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Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Training Courses

Basic Instructor Course (BIT)

This 6 hour Basic Instructor Training (BIT) is designed to develop Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. BIT is a pre-requisite for all instructor level courses (rifle, shotgun or pistol instructor. BIT is normally offered in conjuction with the riflr instructor course, but is not offered prior to other instructor courses. If you wish to take an upcoming shotgun or pistol instructor course and are not already an instructor, you must take this course.

Note: the Basic Instructor Course is often offered in tandem with the Rifle Instructor or Shotgun Instructor courses.

Dates for the next available standalone course have not yet been announced.


Rifle Instructor Training Course

This 25 hour course completes all requirements to become an NRA Rifle Instructor. The training includes both classroom and range time. Students will complete a basic instructor training, basics of rifle shooting and rifle instructor training. Students must complete all sections to become certified.

NOTE: This course is not for Cub Scout leaders who want to be certified as Cub BB gun range masters. See instead the BB Range Master course.

The next course is offered on November 12, 13, and 19, 2021, at the Fickett Center and November 20, 2021, at Lost Pines Scout Reservation.


Shotgun Instructor Training Course

This course completes all requirements to become an National Rifle Association Shotgun Instructor. The training takes place over multiple weekends and includes both classroom and range time. The training is in two phases. Phase 1 is the Basic Instructor Training and Shotgun Instructor Training. Phase 2 is at the range demonstrating shooting proficiency. Both phases must be completed to be certified.

Dates for the next available course have not yet been announced.


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