|Becoming an Instructor|
IntroductionNRA Instructor Training courses developed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and conducted by Certified NRA Training Counselors working with Dynamic Firearms Training are held throughout the year for qualified individuals who have passed the necessary assessment to take the discipline related Instructor Course. NRA Training Counselors provide instructor candidates with the practical knowledge and skills needed to instruct students for beginner students in the specific disciplines they will be certified in. Instructor candidates completing and passing these courses, and completing the required NRA certification application process, will achieve the necessary knowledge skills and attitude necessary for instructing the particular firearm training disciplines they are certified in.
All NRA Instructor training courses have the pre-requisite of the Basic Instructor training course and pre-course assessment. This course is a six and a half (6.5) hour classroom-only course, which covers the common firearms instruction techniques, policy & procedure, and other information needed for all instructors to successfully teach firearms training courses. Pre-course assessments may be conducted at any prior training session offered or by calling our school and making an appointment
Becoming an NRA InstructorBecoming an NRA firearms instructor is done by completing these four easy steps.
Instructor Training Discipline SequenceThe following chart illustrates the progression of training needed to move from basic to advanced NRA instructor disciplines. Note:
What You Take HomeAll NRA Basic Firearm Instructor Courses come with a complete set of materials needed to successfully teach the discipline being taught, including:
Discipline specific student pack:
Discipline specific Instructor candidate pack:
Key Course BenefitsNRA Instructor Training Courses teach you the knowledge, skills, and attitude that are needed to successfully instruct Basic NRA training courses. In addition:
In addition, those students completing an NRA instructor training program leading to certification will automatically be provided Civilian Marksmanship Program membership and issued a CMP membership card.
Certified NRA Training CounselorsDynamic Firearms Training only Certified NRA Training Counselors when conducting NRA Instructor courses. The counselors providing this training will include individuals who have:
Training CertificationsAt a minimum, all certifications to lead the instruction for all NRA Instructor training courses normally taught in an lead counselor role, including Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, and Personal Protection level training.
ExperienceOur Lead Training Counselors have numerous years experience conducting all of the courses they teach. Our Training Counselors in many cases have additional training including but not limited to emergency management, law enforcement, Self Defense, Security and Terrorism/ Crime Prevention
Other ActivitiesMany of our instructors do not limit their involvement with Firearm expertise to the classroom. Dynamic Firearms Training instructors and training counselors work to improve the sport through activism efforts locally and nationwide.
Our Instructor Training PhilosophyIs to train instructor to be the very best they can by using a hands on approach where candidates will get to develop their knowledge skill and attitude in a safe non-confrontational environment with other instructor candidates. Once your classroom and range training have been completed we invite each candidates who has successfully completed their instructor training to come back for the mentoring phase working side by side with your training counselor assisting in teaching a class allowing for feedback and the honing of your teaching skills. During the mentoring process it is imperative that each instructor obtain their own instructor insurance to protect themselves and the school.
You hear and you forgetIt is this very philosophy we use in all of our training courses and what makes our Instructors Mentoring Program such a great success. A firearms instructor has to develop a wide range of skills. Through our mentoring program we strive to impart the skills necessary to successfully teach students the NRA Basic Firearms Courses by actually doing it. Instructors will always be judged by their students based on their knowledge skill and attitude some things you may want to keep in mind is that they come to you for your understanding knowledge and skill. In order to be the best instructor possible, it is imperative that you spend time honing your skills set with practice this will help improve your shooting abilities and competing in events with other of a higher or same skill set will also improve your skill set.
You read and your learn
You do and you understand
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