NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)


This 16-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course. The 16 hours course of instruction will be completed over two separate days in order for the student to obtain the NRA Pistol Instructor Certification.


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.

Who is this course for?
This course was developed for those who would like to become an NRA Certified Instructor and conduct NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. As an instructor, you can experience the personal satisfaction of teaching others the basics – the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will lead to a lifetime of safe, enjoyable, and successful involvement in firearm and shooting activities.

The NRA is looking for new instructors who enjoy working with people, want to share their firearm knowledge and skills with others, and who are willing to make a commitment to teach NRA training courses in their communities.