NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) Classes
"Joe and Janet's vast experience is obvious from the way they present the material throughout this class. They always focus on our needs. I'll benefit from the practical aspects of this class." — D.K. (Lawyer)
Class Length: 6 hours
How to Apply
Basic Instructor Training (BIT) class is the first part of
NRA instructor course. Discipline-specific NRA instructor courses
include NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
Training, NRA Basic Rifle
Instructor Training, NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor Training.
can attend and complete any of those discipline-specific NRA instructor classes you must:
1. complete this NRA Basic Instructor Training class; 2. submit a Pre-Course Questionnaire together with your
application for the class; and 3. pass a Pre-Course
Qualification test intended to determine your suitability for
the discipline-specific course that comes next.
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.
It 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.
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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. You're teaching. 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.
Step by step
we guide you through five key lessons that help you
learn essential methods of conducting a formal NRA class in the use of
firearms. NRA Basic Instructor Training
concludes with "Preparing to Teach" followed by the Trainers Examination.
The Trainers Examination is an open book test based on The
Trainers Guide, the NRA textbook for Basic Instructor
Training. We provide that book in class but you can also buy a copy
directly from the NRA before you take our class if you want to
prepare for it:
After you successfully complete NRA Basic Instructor
Training with a score of 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 demonstrate your
qualifications for the discipline-specific class by passing the Pre-Course Qualification test
associated with the specific discipline.
To make most efficient use
of the day on which we hold the six hour NRA Basic
Instructor Training class we go on to common elements of
the discipline-specific courses (NRA Basic Pistol Instructor,
NRA Basic Rifle Instructor, NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor, and
Protection Instructor) for students who have registered in
advance to go
beyond NRA Basic Instructor Training into a NRA discipline-specific class.
Or by pre-arrangement you can stop with the NRA Basic Instructor Training
class. (You are not an NRA Certified Instructor
until you complete the discipline-specific class and the NRA
Training Department processes your application and issues
your instructor credentials.)
Here are the five lessons in the NRA Basic Instructor
exercise: How to Introduce a Speaker
Instructor and the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program
Using a Training Team
Training Materials and Training
Organizing Your Course
Preparing to Teach
This class concludes with the Trainers Examination, on which you
must score 90% or better to pass the class. The discipline-specific instructor class
that you take next begins with a "Lesson
VI" appropriate to that discipline.
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Here are currently scheduled
NRA Basic Instructor Training
classes in the Columbia, SC, area. We add classes throughout
the year. If you do not find a satisfactory class date on this
schedule you can reserve a place on the waiting list for a
How to Apply
Email us now
if you're interested in attending the NRA Basic Instructor
Training class. We talk with prospective students first.
Please be sure to include your telephone number(s) so we can
call to prequalify you for the class, determine your needs,
and answer your questions.
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