NRA Pistol Instructor

​​Personal Protection In the Home Course (PPIH): As a PPIH Instructor you will be teaching your students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. In this eight-hour course, 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.

​Prerequisites : NRA Pistol Instructor Course / NRA Personal Protection In the Home Student Course
Course Cost: $200.00

*Please Note: If you are currently a NRA Pistol Instructor and your original certification date is more than 24 Months from the date of the PPIH Instructor course you must retake Basic Instructor Training (BIT).  If you are not currently a NRA Pistol Instructor you can both the NRA Pistol Instructor and PPIH Instructor courses back to back

NRA Pistol Instructor - NRA Instructor training courses are conducted by NRA Training Counselors. Training Counselors are active and experienced instructors who have been certified by NRA to train experienced shooters to teach others to shoot. 
To qualify as an NRA Instructor: Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified.
Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.

Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.
NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course; therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four candidates, with 10-12 candidates being ideal. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.

Prerequisites :  Basics of Pistol Shooting - Student Course                                                                  

Course Cost: $400.00                                              

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​​NRA Instructor Courses

NRA Personal Protection In the Home Instructor