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Firearms instructor  &  range safety officer




Instructor Workshop

A major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement for NRA instructors, but you will also need to know how to teach others to shoot. NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.


Basics of Pistol Shooting (Instructor-Led)

Basic Instructor Training Class

Precourse Questionnaire

Precourse Qualification



Range Safety Officer Workshop

The Range Safety Officer workshop is designed to prepare experienced shooters for the basic duties of a Range Safety Officer (RSO). RSO’s ensure that the users of a range follow range regulations in order to reduce the potential for personal injury and property damage. RSO’s often have responsibilities to take immediate action when circumstances require it. The RSO is the range’s official on the firing line to ensure safety and to help shooters. 



Must be an experienced shooter,

Demonstrate organizational skills.

Must be comfortable working in groups.

Possess some public speaking skills.



Home Firearm Safety Instructor

This instructor-level course is a non-shooting class that is conducted in the classroom only. Instructor Candidates are taught how to teach the NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; the attitude necessary; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.


Basic Instructor Training Class

Must be familiar with firearm actions,

Demonstrate organizational skills.

Must be comfortable working in groups.


CHIEF RSO course also available!

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