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NRA Basic CCW

NRA Basic CCW

$50

8 hours

NRA Course Goal: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to carry a concealed pistol for personal defense. The NRA CCW Course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. This instructor-led only course gives you direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end and may be conducted in a classroom and on a shooting range with an Instructor.

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NRA Basic CCW: takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.

Course topics include: Firearm Safety (Mandatory), Pistol Nomenclature and Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense, Mindset, Carry Modes and Pistol Concealment.

Course length is determined by the Instructor, to meet your State’s requirements for a CCW permit. Additionally, students may complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive for use during the course reference books, take a NRA CCW Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.

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PPITH Instructor

Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Course

$229

16 hours

This is an intense and extensive course over two days teaching you the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, promoting, and teaching the NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course. This course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training and PPIH instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course student packet.

Students should expect to shoot approximately 300 rounds of ammunition or more. Students will leave with the confidence of being able to properly teach the PPIH course to the NRA Standard.

Focus Areas:

  • Students will learn how to instruct basic defensive shooting skills
  • Strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation
  • Firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense
  • This course is designed to teach you how to teach, not how to shoot. Our instructor program is designed with your success in mind.

Class Prerequisites:

All students must already hold NRA Certified Pistol Instructor ratings and recommend having completed the student portion of PPITH successfully. You will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms. Then you will proceed to the range to perform the shooting portion of the test to verify that you meet the NRA standards. The NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors and we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements before proceeding. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations. You will also be required to demonstrate advanced pistol knowledge and techniques.

All students must have taken the Basic Instructor Training (BIT) course within the last two years. We offer that class separately for $100 for those who need it.

Equipment Required:

  • Requires eye and ear protection and at least 300 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • Semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier, or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders
  • Quality strong side holster that does not collapse (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry)

PPITH Student

NRA Personal Protection In The Home Student Course

$150

9 hours

Students should expect to shoot approximately 300 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

Focus Areas:

  • Mindset, mental preparation, confronting the threat, and legal aftermath as per A.R.S. Title 13
  • Defensive accuracy, fundamentals of shooting, flash sight picture
  • Proper use of cover and concealment
  • Point shooting
  • Firearm and ammunition selection
  • Making your home and yourself safer, emergency planning
  • What to do when the police arrive
  • Emotional and legal aftermath of a defensive encounter

Class Prerequisites:

This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment. P100 & P200 recommended.

Equipment Required:

  • Requires eye and ear protection and at least 300 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • Semi-automatic pistol with three (3) magazines and spare magazine carrier, or a revolver with three (3) speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders
  • Quality strong side holster that does not collapse (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry)

PPOTH Instructor

NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor Course

$299

14 hours

This is an intense and extensive course taught over 2 days teaches you the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home course. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor Candidate Packet.

Focus Areas:

  • Introduction to concealed carry mindset
  • Introduction to self-defense and concealed carry
  • Legal aspects of concealed carry and self-defense
  • Carry modes and pistol concealment
  • Presenting the pistol from concealment
  • Presentation, position, and movement
  • This course is designed to teach you how to teach, not how to shoot. Our instructor program is designed with your success in mind. Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future courses to practice and hone your skills.

Class Prerequisites:

All students must already hold NRA Certified Pistol and Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Certifications. Candidates MUST have attended an NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home student course and passed the student exam with a score of 90% or better. Able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills, and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. You will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills through a series of tests in accordance with the NRA standards. The NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors and we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements before proceeding. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations. You will also be required to demonstrate advanced pistol knowledge and techniques.

Equipment and supplies required:

  • Requires eye and ear protection and at least 300 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • Semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders
  • Quality strong-side holster that has two points of contact and does not collapse is required for this course (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters or appendix carry)

PPOTH Student

NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Student Course

$199

14 hours

This is an intense and extensive course taught over 2 days, that teaches students the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. The course is divided into two levels. Level one is 9 hours and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students will attend level two, which is an additional 5 hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills. Time and ammunition requirements are minimums and will be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and appropriate (level one/level two) course completion certificates.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Introduction to concealed carry mindset
  • Introduction to self-defense and concealed carry
  • Legal aspects of concealed carry and self-defense
  • Carry modes and pistol concealment
  • Presenting the pistol from concealment
  • Presentation, position, and movement

Class Prerequisites: This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or bypassing the pre-course evaluation.

