|Scheduled Class: January 23, 24, and 25, 2015
|Thank you for your interest in the NRA Instructor Training Program. The goal of this program is to develop instructors
to teach the NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses according to the lesson plans and training standards of the National
Rifle Association. It is not designed to prepare you to teach other firearm training courses, such as law enforcement,
security, or hunter safety courses, nor to prepare you to develop firearms training courses on your own.
The NRA Instructor Training Course is designed to teach you how to teach others to shoot using NRA lesson plans
and training methods. The course is not designed to improve your shooting skills. Proficiency in basic firearm
safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA Instructor. You will need to demonstrate
your firearms proficiency during the Pre-Course Assessment.
The NRA Training Counselor(s) who conduct your course will make a recommendation to the NRA concerning your certification,
based on an evaluation of your knowledge, skill, and attitude. You will be asked to demonstrate your organizational
and teaching skills through participation in several practical exercises during the course of your training. You
will also be asked to complete an Instructor Examination, with a score of 90% or higher. Attendance at the course,
or a passing grade on the examination, does not guarantee that you will receive the recommendation of the NRA Training
Instructor certification involves a commitment to teach an NRA Basic Firearm Training Course at least once per
year in each discipline group (rifle, pistol, shotgun, reloading, personal protection) in which you hold instructor
||NRA Basic Firearms Instructor Training (Home Firearm Safety and either Pistol or Shotgun. Rifle certification is
a "stand-alone" due to time requirements, but Home Firearm Safety may be taken at a later date without
||Friday through Sunday, June 20, 21, and 22, 2014
||The courses will be held at Kenmore Gun Range
1031 - 228th Street SW, Bothell, WA 98021
||Please check our website http://www.wcwinc.org/range/directions.htm
and your registration package for specific details on class location.
The course fee is $175 paid in advance. In addition, the NRA charges a first time certification fee of $30 (for NRA members, $50 for non-members), which you pay directly to the NRA.
The fee for Instructors picking up an additional certification is $135 IF they have taken Basic Instructor Training
(BIT) within the last 24 months. If they have not, they will need to attend the BIT (new requirement per
NRA Training Counselor Guide, Revised 01-10) prior to picking up an additional certification. The fee for the 3-day
class will be $145.
||Make check payable to "WCW, Inc" and mail to:
Kenmore Gun Range
ATTN: Richard Ripley
1031 - 228th Street SW
Bothell, WA 98021
All applications and fees must be postmarked by January 15th, or received in hand at the Range by January 18th to hold a seat. All applications received after that will be accommodated on a "space and materials" available basis, and charged a $50 late fee. If in doubt, call or e-mail
Richard Ripley - 206-271-0670 firstname.lastname@example.org or Phil Murray - 425-844-1918 email@example.com
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
- If possible, read the Student handbook for your discipline. Handbooks can be ordered online from the NRA at: http://materials.nrahq.org/go/products.aspx?cat=G-Books
- Be familiar with the action types you will encounter. Know how to load, unload, and safe them. Download the Pre-Course Qualifications (links below) for the actions required in your specific discipline.
BRING WITH YOU:
- At least 1 firearm for your discipline (See Pre-Course Qualifications links below for specifics.).
- A 2" three ring notebook
- Red, green, and/or blue pens (Its frequently desirable to use color to highlight parts of the lesson plan)
- Highlighters, 1 or 2 colors
- Lunch /snacks
- Range Gear (eye and hearing protection)
- Clothing for cold, wet, and wind (our ranges are outdoors).
- 50-100 rounds of ammo
To apply for training please:
1. Download the NRA Instructor Application (below) and fill it out and return it as per the instructions above.
2. Download the Pre-Course Qualification Requirements (below) for the discipline(s) in which you desire to be certified.
Make sure that you can fulfill/exceed the minimal requirements.The purpose of Instructor classes is to teach experienced,
qualified individuals how to TEACH, not how to shoot. Candidates are expected to be PROFICIENT in
the firearm discipline in which they intend to instruct.
