Colorado NRA Instructor Training!
Become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and teach others to be safe and effective with their firearms. NRA Pistol Instructors and NRA CCW Instructors (two separate credentials) may teach courses that meet the training requirements for concealed carry handgun permit applications.
We offer the official NRA Student and Instructor training in locations convenient to Denver, Boulder, Westminster, Thornton, Lakewood, Aurora, Littleton, Englewood, Golden, Evergreen plus in northern Colorado for those in Fort Collins, Greeley and surrounding areas.
What courses are needed to become an instructor?
NRA Policy requires all Instructor Candidates to have first completed the underlying NRA Student Course in the same discipline or rating. In addition, Instructor Candidates must also have completed the NRA Basic Instructor Training (aka “BIT”) Course within the past 24 months. BIT is a classroom-only session covering policies, procedures and teaching methodologies. BIT is then followed by one or more instructor courses with the same student course requirement.
For example, to become an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, you would need to complete three (3) courses:
- NRA Basic Pistol Student Course (official NRA course), and
- NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) Course, and
- NRA Pistol Instructor Course
We offer these three courses in a “back-to-back” format which is usually scheduled every month in a Friday – Sunday configuration. If you have a group for instructor training, and/or you need weekday classes, please contact us using this FORM.
The BIT course is “good” for 24 months which means you may attend subsequent NRA Student plus Instructor courses within that period to acquire additional instructor ratings/certifications without having to repeat the BIT course.
Ready to get started? Here’s our 3-course instructor program that you need to obtain the NRA Pistol Instructor credential.
Here’s what the NRA has to say about the NRA Certified Instructor program.