Equipment and supplies required:

  • Requires eye and ear protection and at least 500 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • A semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier, or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders
  • A quality strong side holster that does not collapse (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry)
National Rifle Association

PISTOL/BIT/INSTRUCTOR

NRA Basic Pistol/BIT & Basic Pistol Instructor Course

$299

3 days

Have you ever wanted to be a firearms instructor? Well now is your chance! This intense 3-day course includes day 1 NRA Basic Pistol course (required), Day 2 Basic Instructor Training (BIT) and Day 3 Basic Pistol Instructor course. These courses are a mixture of testing, live-fire drills, dry-fire exercises, lecture and personal practice on the student’s part. This certification is required for more advanced NRA Pistol Certifications.

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Focus Areas:

  • Basic Pistol course (now required prerequisite)
  • BIT, Course preparations (how to set up a class)
  • How to properly market your class and get attention
  • Effective evaluation of students
  • This course is designed to teach you how to teach the NRA Basic Pistol course (not how to shoot)
  • Our instructor program is designed with your success in mind
  • Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future courses to practice and hone your skills

Class Prerequisites:

Must be able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills, and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. The first morning you will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms. Then you will proceed to the range to perform the shooting portion of the test to verify that you can shoot a 6” group at 45ft. The NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors and we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements before proceeding. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations. You will also be required to demonstrate advanced pistol knowledge and techniques.

Equipment Required:

  • Requires eye and ear protection and at least 200 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use.
  • Semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders.

RIFLE/INSTRUCTOR

NRA Basic Rifle & Instructor Course

$360

2 days

Have you ever wanted to be a firearms instructor? Well now is your chance! This intense 2-day course includes Day 1 NRA Basic Rifle Course (required) and Day 2 Basic Rifle Instructor Course. These courses are a mixture of testing, live-fire drills, dry-fire exercises, lecture, and personal practice on the student’s part. This NRA Basic Rifle course deals with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for owning and using a rifle safely. Through this course, you will learn about rifle parts, their function, and their operation. Ammunition, gun safety, and shooting fundamentals will also be covered. This course utilizes the concept of discovery learning, i.e. hands-on learning. This course is a mixture of testing, live-fire drills, dry-fire exercises, lecture, and personal practice on the student’s part.

Focus Areas:

Basic Rifle Course (now required prerequisite)

Rife Instructor Course:

  • How to teach the NRA Basic Rifle Course (not how to shoot)
  • Effective evaluation of beginning students
  • Basic Rifle Instructional Techniques

Our instructor program is designed with your success in mind. Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future courses to practice and hone your skills. The only way to get good at your craft is time in front of students.

You must also sign up on the NRA course portal at http://www.nrainstructors.org in order to be eligible for certification.

Class Prerequisites:

BIT (Basic Instructor Training) must have been taken within the prior 24 months. If outside this time period, contact the instructor for scheduling and paying for BIT separately.

Must be able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills, and attitude required to become a NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. The first morning you will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload semiautomatic, lever, and bolt action types. During the Basic Rifle range session, you will perform the shooting portion of the test to verify that you can shoot a 4.5″ group at 25 yards. This will be shot separately from three different positions: benchrest; standing; and prone.

The NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors and we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements before proceeding. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to  reschedule and retest at the next available date. We reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations.

Equipment and supplies required:

  • Requires eye and ear protection and at least 200 rounds of ammunition for the rifle you will use
  • Rifle with a magazine, either internal, tubular, or detachable

CRSO

NRA BIT/Chief Range Safety Officer Course

$240

14 hours

This course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to training and supervising NRA range safety officers and developing range standard operating procedures. This course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer training. Sessions include standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and complete an open book exam. Students will receive NRA Basic Range Safety Officer lesson plans, basic student packet and basic course presentation CD.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Supervising roles and responsibilities of an RSO
  • Creating Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Organizing range inspection
  • Organizing range briefings
  • Creating emergency procedures
  • Supervising range rules
  • Demonstrating clearing firearm stoppages and malfunctions

12 hours class time and 2 hours range time

This course is designed to teach you how to maintain a safe range environment, not how to shoot. Our CRSO program is designed with your success in mind. Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future events to practice and hone your skills. The only way to get good at your craft is time on the range.

