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NRA Rifle Instructor Develpment Course


Duration: 11-17 hours; (Estimate) this course is performance/objectives based.



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This 11-17-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Rifle Shooting course.

Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (if required), and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Rifle Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course student packet.

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Advanced, Instructor Coach Training Courses, Instructor Training Courses, NRA Courses, Rifle

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Documentation Requirements

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course qualification exercises.

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  • .22 caliber rifle preferred (.223/5.56mm, bolt action/semi-auto, scope/iron sights, is permitted)
  • Eye & Ear protection
  • Note pad & pen
  • 3 Ring Binder
  • Pre-Course Questionnaire
  • A Positive Attitude

Ammunition: 100 rds. of factory ammunition (NO RELOADS)