Are you a natural born teacher or instructor? Are you good with guns? Do you love firearms and love to teach others what you know? Would you like to teach the NRA Basic Courses to the public, your friends, and family? Then you have the beginnings of what it takes to become a great NRA Certified Instructor.
Our trained, certified and experienced NRA Certified Instructors and Training Counselors have taught courses all over the county and can also put on any of the below courses at your location. Fill out the below form to signup or contact us with any questions you may have.
Read what our students have to say about our NRA Instructor Courses:
"Another Awesome Class From The Folks At PS&ED!" ~ Edward D. of Oswego, NY
The cost depends on the length of the course and if it includes live-fire or not. The investment ranges from $80 to $350 plus the small NRA certification fee. You don’t need to be an NRA member to be an instructor but it is suggested that you are. You can signup to become an NRA member here. The training ranges from six hours to two and a half days and usually run on weekends.
Instructor courses and time commitment:
- Basic Instructor Training (BIT) – 6 hours
- Chief Range Safety Officer -8 hours
- Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course – 5 hours
- Instructor Pistol Shooting Course – 10 hours
- Instructor Rifle Shooting Course -10 hours
- Instructor Shotgun Shooting Course -11 hours
- Instructor Personal Protection In The Home (PPITH) Course – 9 hours
- Instructor Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH) Course – 16 hours
- Instructor Muzzleloading Shooting Course – 16 hours
- Instructor Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course – 8 hours
- Instructor Shotgun Shell Reloading Course – 8 hours
- NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor – 8 hours
You will need to bring the below items.
- Course books (provided prior to course for you to study)
- Pen and paper for note taking
- Water and snacks (bring lunches)
- Hearing and eye protection (if applicable)
- Hat and weather appropriate clothing
- Pistol permit (for pistol courses)
- A firearm with iron sights unloaded and in a case (for shooting courses only)
- Cleaning kit
- Ammunition (Amount dependent on course)
To be certified as an NRA Certified Instructor you must:
- Have completed the basic course as a student for your desired credential.
- Completed the Basic Instructor Training (BIT), if required.
- Attend the desired instructor course and:
- Show a good safety foundation at all times during the course.
- Have a good attitude along with other qualities found in good instructors to include participating in discussions and other situations.
- Pass the live fire shooting qualification with your firearm. If you can’t do this now, PRACTICE! (SHOOTING COURSES ONLY)
- Pass the written test.
- All pistol courses require a pistol license.
- All instructor courses require that you have completed the BIT (basic instructor training) every two years. Most of the time this course is offered in conjunction with another course. Sometimes it is offered as a stand alone course.
- PPITH requires you to be a Pistol Instructor prior to taking it.
- PPOTH requires you to be a PPITH instructor and have taken the PPOTH Basic course prior to taking it.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- Payment: These courses are $80-350 each and are broken down on the PAYMENT PAGE. After signing up for the course above, please visit our PAYMENT PAGE to review the payment terms and make a payment for an NRA Instructor Course.
- Registration: We do not accept walk-ins. You will be registered upon receipt of the application and payment. No certificates will be issued if payment has not been received prior to course date.
- Failing either pre-course requirements means you are not going to be an NRA INSTRUCTOR. Please note “ALL MONEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE”. The only other requirement is a positive attitude and showing constant firearms safety.
- Contact us with any questions.