NRA Shotgun Instructor Training (SIT)
Class Length: 11 hours
How to Apply
The NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class is
designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the
knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA
Basic Shotgun Shooting Course.
NRA Shotgun Instructor Training begins with the
Instructor Training class, which must be completed first. Both classes
together form the required course for NRA Shotgun 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 Shotgun Instructor certification is a requirement
for becoming a Boy Scouts of America Shotgun Merit Badge
Counselor? The Boy Scouts of America decides all matters
relating to Shotgun Merit Badge Counselors.
enroll in the NRA Shotgun 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 Instructor
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 consisting of two
Instructor Training class is the first part of that course and
is Lessons I-V. The discipline-specific class is the second part
of that course and always begins with Lesson VI.
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Shotgun Instructor Training begins where
Instructor Training stops: with Lesson VI.
This NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class proceeds through eight lessons that teach
you how to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting course step by
step using the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and
Lesson Plans, and how
to teach shotgun shooting on a basic level. NRA Shotgun Instructor Training concludes with the
Instructor Examination and other preliminaries to certification
by the NRA.
Here are the eight lessons in an NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class:
Introduction to "NRA Basic
Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and
Teaching "Shotgun Lesson I:
Knowledge and Safe Handling"
Teaching "Shotgun Lesson II: Ammunition
Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting"
Basic Shotgun Shooting Instructional
Teaching "Shotgun Lesson III: Firing
the First Shots"
Teaching "Shotgun Lesson IV:
Shotgun Shooting Skills Practical Exercise"
Evaluating and Improving Performance
of Beginning Shotgun Shooters
Teaching "Shotgun Lesson V:
Shotgun Sports and Activities"
Shotgun Instructor Examination and Course Conclusion.
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Here are currently scheduled
NRA Shotgun 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 Shotgun Instructor
Training class or want to be a CWP Instructor. 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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