Class Prerequisites: Must be an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. Throughout the remainder of the class you will be required to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Chief RSO. Two weeks prior to course you will be contacted by the Director of Training to fill out an application to verify you have the experience needed to apply for the course. The first morning you will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We also reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations.

Equipment and supplies required: Class requires eye and ear protection

RSO

NRA Range Safety Officer Course

$120

9 hours

Have you ever wanted to be a Range Safety Officer? Well now is your chance! This intense 1-day course develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This course is a mixture of testing, dry-fire exercises, lecture and personal practice on the student’s part. This Certification is required before you can become an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer. This course is nine hours long and is conducted in our classroom and in our shooting range. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of an RSO
  • Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Range inspection
  • Range briefings
  • Emergency procedures
  • Range rules
  • Firearm stoppages and malfunctions

8 hours class time and 1 hour range time

This course is designed to teach you how to maintain a safe range environment, not how to shoot. Our RSO program is designed with your success in mind. Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future events to practice and hone your skills. The only way to get good at your craft is time on the range.

Class Prerequisites: Although there are no NRA required prerequisites, we feel it is necessary to be able to perform basic loading and unloading procedures on a variety of firearm models. You will be tested on day one before you will be allowed to attend. Throughout the remainder of the class, you will be required to demonstrate the proper knowledge, skills, and attitude required to become an NRA Certified RSO. Two weeks prior to course you will be contacted by the Director of Training to fill out an application to verify you have the experience needed to apply for the course. The first morning you will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We also reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations.

Equipment and supplies required: Class requires eye and ear protection

HFS

NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course

$120

9 hours

Do you have a passion to teach people firearms safety? Well now is your chance! This is an intense 1-day course. The pre-requisite for this course is Basic Instructor Training (BIT). This is usually fulfilled by having another NRA Instructor certification. This non-shooting course covers all firearms types: Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Muzzle loaders, as well as Air guns. This is a hands-on course. As an instructor candidate you will be role playing to teach all of the firearms types, and safe handling.

Instructors: All instructors for this course are required to have NRA Training Counselor Certification

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Rules for Safe Gun Handling (causes of gun accidents, rules for using and storing guns, responsibility for teaching children gun safety)
  • Identifying, Loading, and Unloading Different Firearms and Air guns (Pistols, 3 action types, Rifles, 6 action types, Shotguns, 5 action types, muzzleloaders, and air guns.)
  • Practical Exercises in Safe Gun Handling
  • Types of Ammunition, Cleaning, and Storage of Firearms

This course is designed to teach you how to teach the NRA Home Firearm Safety (HFS) course, not how to safely handle, load and unload firearm action types. Our instructor program is designed with your success in mind. Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future courses to practice and hone your skills. The only way to get good at your craft is time in front of students.

Class Prerequisites: Basic Instructor Training (BIT), or a current NRA Instructor Certification. Must be able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills, and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. You will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload all of the various types of firearms. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations.

Equipment and supplies required: Pen, paper, highlighter, and a learning attitude. Dress professionally as you will be presenting to your classmates.

NRA Instructor Development Workshop

NRA IDW

$225

8 hours

Safety experts agree the single most important factor in surviving a criminal attack is to have a personal safety strategy in place before it is needed. The Refuse To Be A Victim crime prevention seminar, a program of the National Rifle Association, is pleased to offer this easy-to-understand information.

Women and men interested in becoming Refuse To Be A Victim instructors attend a one-day Instructor Development Workshop to acquire the training and credentials required to teach Refuse To Be A Victim Seminars in the community. The workshop, generally takes about 12 hours to complete.

Instructor Development Workshops are taught by Regional Counselors and begin with a Refuse To Be Victim Seminar. In general, seminars heighten public awareness of what can and should be done to stay safe. The workshop then focuses on the technical aspects of the program; instructor expectations; certification guidelines; speaking and presentation skills; marketing strategies.

 

*This course includes the NRA Refuse To Be A Victim seminar 

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim

NRA RTBAV

$50

4 hours

This seminar includes classroom instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies, from criminal psychology to automobile crimes to cybercrime. Seminars can vary in length and may be modified to suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow. Strategies include home security, carjack avoidance techniques, cyber safety, and the use of personal safety devices.

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