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NRA BIT/Basic Pistol Instructor Training

NRA Certified Instructors are individuals who are 21 years old or older and are otherwise fully qualified to conduct NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. Certified instructor ratings are available in twelve disciplines.

NRA Basic Instructor Training/Basic Pistol Instructor Training PKG

NRA Instructor Training Courses consist of two parts. Part one, “Basic Instructor Training (mandatory),” is common to all instructor training courses, and lasts six hours. This course is taken one time for all disciplines.  Part two is discipline-specific for NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, and lasts an additional 10 hours.

Candidates must understand that the NRA Instructor Training Courses are not designed to teach shooting skills, or to prepare candidates to teach courses other than those of the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program. The NRA Instructor courses take experienced shooters and teach them to “teach” shooting using the NRA methodology and standards. The NRA certification provides them with credibility for the skills they have acquired throughout their own life experiences.

Instructor candidates must attend all 3 session to be certified.

Course Number: 

Basic Instructor Training Only: $149.00

Basic Pistol Instructor Training Only: $169.00

BIT + Pistol Instructor: $299.00
Age: 21+

John Gonsalves

Course Description
Basic Instructor Training: Goal

To develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude necessary to organize and conduct NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses.

Course Lessons

Opening Exercise – How to introduce a speaker
Lesson I – The Instructor and the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program
Lesson II – Using a Training Team
Lesson III – Training Material and Training Aids
Lesson IV – Organizing your Course
Lesson V – Preparing to Teach

Basic Pistol Instructor Training: Goal

To develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Pistol Course.

Course Lessons:
All new NRA Pistols instructors must take the new version of the online E-learning portion of the Student Phase I course.  You will need to know how to describe for your students what is involved in Phase I.  You will receive books from the NRA for the Instructor training Phase II.  The message below is being sent to all students in May and June to make sure they will go online and take the Phase I portion before registering for classes here a Centennial Gun Club.  Please follow the instructions below.

The new NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

Description: The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is a two-part course consisting of an e-learning portion, Phase I (completed online-in your own time frame) at and a hands-on practical portion, Phase II conducted at a range under the guidance and supervision of an NRA-Certified Instructor. The course is intended for all adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. Some of the topics in the course include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a pistol, the fundamentals of shooting, and pistol inspection and maintenance. When you enroll in the online course, you create a personal identification number (PIN). When you successfully complete the course, printing your certificate activates that PIN. You have 60 days to enroll in a Phase II Instructor Led session.  After completion of the e-learning portion go to – Hover over the training tab– select Classes-Handgun Training Section-select NRA Basics Pistol – and register. Bring your certificate and PIN number with you to class. During the instructor-led-training portion of the course, an NRA Certified Instructor will validate comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling; loading and unloading procedures; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions; live fire; and a final shooting qualification.

NRA Online Course Registration

Note : This course replaces the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course.

Course Material:
Provided by Instructor

Firearms and ammunition:
Provided by students

Course Cancellation/Change

• Substitutions of attendee may be made at any time.
• Attendees must cancel at least 72 hours prior to the course date to receive a full refund less a $15 administrative fee.
• For cancellations received within 48 hours of the course date no cash refunds will be provided.  Instead, a one-time class rescheduling can be made.  A rescheduled course must occur within 12 months from original course date.  If a course has not been attended within the 12 month period all course fees are forfeited by the participant.
• Failure to attend the course or cancellations less than 48 hours notification will result in no refund or credit of the course fee or rescheduling.
• The Centennial Gun Club reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars at any time.  IF we cancel or reschedule the seminar due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, you are entitled to a full refund.  The Centennial Gun Club is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation.  IF The Centennial Gun Club cancels a seminar in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address and check your-email prior to attending class.