What courses are required to become an NRA Pistol Instructor?
- Completion of the official NRA Basic Pistol Student ILT Course ($99).
- Completion of the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) Course ($99).
- Completion of the NRA Pistol Instructor Course ($199).
What are the other requirements?
- Positive attitude about firearms, firearms safety and the responsible exercise of our firearms rights.
- Sincere desire to help others to become safe and effective with a handgun.
What can you do with this credential?
- Teach the NRA Basic Pistol Student ILT Course – Full instructor-led training version.
- Teach the NRA Basic Pistol Student Blended Course – Phase II practical handling & range session.
- Teach the NRA Marksmanship Simulation Course.
- Teach a non-NRA Concealed Carry Permit Course of your own design.
- Teach a non-NRA Concealed Carry Permit Course developed by a third party with their permission.
- Teach other non-NRA handgun courses based upon your training, experience and skills.
- Teach family, loved ones, friends and co-workers plus other law-abiding folks.
- Teach firearms courses as a sideline or make it a real business.
Who may take this course?
- Law-abiding citizens and legal residents who are not prohibited from possessing firearms.
- Adults 21 and over become NRA Certified Pistol Instructors.
- Ages 18 – 20 become NRA Assistant Pistol Instructors.
- Ages 13 – 17 become NRA Apprentice Instructors.
This instructor course is usually paired with BIT ($99) so that both courses can be completed in a single weekend. If you need to complete the Basic Pistol Student Course, which is also a requirement, we usually offer it on the weekend before the instructor course and/or on the immediately-preceding Friday to make it a 3-day program.