More and more women are registering for firearm training than ever before, and it’s a fact that they prefer to be taught by women. This is an excellent opportunity to become a teacher for the thousands of women who are learning to shoot every year.

The NRA Instructor training courses are sanctioned by the NRA and conducted by Certified NRA Training Counselors. A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League has several NRA Counselors in our sisterhood. These professionals can help you become a certified instructor:

NRA Training CounselorsUpcoming ClassesAG & AG Chapter
April Strong
Holding Strong
weblinkWY - Cheyenne
Tammy Hunter
Sandra's Shooting School
weblinkTX - Cypress
Tammy Stein
Sandra's Shooting School
weblinkTX - New Braunfels
Beth Grote
Sandra's Shooting School
weblinkOH - Lebanon
Dee Page
Sandra's Shooting School
weblinkOK - Tahlequah
Marion "Doc" Mayer
(843) 813-6380
TX - Beaumont

You may also find a Training Counselor closer to home: Find a class.

How Do I Become an NRA Instructor?

Becoming an NRA firearms instructor is a three-step process:

  1. Take the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) course, which is valid for a period of two years no matter how many discipline specific courses you follow with.
  2. With the BIT, take one or more NRA ‘Discipline Specific’ Instructor training course, such as Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Muzzleloading, Reloading, or Chief Range Safety Officer.
  3. Submit the NRA instructor application with applicable certification and processing fees to the NRA.

All NRA Instructor training courses have the pre-requisite of the Basic Instructor training course. This course is a six (6) hour classroom-only course, which covers 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 preparing to teach your first course in firearm discipline specific training.

As an NRA Certified Instructor you will be able to freely teach NRA programs available with your certification, independently anywhere in the country.

Can I Become Certified Through AG & AG?

Yes! If you are interested in becoming an NRA Certified Instructor, you can earn that credential at our National Conference!

  • 1 day taking the NRA BIT course with other AG & AG members and Facilitators
  • 1 day taking the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor course to complete your certification