January 27, 28, and 29, 2017
|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
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
receive the recommendation of the NRA Training Counselor(s).
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 ratings.
||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 additional
||Friday through Sunday,
Jan 27, 28, and 29, 2017
courses will be held at Kenmore
1031 - 228th Street SW, Bothell, WA 98021
check our website http://www.wcwinc.org/range/directions.html
and your registration package for specific details on class location.
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.
fee for Instructors picking up an additional certification is $145 IF
they have taken Basic Instructor Training (BIT) within the last 24
they have not, they will need to attend the BIT (new
Training Counselor Guide,
Revised 01-10) prior to picking up an
certification. The fee for the 3-day class will be $175.
check payable to "WCW, Inc"
and mail to:
ATTN: Richard Ripley
1031 - 228th Street SW
Bothell, WA 98021
and fees must be postmarked by January
13th, or received in hand at the Range by January 16th to hold a seat.
All applications received after that will be accommodated on a
"space and materials" available basis, and charged a $50 late
If in doubt, call or e-mail
Richard Ripley -
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/training-materials.html
(look for Handbook Only).
- 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
BRING WITH YOU:
- At least 1
firearm for your discipline (See
Pre-Course Qualifications links below for specifics.).
- A 2" three ring
- 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
- 50-100 rounds of
To apply for
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
the firearm discipline in which they intend to instruct.
(Must be filled out by ALL applicants)
Home Firearm Safety
Personal Protection in the Home
Personal Protection Outside the Home
Range Safety (No Pre-Course Qualifications -
Range Safety Officer
Chief Range Safety Officer
Refuse To Be A Victim®
A crime prevention and violence avoidance class that does not involve
use of firearms
Ammunition Reloading (No Pre-Course
Qualifications - Course Description
Metallic Cartridge Reloading
Shotgun Shell Reloading
on 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM all 3 days. It
is possible that a given discipline may finish sooner, but do
plan on it.
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
Day 1 will include the Pre-Course Qualification, which consists of 3
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
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.
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).
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.html
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
Stay America is about 3 minutes
from the range, just over the hill.
Inn is about 10 minutes (1
interstate exit) away.
Garden Inn is close to the
Residence Inn above.
you're driving an RV, we
don't have overnight space, but the Lake
RV Park is a nice looking RV
park about 5 minutes away.
In the Canyon Park area there are several restaurants,
- good American food
- very good Italian food
Steak House - (use 98021 as the
NRA / Training
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
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
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 Conttact:
|Richard Ripley, Master
Training Counselor Email: Richard.Ripley@comcast.net Phone: 206-271-0670