Since the National Rifle Association's founding in 1871, one of our prime directives has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. Whether you're a new or prospective gun owner or hunter in search of training, whatever your age or level of expertise, whatever type of firearm you're interested in, our network of more than 100,000 NRA instructors, range safety officers, coaches, and training counselors is here to teach you how to be a safe, ethical, and responsible shooter.
NRA Certified Instructors provide an invaluable service in their communities and as more Americans choose to exercise their right to own a firearm the demand for training courses and certified instructors increases.
We're always on the lookout for more instructors. Teaching others to shoot is not just about the personal satisfaction of helping someone exercise the Second Amendment right, but instructing others in a a skill is a great way to assess and improve your own abilities.
So you've decided you want to become an NRA Certified Instructor, what now? Find an NRA Instructor Training Course. Taught by NRA Training Counselors, these courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.
At NRA Instructor courses - which are discipline specific - candidates learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and how to prepare a training program.
Class sizes are small, so you'll have plenty of face time with the NRA Training Counselor as you go over lesson plans and role-play different instructor scenarios.
Being an NRA Certified Instructor is an incredibly rewarding experience and it feels good to help others receive the knowledge, skills, and attitude that lead to a lifetime of safe, enjoyable, and successful shooting activities.