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NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Certification

NRA Pistol Instructor Certification 1

Short Description: NRA Pistol Instructor - NRA Handgun Instructor:  This 16-hour course (plus the BIT course) teaches how to become an NRA Pistol Instructor.  We teach the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course to become an NRA Pistol Instructor.

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.  Candidates must be legally allowed to own and handle firearms and not be prohibited due to ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), BATF, state or local laws.  All candidates will complete a liability waiver and questionaire containing questions pertaining to the candidate's legal ability to possess, own, and use firearms. 

To qualify as an NRA Basic Pistol Instructor:

  • Must have taken and passed the student level NRA Basic Pistol Instructor-lead course. (The online NRA Basic Pistol Course does not qualify.)  If you have not yet taken the Basic Pistol class, please sign up for it.

  • 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.  

  • Pass the Pistol Prequalification shooting qualification Pistol PreQual.pdf which we will do during class.

  • Fill out the PreCourse-Questionnaire.pdf

PLEASE NOTE: Certs are issued by the NRA training department, therefore there is also additional certification and processing fees payable to the NRA.

Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline specific 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 Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course student packet.

Required Items To Bring:

  • Semiautomatic hand gun or revolver

  • 100 - 150 Rounds of Factory Ammunition - no reloads

  • Eye & Ear protection

  • Note pad & pen

  • 3 Ring Binder

  • PreCourse-Questionnaire.pdf

  • A Positive Attitude

Deposit of $140 is required to attend 
click the "BUY NOW" button to pay your prepayment

Certificates of course completion will be awarded. 

INSTRUCTORS - David Cunningham

All Instructor Certification courses require the candidate to have satisfactorily completed the Basic Instructor Trainin course sometime in the last 2 years.  The BIT course is an additional 6 hours and $60.  Once signed up for the Instructor class, I will sign you up for the BIT course and an additional $60 will be due.  If this is a refresher BIT course, there is no cost.  

All NRA classes taught through Stoneridge Tactical have been designed, built, and developed in accordance with the NRA, and NRA Law Enforcement Division Instructor training practices and guidelines by Stoneridge Tactical, David Cunningham, and Liz Cunningham, NRA Training Counselor, NRA Instructors, NRA LE Division Instructor, and NLEFIA Advanced Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor.

Prepayment of the initial deposit is required to enroll and participate in this class.  If you are committed and have the time, this shouldn't be a problem for you.  Click the PayPal button below and pay for the class.  You don't even have to have a PayPal account.  You may pay with credit or debit!  Your card will be charged real-time and you will receive a payment receipt at the email address you provide during checkout.  By making your payment for the deposit, you understand and are agreeing to our REFUND POLICY.  You should be committed to attending as prepayments are nonrefundable and non transferable to another class.  Live fire classes are not available to those women who are pregnant.  If you prepay for these courses and cannot attend due to pregnancy, there are no refunds or transfers of any kind.  If you or a person in your party cancels for any reason, they forfeit their deposit.  Forfeited deposits cannot be used to bring in another student in their place.  Check the class schedule for our upcoming classes.

Download the Pre-Course Questionnaire

Download our Liability Waiver

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Please do not make a payment unless you have already signed up using the signup form HERE 
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