NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor Workshop

Course Price: $275.00
Course Times: 17 hours
Course Designer: NRA and David S. Jenkins

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an NRA-Certified Shotgun 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 Shotgun 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 Shotgun 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 complete the NRA Basic Shotgun course as a student and achieve an exam score of 90% or better. You must also pass the required Pre Course Assessment. This is given prior to the actual instructor training OR may be included in the Basic Shotgun course at no additional charge. If done separately, it takes approximately 2-3 hrs and costs 75.00.

Subjects Covered:
How to instruct students in the NRA's Basic Shotgun course 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 have successfully completed the Basic Instructor Training (BIT) workshop within the last year as a prerequisite to this workshop.

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


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