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NRA Shotgun Instructor Certification

Duration: 8 hours classroom, 8 hours range time



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The NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course. NRA Shotgun Instructor Training begins with the NRA Basic Instructor Training class, which must be completed first. Both classes together form the required course for NRA Shotgun Instructor certification. (You are not considered an NRA Certified Instructor until the NRA Training Department processes your application and issues your instructor credentials.) This is an 11 hour course designed to teach the fundamentals of shotgun shooting, both hunting and skeet/trap for shotgun.

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Topics Covered

Introduction to "NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans"
Teaching "Shotgun Lesson I: Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Handling"
Teaching "Shotgun Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting"
Basic Shotgun Shooting Instructional Method
Teaching "Shotgun Lesson III: Firing the First Shots"
Teaching "Shotgun Lesson IV: Shotgun Shooting Skills Practical Exercise"
Evaluating and Improving Performance of Beginning Shotgun Shooters
Teaching "Shotgun Lesson V: Shotgun Sports and Activities"

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Expectations and Outcomes

On Completion of the Course student will recieve the NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor Certifacate.
PLEASE NOTE: Certs are issued by the NRA training department, therefore there is also additional certification and processing fees payable to the NRA.

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Instructor Coach Training Courses, Instructor Training Courses, Shotgun

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  1. Complete our NRA Basic Shotgun Course
  2. Complete our NRA Basic Instructor Training class
  3. Fill out the NRA Pre-Course Questionnaire, and deposit as listed on the class page.
  4. Achieve satisfactory scores in an NRA Pre-Course Qualification that we conduct for promising potential Instructor candidates.
  5. In your Pre-Course Qualification you must: achieve a score of 90 percent or higher in a written examination and have a minimum passing score of 80 out of a possible 100 points in firearms handling, shooting competence, and firearms safety evaluation.