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NRA Instructor Training

Held at our Shooting Range and Training Center in Columbus, Ohio, NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and attitude needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program. NRA Certified Instructors provide an invaluable service in their communities by training hundreds of thousands of individuals annually. As more Americans choose to exercise their right to own a firearm, so too grows the need for these courses.

NRA Certified Training

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.


Price: $225.00

This is a two day class to become a NRA certified Instructor ndash; Pistol Shooting. This certification will qualify you to teach NRA Basic Pistol Shooter, and Concealed Handgun License classes in Ohio. Each Candidate must successfully complete the NRA's Basics of Pistol Shooting Phase-1 online E-Learning session ($60.00 approx. 8-9 hours) prior to the start date of this class. Go to NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Online Course to register and pay for the online class with the NRA.

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03-03-2018 - 03-04-2018 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM Sign Up


Price: $200.00

This course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching The NRA’s Basics of Shotgun Shooting (BOSGS) course.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the NRA BOSGS course, scoring a minimum of 90% on the written test, and possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills. The first day of the course the instructor candidates complete a “Pre-Course Questionnaire” and a “Pre-Course Qualification” to demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

During this course instructor candidate students demonstrate their knowledge of general firearms safety, shotguns, shotgun handling and shotgun shooting fundamentals, and will complete a live fire Instructor Level qualification shoot and a written instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, and the NRA Shotgun Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet.

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03-08-2018 (SPECIAL EVENT) 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM Sign Up

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Price: $125.00

The NRA Basics Rifle Shooting course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in casual plinking and/or target shooting.

This course is completed in a single day format and includes classroom and range time learning to safely handle, load, unload and shoot rifles. Course topics include: the NRArsquo;s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition knowledge and selection; rifle selection and safe storage; rifle inspection and maintenance; range rules; shooting fundamentals and the five primary shooting positions; 1) bench rest, 2) prone, 3) sitting, 4) kneeling and 5) standing. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.

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02-27-2018 (SPECIAL EVENT) 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM Sign Up

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Price: $100.00

The National Rifle Association (NRA) Basics of Shotgun Shooting course is a hands-on practical course conducted under the guidance and supervision of NRA certified instructors. This course is a prerequisite for the NRA Shotgun Instructor Course.

Some of the topics in the course include: gun safety rules, proper operation of all common shotgun action types, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a shotgun, the fundamentals of shotgun shooting, and shotgun inspection and maintenance. During this course NRA certified instructors will validate comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling; loading and unloading procedures; application of shotgun shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions, wing and/or trap shooting positions; live fire; and a final shooting qualification and a written examination. After successful completion of this course students will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by the NRA. Students receive the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting course student packet.

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03-07-2018 (SPECIAL EVENT) 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sign Up
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