NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

 

Defensive Accuracy, LLC has been training, certifying and developing instructors since 2006.  Many of our alumni have started their own training companies.  Many have become adjunct or featured instructors at Defensive Accuracy, LLC course offerings.  We offer continued instructor development through participation in our exciting and diverse course offerings.

 

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NRA Instructor Candidate qualifications:

  • Candidates 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.

  • Candidates will be required to 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 the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.

  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete both the NRA Instructor Course in the discipline they wish to teach and the corresponding basic course for that discipline. (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course).  In addition all new instructors and instructors who are adding a new discipline must have successfully completed the mandatory Basic Instructor Training (BIT) class within the last 24 months.

 

NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.

Upcoming NRA Certified Instructor Courses:

September 17 - 20 - CCW Instructor Series - San Leandro, CA

November 18 -  21 - CCW Instructor Series -  Richmond, CA

Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

Basic Instructor Training is the prerequisite for all NRA instructor level courses. NRA Basic Instructor Training is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. It is the NRA class that helps people who already have subject matter expertise learn how to hold a class the NRA way so that their students earn recognized NRA certification.

This course is at least 10 hours long (16 hours with Basic Instructor Training) and includes classroom and range time learning how to teach students to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Instructor Candidates learn how to conduct Basics of Pistol Shooting ILT.

 

In order to take this course you must pass the prequalification test which includes firearms safety, shooting evaluation etc. All Instructor Candidates must successfully complete the Basics of Pistol Shooting ILT Course and bring their course completion certificate to class. You also must have had Basic Instructor Training within the last 2 years. We often offer BIT instruction with this course at no additional charge.

This course is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course. NRA Rifle Instructor Training begins with the NRA Basic Instructor Training class, which must be completed first. Both classes together form the required course for NRA Rifle Instructor certification. Pre-Course Qualification you must: 1. achieve a score of 90 percent or higher in a written examination and 2. have a minimum passing score of 80 out of a possible 100 points in firearms handling, shooting competence, and firearms safety evaluation. 

 

NRA Rifle Instructor certification is a  requirement for becoming a Boy Scouts of America Rifle Merit Badge Counselor. Shooting must be supervised by an NRA-certified Range Safety Officer (RSO). The Boy Scouts of America decides all matters relating to Rifle Merit Badge Counselors.

NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Training

Instructor Candidates should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Instructor Candidates will learn how to teach the basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Instructor Candidates will receive the NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Manual, NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Instructor course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm) to maximize what can be learned from this course.

Equipment Required:

 

  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)

  • Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip-flops.

  • Semi-Automatic Pistol or Revolver with at least 100 rounds of factory ammunition. NO RELOADS

  • At least two functional magazines (semi-autos) or speed-loaders (revolvers)

  • Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional) and foot wear suitable for training outdoors.

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor Training

The course teaches Instructor Candidates how to teach the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Instructor Candidates have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to teach students to prevail in a life-threatening situation. 

The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor Course is divided into two levels (basic and advanced). Level one offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Upon completion of level one, Instructor Candidates will attend level two, which is additional range training and teaches how to teach advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, Instructor Candidates should expect to spend several hours on the range during level one. Level two involves additional hours on the range and approximately 200 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition requirements are minimum and may be exceeded. Instructor Candidates will receive the NRA Personal Protection outside the Home Instructor Manual & CD, NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure.

The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor Course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills.

 

Equipment:

 

  • Handgun- Revolver or semiautomatic (no subcompacts please)

  • Three magazines or two speedloaders

  • Strong side outside the waistband holster (no Cordura nylon. We recommend that the holster not have a retention strap, if it is leather, and we do not allow students to train with Blackhawk Serpa holsters unless they are an armed professional who uses one as their duty holster.

  • Two magazine or speedloader pouches  

  • Quality gun belt that fits holster loops

  • Ammunition (300 rounds)

  • Tactical flashlight and belt carrier

  • Wrap-around eye and electronic hearing protection

  • High-collared t-shirt or mock turtle neck

  • Front opening jacket or vest, medium weight, that covers the holstered handgun

  • Baseball cap or visor

  • Sport shoes or boots—non skid, closed-toe

  • Sack lunch—first day is a working lunch

  • Closed toe, non-skid, sport shoes or tactical boots, kneepads optional

 

This is a 2-Day Course. You must have completed and be Certified to teach NRA Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home course along with having successfully completed the Personal Protection Outside The Home Student Course and pass the prequalification test in order to take this Certification Course. You also must have had Basic Instructor Training within the last 2 years if the BIT is not included in this course.

NRA Range Safety Officer Training

The NRA Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally-recognized range safety officer certification. NRA Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This is a one day course.

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Training

NRA Chief Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This course requires the NRA Range Safety Officer certifications as a prerequisite.
 
The successful completion of this course will allow individuals to educate, train, and certify NRA Range Safety Officers.
 
This course is nine (9) hours in duration.

Those individuals who do not hold a trainer rating:

  • must attend a Range Safety Officer course is a nine (9) hour course that consists of classroom time and practical exercises conducted on a range.

  • this is an instructor-level course, so the Training Counselor must make sure that the individual has been through the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT), which is a minimum of six (6) hours.

 

Certified Range Safety Officers:

  • may attend a Chief Range Safety Officer course put on by an NRA Training Counselor who also holds the Chief Range Safety Officer certification;

  • This is an instructor-level course, so the Training Counselor must make sure that the individual has been through the NRA Basic Instructor Training, which is a minimum of six (6) hours

Business Contact

Defensive Accuracy LLC

P.O.Box 3094

San Leandro, CA 94578

info@DefensiveAccuracy.com

Contact Us

209-603-9771 (Larry Behnke - Central Valley)

 

209-369-9366 (Larry DeKam -  Central Valley)

408-687-3791 (Denise King— Greater Bay Area)

 

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