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 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.
This is a Saturday and Sunday Class, and will take place from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
Instructor candidates must be 21 years of age or older, must have completed the NRA Basic Pistol Training Course (or equivalent, such as OPOTA Training or LE/Military Pistol Training) and have experience in the shooting sports or other firearm-related activities (e.g. target shooting, hunting, etc.).
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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.
Training Counselors will evaluate the performance of candidates based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies expected of NRA Certified Instructors. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters. Candidates will be provided with the NRA Trainer’s Guide, appropriate Lesson Plans and Outlines, Basic Course Student handbooks, certificates, basic student examinations, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, Basic Firearm Training Programs Brochure, Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Trainer’s Examination and NRA discipline specific instructor examination.
Minimum passing grade is 90%.
The NRA Basics of Pistol 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 pistol in casual plinking and/or target shooting.
Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for the NRA Pistol Instruction Course.
This Instructor Led Training takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course is completed in a single day format. Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and safe storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol 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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This course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching The NRA’s Basics of Rifle Shooting (BORS) course.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the NRA BORS 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, rifles, rifle handling and 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 Rifle Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet.
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 NRA’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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