NRA Certified Rifle Instructor Workshop

Course Price: $500.00
Course Times: 24hrs total
Course Designer: NRA and David S. Jenkins

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an NRA-Certified Rifle Instructor? It takes Knowledge, Skill, and Attitude. If you have all three, you may be a good candidate for the next Instructor Development Workshop (IDW).

Oftentimes, an NRA-Certified Rifle Instructor is the first point of contact for a new shooter looking to learn about the shooting sports. That is an awesome responsibility to have. A good instructor will have a good approach to training, and possess a desire to help the new student succeed.

Rochester Personal Defense, LLC now has certified NRA Training Counselors that can teach new instructors to carry on the NRA tradition of providing safe gun-handling skills and education to the public. Our instructional methods have been used to create well-rounded students and instructors for other subjects and organizations.

Rochester Personal Defense, LLC will be scheduling Rifle Instructor Development Workshop classes regularly. If you are interested in becoming an NRA Instructor in pistol, rifle, shotgun, personal protection, and more, please contact us and we will let you know how to get involved.

All candidates must attend the NRA Basic Rifle course as a student and pass the required Pre Course Assessment. The Pre Course Assessment is given prior to the actual instructor training. This takes approximately 2-3 hrs and costs 75.00. 

PLEASE NOTE: The course tuition includes the NRA Basic Instructor Training (6hrs), or BIT, the student level Basic Rifle course (10hrs), and the Rifle Instructor training modules (8hrs). All three modules are required by the NRA to become a shotgun instructor.

If you have completed either the BIT or the Basic Rifle course within the last year, contact me.

Subjects Covered:
How to instruct students in the NRA's Basic Rifle curriculum

Required Equipment:
Most of the materials for this workshop are covered as part of the tuition. You will receive a list of additional required materials upon registration.


If you are a new instructor candidate, you must also attend the Basic Instructor Training (BIT) workshop as a prerequisite to this workshop. Contact us as we can schedule the BIT separately or in conjunction with the specific module training.

  • A current NRA membership or application during the workshop
  • Successful completion of the NRA Basic Rifle Course or a passing grade on the course exam.
  • Successful completion of the Pre Course Assessment. 
  • A working knowledge of rifle types and operations.
  • The basic fundamental skills of shooting a rifle.


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