NRA Basic Instructor Training

NRA Certified Instructors are individuals who are 21 years old or older and are otherwise fully qualified to conduct NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. Certified instructor ratings are available in twelve disciplines.

NRA Instructor Training Courses consist of two parts. Part one, “Basic Instructor Training,” is common to all instructor training courses, and lasts six hours. This course is taken one time for all disciplines.  Part two is discipline-specific, and lasts an additional five to 14 hours per discipline.

Candidates must understand that the NRA Instructor Training Courses are not designed to teach shooting skills, or to prepare candidates to teach courses other than those of the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program. The NRA Instructor courses take experienced shooters and teach them to “teach” shooting using the NRA methodology and standards. The NRA certification provides them with credibility for the skills they have acquired throughout their own life experiences.

NRA Basic Instructor Training/Basic Pistol Instructor Training PKG

Instructor candidates must attend all 3 session to be certified.
Course Number: 
Cost: $350
Age: 21+
Instructor(s):John Gonsalves

Course Description

Basic Instructor Training: Goal
To develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude necessary to organize and conduct NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses.

Course Lessons

  • Opening Exercise – How to introduce a speaker
  • Lesson I – The Instructor and the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program
  • Lesson II – Using a Training Team
  • Lesson III – Training Material and Training Aids
  • Lesson IV – Organizing your Course
  • Lesson V – Preparing to Teach

Basic Pistol Instructor Training: Goal
To develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Pistol Course.

Course Lessons:
Lesson I – Pistol Knowledge and Safe Handling
Lesson II – Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
Basic Pistol Shooting Instructional Method
Lesson III – Firing the First Shots
Lesson IV – Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining a Pistol
Evaluating and Improving Performance of Beginning Shooters
Lesson V – Continued Opportunities for Skill Development

Course Material:
Provided by Instructor

Firearms and ammunition:
Provided by students

Course Cancellation/Change
• Substitutions of attendee may be made at any time.
• Attendees must cancel at least 72 hours prior to the course date to receive a full refund less a $15 administrative fee.
• For cancellations received within 48 hours of the course date no cash refunds will be provided.  Instead, a one-time class rescheduling can be made.  A rescheduled course must occur within 12 months from original course date.  If a course has not been attended within the 12 month period all course fees are forfeited by the participant.
• Failure to attend the course or cancellations less than 48 hours notification will result in no refund or credit of the course fee or rescheduling.
• The Centennial Gun Club reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars at any time.  IF we cancel or reschedule the seminar due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, you are entitled to a full refund.  The Centennial Gun Club is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation.  IF The Centennial Gun Club cancels a seminar in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address and check your-email prior to attending class.