Eastern Iowa Firearms Training provides a full range of NRA Certified Firearms Instructor Training courses including Basic Pistol Instructor, Basic Rifle Instructor, Basic Shotgun Instructor, Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor, Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor, Home Firearm Safety Instructor and Range Safety Officer.
The completion of these individual courses will permit you to instruct students in each shooting discipline in accordance with the NRA standards and practices. These are demanding courses. Your acceptance into the course is no guarantee of successful completion - that is fully in your hands as the instructor candidate.
The NRA has specific requirements for attending Instructor courses and requirements for completing them:
To apply for instructor certification, a candidate must:
Possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified.
Demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by an NRA Appointed Training Counselor.
Satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.
Meet the following age requirements:
- Certified instructor: 21 years of age or older
- Assistant instructor: 18 years of age or older
- Apprentice instructor: 13-17 years of age
Receive a passing grade on the NRA Trainer’s Examination and appropriate instructor certification examination:
- Certified: 90 percent or higher
- Assistant: 85 percent or higher
- Apprentice: 85 percent or higher
Each instructor candidate must complete the Pre-Course Questionnaire and meet the Pre-Course Qualifications for the individual discipline that is being taught. Failure to meet the Pre-Course Qualifications will prevent an instructor candidate from attending the shooting discipline instructor course.
Each instructor candidate must have attended and successfully completed the NRA’s BIT - Basic Instructor Training within the previous two years or they must retake the course. The courses offered, their length, their Pre-Course Qualifications along with the Pre-Course Questionnaire and the course costs are listed below.
If you have any questions about any of the courses, the Pre-Course Requirements or anything else, please feel free to drop an email or give Bill a call.