This is a 2 (two) day course. 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.
Go to: www.nrainstructors.org – Select find a Course Near You – select the NRA Instructor Basics of Pistol Shooting – then select Bartlett Tennessee. Then
register on the NRA website. Qualification:
Once registered for the Pistol Instructor Course, complete information on the qualification testing can be found in the NRA Pistol Pre-Course questionnaire.
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.
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
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 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.
Submit your application with the 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).