Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

The NRA Instructor Training Course consists of two parts:
Part one: Basic Instructor Training Course (6 hours)
(BIT within 2 years if adding new Instructor ratings.)
Part two: NRA Discipline Specific Instructor Training (5-16 hours)

NRA Instructor Training Courses

  1. Pistol Instructor Course
    (BIT + 10 hours)
  2. Rifle Instructor Course
    (BIT + 14 hours)
  3. Shotgun Instructor Course
    (BIT + 11 hours)
    Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Course
    (9 hours) Prerequisite: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  4. Personal Protection outside the Home Instructor Course
    (16 hours) Prerequisite: NRA Certified Personal Protection in the Home Instructor
  5. Chief Range Safety Office
    (BIT + 8 Hours) Prerequisite: Range Safety Officer
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  7. Items needed: NRA member number (if you have one), 3 ring-binder, pen/pencil and paper, ear and eye protection and firearm.
    Shotgun: 2 Boxes, Target Load
    Pistol: 50 Rounds
    Rifle: 100 Rounds .22 Ammo
    Personal Protection Inside The Home: 80 Rounds, Centerfire Rounds (strong side hip holster and magazine pouch)
    Personal Protection Outside The Home: 212 Centerfire Rounds (strong side hip holster and magazine pouch)

  1. Become an Instructor

  2. To qualify as an NRA Instructor:

  3. Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified.

  4. Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by the NRA Training Counselor.

  5. Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach, and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training

Course Fees

BIT $100
Pistol instructor Course $150
Rifle Instructor Course $150
Shotgun Instructor Course $150
PPITH Instructor Course $150
PPOTH Instructor Course $400
Chief Range Safety Office $150
Course fees do not include range and NRA fees.