NRA Instructors: NRA Workshops. Teaching NRA Baic Pistol, Personal Protection in The Home, and Home Firearm Safety. Designed for those who want to each students who want to apply for their Concealed Carry License. This Workshop provides you with the credentials to teach the Ohio CCW Class and West Virginia Class.
Friday Evening 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM / Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Includes Lunch / Sunday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Includes Lunch)
To register for class go to BTC Store and pay your non-refundable deposit of $125.
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You will learn to teach three classes. The NRA Instructor course descriptions listed below are from a student’s perspective. These courses are regularly taught at our Beechwold Training Center as well as the NRA Instructor Workshops necessary to teach these classes. Each instructor level course includes the instructor lesson plans and the student packets that are given to each student. The material below is taken directly from the NRA Websites indicated. Note: Basic Pistol is required to reach the Ohio Concealed Carry Certification Class.
You will receive Three NRA Instructor Certifications providing the credentials (Basic Pistol) and credibility you will need to teach the NRA Basic Pistol Class for your students who want to obtain their Certification to apply for their concealed carry license:
NRA Instructor Lesson Plans for Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the home
Student Packets for each discipline
Instructor Tools CD
Course Completion Card
First year NRA Processing Fees, NO Additional COSTS
Binders for your lesson plans
Free Coffee & Donuts in the mornings
Catered Lunches included (City Barbecue). If you have special needs let us know.
All NRA Certification Fees Paid by BTC Approximately $50.00, No additional fees
NRA Membership available at reduced price.
To qualify as an NRA instructor, you must:
- Possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training (such as completion of an NRA Basic Firearm Training Course) and/or previous shooting experience.
- Successfully complete the appropriate NRA instructor examination. Certified—90% or higher. Assistant—85% or higher. Apprentice—85% or higher
- Satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course for the area of specialization you wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Rifle Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting your training.
- Submit your application with appropriate certification fee. Membership in the National Rifle Association is strongly recommended, but not required.
Certified Ratings are available to individuals who wish to be fully qualified to conduct basic courses (21 years of age or older).
Assistant Ratings are available to individuals who wish to assist certified instructors in order to gain the knowledge and experience needed to become a certified instructor (18 years of age or older). Retest upon attaining the age of 21 and become a NRA Certified Instructor.
NRA Certified Instructors are expected to:
- Conduct NRA Basic Courses in accordance with policies and procedures outlined by NRA
- Uphold the quality and integrity of national firearm safety and training standards established by NRA
- Promote firearm safety and the shooting sports
- Report training data to NRA
NRA Basic Instructor Training. “All NRA Instructor training courses require this pre-requisite training course. This course is a six (6) hour classroom-only course, which covers the common firearms instruction techniques, policy & procedure, and other information needed for all instructors to successfully teach firearms training courses.
NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. The first 6 hours of an NRA instructor course is NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT), utilizing the NRA Trainer’s Guide, unless a student has taken it in the past 12 months. During this portion, candidates will 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 finally preparing to teach. The BIT is followed by discipline specific training and will be 5 to 16 additional hours, depending on the discipline. During this portion, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course; therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four candidates, with 10-12 candidates being ideal. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.
Training Counselors will evaluate candidates’ performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies learned during the BIT. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters. Candidates will be provided with the NRA Trainer’s Guide, appropriate Lesson Plans and Outlines, Basic Course Student handbooks, certificates, basic student examinations, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, Basic Firearm Training Programs Brochure, Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Trainer’s Examination and NRA discipline specific instructor examination (minimum passing grade is 90%)”. From: http://www.nrahq.org/education/training/instructor.asp
Class time: 6 hours
Course Descriptions of the NRA Instructor Courses You will Learn to /Teach
Name: NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course
Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. This course meets the requirements for Ohio Concealed Carry Training. The NRA Certificate will be used to apply for the CHL.
More Details: This course is at least 8-hours long (Ohio has a 12 hour requirement) 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. (Lesson Plan 2nd edition, 2009)
Note: This course (with some modifications, extending the class to 12 hours) is designed to provide Ohio residents the training required to applyfor an Ohio Concealed Carry License with a NRA competency certification in Basic Pistol.
Instructor Class Time: 10 hours
Name: NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course
Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.
More Details: 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.(Lesson Plan, revised 05/09)
The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding, adults (at least 21 years old), 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) to maximize what can be learned from this course. Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: 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.
Instructor Class Time: 9 hours
Name: NRA Home Firearm Safety Course
Short Description: Non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.
More Details: 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. (Lesson Plan 6-90, reprint 12-08).
Instructor Class Time: 6 hours