(Must be filled out by ALL applicants)
Pre-Course Qualification Requirements
Home Firearm Safety
Protection in the Home
Protection Outside the Home
Range Safety (No Pre-Course Qualifications - Course Description
Range Safety Officer
Chief Range Safety Officer
Refuse To Be A Victim® (RTBAV)
A crime prevention and violence avoidance class that does not involve use of firearms
Ammunition Reloading (No Pre-Course Qualifications - Course
Metallic Cartridge Reloading
Shotgun Shell Reloading
|Plan on 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM all 3 days. It is possible that a given discipline may finish sooner, but do not plan
If this is your initial NRA Instructor Certification, you will need to attend all 3 days of the class. The first
day is Basic Instructor Training (BIT), essentially "how to teach the NRA way". Days 2 and 3 are the
discipline-specific materials (rifle, pistol, or shotgun).
Day 1 will include the Pre-Course Qualification, which consists of 3 tests:
1. A gun handling drill - demonstrate safe loading and unloading of the firearms for your discipline
Rifle includes 6 action types - bolt, pump, break, semi-auto, lever, and falling block
Shotgun includes 4 action types - bolt, break, pump, and semi-auto
Pistol includes single action revolver, double-action revolver, and semi-auto pistol
Home Firearm Safety includes 3 pistol types, and 5 long gun types
2. The written Student Exam for your discipline. You will need to score 90% or better on this closed-book exam.
3. A shooting test for your discipline. The discipline specific shooting requirements can be downloaded, along with the full Pre-Course Qualification requirements from the above links..
Day 1 will then cover Basic Instructor Training, which is about 8 hours, including the NRA Trainer's Exam. You
will need to score 90% or better on the Trainer's Exam.
Days 2 and 3 (the discipline-specific days) are described below.
If you are already an NRA Certified Instructor in another discipline, you can skip Day 1. HOWEVER,
you will need to show proof of having successfully attended/completed an NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) class
and Trainer's Exam in the last 24 months. If you have not done this, you will need to re-take Basic Instructor
Training on Day 1 (new requirement: NRA Training Counselor Guide, Revised 01-10).
Days 2 and 3 are the discipline-specific days, and will begin with the Pre-Course Qualification described above and
downloaded in complete form from above links. The course length will vary according to discipline (Rifle is 14
hours, Pistol is 11 hours, Shotgun is 11 hours, and Home Firearms Safety is 5 hours - listed hours are minimums
and may be exceeded, if necessary).
NRA Instructor Training Courses do NOT teach shooting skills. You must bring shooting skills with you to
the class. Instructor Training Courses teach you how to teach shooting skills, the NRA way. If you need to learn
shooting skills, attend a Basic Class.
Instructor certification is dependent on the Candidate's knowledge, skill, and attitude. Attendance at, and even
completion of, an NRA Instructor Training Course does not guarantee Certification.
|Directions and Lodging Information
The Range is located at 228th St SW in Bothell, WA 98021.
Direction can be found at the Kenmore Range Web site at http://www.wcwinc.org/range/directions.htm
There are 3 reasonable hotels in the immediate area. We've not stayed at either one (we live here), but
they do seem nice and people who have stayed there were happy with them. Unfortunately, we don't have enough volume
with either one to warrant a special rate……..
The Extended Stay America is about
3 minutes from the range, just over the hill.
The Residence Inn
is about 10 minutes (1 interstate exit) away.
The Hilton Garden Inn is close to the Residence Inn above.
|If you're driving an RV, we don't have overnight space, but the Lake
Pleasant RV Park is a nice looking RV park about 5 minutes away.
In the Canyon Park area there are several restaurants, such as
||Canyon's - good American food
Grazie Restaurant - very good Italian food
Outback Steak House - (use 98021 as the Zip Code)
NRA / Training Counselor Workshops
The NRA Training Counselor Workshop is a three-day workshop designed to provide experienced NRA Certified Instructors
and current NRA Training Counselors with the skills necessary to train Instructor Candidates how to teach people
to shoot according to NRA's nationally recognized training standards.
Minimum Requirements: 2 Years as an NRA Certified Instructor AND having taught a minimum of 5 classes with a total
of 25 students successfully completing the course.
Training Counselor Workshops are scheduled by the NRA Headquarters. For the most current list, visit:
Cost: To Be Determined
The following link will connect to an NRA website which includes prerequisites for taking the workshop as well
as a link to download the application.
Training Counselor, Senior Training Counselor and Master Training Counselor candidates interested in participating
at a workshop at Kenmore Range in Bothell, Washington are requested to fill out and return the application to either:
|Richard Ripley, Master Training Counselor Email: Richard.Ripley@comcast.net Phone: 206-271-0670 or
|Phil Murray, Master Training Counselor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 425-844-1918