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Pre-Course Assessment / Qualification
Candidates also complete an assessment / qualification consisting of the student-level written exam, safe gun handling demonstration with different handgun actions and a brief shooting qualification. This is usually scheduled on the range day during the program so that you do not have to meet with one of our trainers in advance.
You DO NOT need to be a Distinguished Expert by any means but you must have a solid understanding of shooting fundamentals, and be able to demonstrate them safely, before you can teach others to shoot in a safe and effective manner.
NRA Student Courses Not Required for Instructor Candidates (Except for Pistol, PPOTH and RSO)
NRA Instructor Candidates are not required to complete the student level course before attending the corresponding instructor course except for the Pistol Instructor (requires completion of the Phase-I online portion of the Basic Pistol student course), the NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home and Chief Range Safety Officer instructor ratings.
For example, an NRA Pistol Instructor Candidate with acceptable handgun experience does not have to complete the entire NRA Basic Pistol Student Course before enrolling in the NRA BIT and NRA Pistol Instructor courses. However, they must still complete the Phase-I online study portion of the Basic Pistol course.
All Instructor Candidates must have a sufficient background in firearms, which does not have to be from formal training, plus a committment to safety
Prior completion of the BIT + Range Safety Officer courses is required before attending the Chief Range Safety Officer (RSO Instructor) course.