This is a 2 (two) day course. To qualify as an NRA instructor, you must:
Posses 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.
Go to: www.nrainstructors.org – Find a Course Near You – select NRA Instructor Basics of Pistol Shooting – then select Bartlett Tennessee. Then register on the NRA
Once registered for the Pistol Instructor Course, complete information on the qualification testing can be found in the NRA
Pistol Pre-Course questionare. Range Qualification. As part of this
qualification, you must place 16 of 20 shots within a 6" circle using the Qualification Target at a distance of 15 yards (45 feet) using a two-handed, unsupported, standing position.
Basic Instructor Training (BIT) takes approximately 7 Hours. If this is your first Instructor credential, or if it has been more than 24 months since you have taken NRA Basic Instructor
Training, you are required to take this course again. Even if you are not required to attend this course, it is recommended that you consider taking the course again to refreshen your teaching
skills. Pistol Instructor Training consists of approximately 8 hours of classroom training and an additional 2 hours of training on the range. A written test is administered at the end of the
classroom day. A score of 90% or better on this exam is a requirement for Instructor certification. Basic Instructor Training (BIT) will be
held on the second day of training.
This course is intended for all adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation.
An NRA Certified Training
Counselor will validate comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling; loading and unloading procedures; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable
shooting positions; live fire; and a final shooting qualification. Successfully complete the appropriate NRA student examination. Certified-90% or higher. Assistant-85% or higher.
Apprentice-85% or higher. Satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course for Pistol Shooting, and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting your training.
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).