National Rifle Association Basic Instructor Training
Part #1 of any NRA Instructor Class
NRA Basic Instructor Training (Middletown)
Basic Instructor Training (BIT) is NOT a stand alone course and is only a
NRA instructor Training Class.
There are no certifications from this course.
You will NOT be able teach any NRA class with just BIT.
You must also take the Discipline in you wish to teach.
Our classes run slightly longer then the NRA requirements.
You will need to take this class every two years soon.

    This course teaches you the policies and procedures for becoming an NRA instructor as well as effective teaching methods for training students. Basic Instructor is a pre-
    requisite for all instructor level courses.

    All courses include all the required NRA documentation, instructor guides, student packets, instruction and follow up support. You will receive everything needed to first take
    and then teach each course.

    This course is a minimum of 6 hours and covers the following topics:

    How to introduce a speaker
    The instructor and the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program
    Using a training team
    Training materials and training aids
    Organizing your course
    Preparing to teach

    This course is a mandatory prerequisite for all subsequent NRA Certified Instructor training.

    To be certified as an NRA Instructor, students must complete this 6-hour course that teaches material common to all NRA courses. This course does not certify the instructor
    candidate to teach any NRA courses. Additional discipline-specific instructor training (part 2) is required to certify instructor candidates to teach specific courses.

    The first day of most NRA instructor training courses consists of this 6 hour Basic Instructor Training (BIT).

    Special Note for Current Instructor adding a rating:
    Instructors adding instructor ratings in other disciplines by successfully completing the associated instructor courses conducted by an NRA training counselor and submitting
    an Instructor Application and appropriate fee. When adding ratings, instructors may not be required to attend another Basic Instructor Training (BIT) Course if they have
    completed that course within the previous two years and can demonstrate that they possess an NRA Trainer’s Guide with a 2008 or later issue date. However, Training
    Counselors conducting the course may use their discretion and require the candidate to obtain a passing score on the Trainer’s Examination or attend the course in its
    entirety. It is solely up to the Training Counselor conduction the course.


    Complete the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)
    Pass the specific discipline pre-course qualification
    Satisfactorily complete a NRA Instructor Specific Discipline (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun etc)
    Receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor
    Successfully complete the appropriate NRA Certified Instructor examination. Certified score 90%+, Assistant or Apprentice score 85%+
    Submit your application with the appropriate certification fees.
    Membership in the NRA is strongly recommended but not required

    Individuals who have been convicted of a violent crime or who are prohibited by federal, state or local law from possessing firearms, are not eligible to be a NRA Firearm
    The NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) class is the first part of every
    discipline-specific NRA instructor course. Discipline-specific NRA instructor
    courses include NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Training, NRA Basic Rifle
    Instructor Training, NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor Training.  
    Class Length: 6 hours

    The NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) class is the first part of every
    discipline-specific NRA instructor course. Discipline-specific NRA instructor
    courses include NRA Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, Personal
    Protection in the Home, Personal Protection, Outside of the Home,
    Muzzleloading Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, and Reloading.

    To become a Certified NRA instructor classes you must:
    1. Be 21
    2. Complete the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) class in person.
    3. Complete a discipline specific course Pistol, Rifle, etc.
    4. Submit a Per-course Questionnaire together with your application for
    the class.
    5. Undergo the NRA Per-course Qualification, written, hands on and
    6. Complete the instructors course by teaching your discipline from the
    NRA manuals to a instructors class.
    7. Attain a 90% or higher on the instructors written test.

    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. The BIT will explain what
    the NRA expects of you and how to teach the NRA way from their manuals.
Materials, lite breakfast and
lunch are included.
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The first five lessons will help you learn essential methods of conducting a formal NRA class. NRA Basic Instructor Training concludes with "Preparing to Teach" and the     
trainers examination.

    Opening exercise:

    How to Introduce a Speaker

  • The Instructor and the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program
  • Using a Training Team
  • Training Materials and Training Aids
  • Organizing Your Course
  • Preparing to Teach

    Every discipline-specific instructor class begins with a "Lesson VI."

    NRA Basic Instructor Training class opens with an exercise on "How to Introduce a Speaker" designed as an icebreaker. You're paired with another Instructor Candidate,
    spend a few minutes in exchanging information, and introduce each other to the class. Immediately you start learning how to talk on your feet while we teach . You're
    teaching the class in most NRA Instructor classes. You will develop communications skills and an understanding of how to report your classes to the NRA via their web site.
    Our classes establish a positive learning atmosphere in which are taught how to succeed as an NRA Instructor.

    As a new instructor you are required to attend this class before you attend any NRA instructor class.
    As a certified instructor you must have attended the Basic Instructors Course within the past two years to attend.
    BIT Part #1 is offered in conjunction with an Instructor class Part #2.

    Under NRA guidelines you must take a pre course evaluation and pass before you can complete any instructor class.

    Instructor classes are intended for people confident with and knowledgeable about the subjects to be taught.
    Example, Pistol: Must be familiar with single action, double action, semiautomatic, malfunctions, take downs, cleaning and shooting fundamentals.

    Dress: Casual as if you were the instructor of this class. Neat, clean, no hats, professional looking.
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