NRA Rifle Instructor Training (RIT) Classes
Class Length: 14 hours
How to Apply
The NRA Rifle Instructor Training course is
designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the
knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA
Basic Rifle Shooting Course.
NRA Rifle Instructor Training begins with the
Instructor Training class, which must be completed first. Both classes
together form the required course for NRA Rifle Instructor certification.
(You are not considered an NRA Certified Instructor until the NRA Training
Department processes your application and issues your instructor credentials.)
you know that NRA
Rifle Instructor certification is a requirement
for becoming a Boy Scouts of America Rifle Merit Badge
Counselor? The Boy Scouts of America decides all matters
relating to Rifle Merit Badge Counselors.
enroll in the NRA Rifle Instructor Training
class you must:
- complete our NRA Basic Instructor Training
- send us an application to the class, an NRA Pre-Course
Questionnaire, and payment of the current class fee, and
- achieve satisfactory scores in an NRA Pre-Course
Qualification that we conduct for promising potential
In your Pre-Course Qualification you must:
1. achieve a score of 90
percent or higher in a written examination and 2. have a
minimum passing score of 80 out of a possible 100 points in
firearms handling, shooting competence, and firearms safety
The NRA states that "Only those candidates who
achieve satisfactory scores in the pre-course qualification, and
who meet other specified requirements for NRA instructors, are
eligible for certification."
instructor training is a two-part course. The
Instructor Training class is the first part of that two-part course and
is Lessons I-V of every course. The discipline-specific class is the second part
of that two-part course and begins with Lesson VI.
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Rifle Instructor Training begins where
Instructor Training stops: with Lesson VI.
This NRA Rifle Instructor Training class proceeds through eight lessons that teach
you how to conduct the NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course step by
step using the NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course Outline and
Lesson Plans, and how
to teach rifle shooting on a basic level. NRA Rifle Instructor Training concludes with the
Instructor Examination and other preliminaries to certification
by the NRA.
Here are the lessons in the NRA Rifle Instructor Training class:
Introduction to "NRA Basic
Rifle Shooting Course Outline and
Teaching "Rifle Lesson I:
Knowledge and Safe Handling"
Teaching "Rifle Lesson II: Ammunition
Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting"
Basic Rifle Shooting Instructional
Teaching "Rifle Lesson III: Firing
the First Shots"
Teaching "Rifle Lesson IV:
Standing Rifle Shooting Positions"
Teaching "Rifle Lesson V: Prone
and Kneeling Rifle Shooting Positions"
Teaching "Rifle Lesson VI:
Sitting Rifle Shooting Position and Review of Positions"
Evaluating and Improving Performance
of Beginning Rifle Shooters
Teaching "Rifle Lesson VII:
Rifle Sports and Activities"
Rifle Instructor Examination and Course Conclusion.
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Here are currently scheduled
NRA Rifle 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 future class.
How to Apply
Email us now
if you're interested in attending an NRA Basic Rifle 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
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