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Sun, Dec 04


Hudson Valley Shooting Sports

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

Are you ready to help improve the knowledge, skills and attitude of others by becoming a NRA Certified Instructor?

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NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)
NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

Time & Location

Dec 04, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Hudson Valley Shooting Sports, 39 Seminary Hill Rd, Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512, USA

About the Event


This course teaches you the policies and procedures for becoming an NRA instructor as well as effective teaching methods for training students. Basic Instructor Training is a pre-requisite for all instructor level courses.

NRA Basic Instructor Training is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. This is the NRA class that helps people who already have subject matter expertise learn how to hold a class the NRA way so that their students earn recognized NRA certification.

NRA Basic Instructor Training opens with an exercise on "How to Introduce a Speaker" designed as an icebreaker. You're paired with another Instructor Candidate, spend a few minutes in exchanging information, and introduce each other to the class. Immediately you start learning how to talk on your feet while we teach you how to offer useful praise and constructive suggestions. We help you conquer shyness and develop a communications bridge with a group of people who depend on you for positive instruction. Our classes establish an atmosphere in which your fellow students assist us in helping you succeed.

All courses include the required NRA documentation, instructor guides, student packets, instruction and follow up support. You will receive everything needed to first take and then teach each course. Note: There will be a certification fee payable directly to the NRA due at time of registration on your new online Instructor portal. This is a set fee by the NRA and has nothing to do with the Instructor.

This course is a minimum of 6 hours and covers the following topics:

  • How to introduce a speaker
  • The instructor and the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program
  • Using a training team
  • Training materials and training aids
  • Organizing your course
  • Preparing to teach

This course is a mandatory pre-requisite for initial NRA Certified Instructor training.

To be certified as an NRA Instructor, students must complete this 6-hour course that teaches material common to all NRA courses. This course does not certify the instructor candidate to teach any NRA courses. Additional discipline-specific instructor training is required to certify instructor candidates to teach specific courses.

After you successfully complete NRA Basic Instructor Training and score at least 90% on the Trainers Examination you should be ready for whichever discipline-specific instructor training class comes next for you: Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, or Personal Protection depending on your qualifications and enrollment. You will demonstrate your qualifications through the Pre-Course Qualification tests associated with the specific discipline. 

This course is free of charge to anyone who enrolls in a NRA Instructor course with us.

If you are ALREADY an NRA Certified Instructor and want to renew your BIT to enroll in an Instructor course NOT WITH US, there is a $100 fee for this course.

Special Note for Current Instructors adding a rating: When adding ratings, instructors may be required to attend another Basic Instructor Training (BIT) Course if they have not completed that course within the previous 2 years.

Please remember NRA Instructor Courses are performance based courses. Instructor Candidates must possess the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for this level of training. 

*** You do not pay and automatically pass Instructor training. You pay to have the opportunity to pass. ***





  • NRA Basic Instructor Training


    This course is FREE but must be combined with an NRA Instructor Level class.






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