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NRA Pistol Instructor

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Course Outline:

Become a certified NRA instructor. This course is for experienced shooters with the desire to share his/her knowledge and skills to responsible and law abiding individuals who are willing to learn the discipline of pistol shooting. The course is geared towards teaching the "NRA Way".

Part I

  • NRA Instructor Program
  • Policies and Procedures

Part II

  • Basic Instructor Training

Part III

  • Pistol Instructor Training
    • Introduction to Lesson Plan
    • Pistol Knowledge and Safe Handling
    • Ammunition and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
    • Pistol Instructional Methods
    • Shooting Positions
    • Evaluating and Improving Performance
    • Pistol Sports and Activities

Part IV

  • Course Examination

Part V

  • Evaluation

Course Duration:

  • 16 hours. (2 days, finish 6 PM on second day.)


  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age to become Certified Instructor,
  • 17 to be an assistant instructor
  • 13 for appentice
  • Good moral character...whereas the applicant:
    • has not been convicted of a felony;
    • has not been convicted of any crime of violence;
    • has not been convicted of any offense involving domestic violence;
    • has not been adjudicated by a court of a state or of the United States as mentally incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed
  • Experienced pistol shooter


NRA Certificate and credentials are now processed electronically.

Shoot Safe Learning will issue a certificate of completion upon successful fulfillment of the course.

Important: Pre-Course Requirements:

All instructor candidates must complete and submit this pre-course requirements to the training counselor upon signing up.

All instructor candidates must be proficient in handling and firing different types of handguns.
Download and perform the Pre-Course Qualification prior to training date.

Class will be held at:

A Place To Shoot
Shoot Safe Learning
2049 Pacific Coast Hwy, #106,
Lomita, CA 90717


  • $280.00 (Includes range fees and NRA Instructor Candidate Packet)
    • NRA Certification fee not included ($30 - $50)
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