Become a NRA Certified Instructor

Conduct your own classes, start your own business, receive discounts from several manufacturers of firearms accessories and holsters, and serve your community by educating the public on firearms safety and proficiency. By joining the ranks of NRA firearms instructors, you have the chance to better your own life as well as those around you.

 

Several opportunities are coming up! On the back is a list of courses and discounted package deals we currently offer. Along with the package rates, we are also proud to offer a 10% discount to Boy Scout members and leaders, military, law enforcement, and fire fighters. Groups of 4 or more will also receive a 20% discount!

 

To ensure candidates get the most out of the training, all class sizes are kept to a small maximum of 12. To reserve a spot, call or email us at any time. Payment must be received a minimum of two weeks (14 days) prior to the date of the first class to ensure your included packets arrive on time. Classes registered for after the 14 day deadline may be done at an additional nonrefundable charge for expedited shipping.

Basic Instructor Training is required to have been taken within 2 years prior to the class date. As a courtesy to you, this is included at no additional charge. All prices reflect the range fees, basic instructor training materials, Basic Instructor Training Class, basic student materials, and your instructor materials.

A complete list of courses by state can be found on the two links below:

 

Instructor Courses in Arizona

Instructor Courses in Colorado

 

 

 

NRA Instructor Courses

NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor - $250

A complete seminar may last as long as four or five hours and include the entire lesson plan, but a modified seminar may be as short as one or two hours and cover topics that best suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes; cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. Students receive the Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate.

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor Courses in Arizona

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor Courses in Colorado

NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor - $250

This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate.

Home Firearms Safety Instructor Courses in Arizona

Home Firearms Safety Instructor Courses in Colorado

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor- $300

This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

This will allow an instructor to teach NRA Basic Pistol Blended Learning, Basic Pistol Instructor Led Training, NRA Laser Marksmanship, and many more.

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Courses in Arizona

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Courses in Colorado

NRA Basic Rifle Instructor - $300

This course is at least 14 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

 

NRA Basic Rifle Instructor Courses in Arizona

NRA Basic Rifle Instructor Courses in Colorado

NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor - $300

This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor Courses in Arizona

NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor Courses in Colorado

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer - $300

This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

The cost of this class includes the Basic Range Safety Officer as well.

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Courses in Arizona

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Courses in Colorado

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor - $300

Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

Description: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

Note: Lesson III of this course: Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, or a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented. NRA Certified Instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above and then only in their capacity as an attorney, or other state certified individual not in their capacity as an NRA Certified Instructor.

NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Courses in Arizona

NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Courses in Colorado

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor - $300

Prerequisite: This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.

Description: The course is divided into two levels. Level one is nine-hours and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills. Time and ammunition requirements are minimum, and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and appropriate (level one/level two) course completion certificates(s)

Note: Lesson III: Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, of the Personal Protection In and Outside The Home Courses is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented. NRA Certified Instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above and then only in their capacity as an attorney, or other state certified individual, not in their capacity as an NRA Certified Instructor.

NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor Courses in Arizona

NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor Courses in Colorado

NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor - $300

This 8-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course.

Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course student packet.

NRA Basics of Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor Courses in Arizona

NRA Basics of Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor Courses in Colorado

NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor - $300

This 8-hour course that teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading course.

Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading course student packet.

 

NRA Basics of Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor Courses in Arizona

NRA Basics of Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor Courses in Colorado

 

 

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