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Level 1 Firearms Training courses exceed national firearms education standards.  Our unique Hell Week Training Event program gives students the opportunity to take courses back-to-back so you can get more out of your education in less time.  Level 1 makes advanced certification more accessible by offering training events across the country.  The Hell Week Instructor Package bundles select certification courses that better prepare instructors to teach NRA Pistol, In Home Defense, and Concealed Carry concepts.  Level 1 encourages student success through mentorship and business building opportunities beyond the classroom.  This has made Level 1 a leader in firearms instructor certification nationwide. DON'T SETTLE FOR LESS!

NRA Basic Instructor Training BIT Course is an 6+ hour objective based prerequisite class required before taking instructor level courses.  BIT is not a certification course, but rather a class on teaching methodology that is applied to any NRA skill or discipline you  become certified to teach: Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Home Firearm Safety, Range Safety, CCW, and Defensive Pistol..  This is the core class that goes over how to understand and translate lesson plans, proven teaching techniques, and how to meet NRA education standards to ensure consistency in training (non-shooting course).  A welcome letter will be email within 48 hours of registration.

 

The NRA BIT course is valid for a two (2) year period.  If you have attended a BIT within the last two (2) years, you are considered to be a active instructor who is up-to-date with the NRA's training principles and may take additional NRA Instructor disciplines.  If your last BIT course is over two (2) years old, you must attend a current BIT course prior to taking a new instructor discipline. 

 

IMPORTANT - You must provide your NRA BIT Completion Card or other proof of BIT before taking any instructor level course..  If you cannot provide current credentials you will be required to take/retake the BIT course. There are NO EXCEPTIONS as per NRA policy.  The NRA will not recognize any instructor level course you take if your BIT is not current.

 

 

*It is highly recommended that Instructor Candidates be a member of the National Rifle Association prior to attending their NRA Instructor course.  If you are not currently a member, please (Click Here) to join at a course discount.

 

NRA Basic Instructor Training Course (BIT)

Instructor Series Prerequisite

Course Overview

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NRA Pistol Instructor Certification

Prerequisites - not included

Course Overview

The NRA Pistol Instructor certification course  teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to instruct  the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting class to those new to firearms or have limited experience.  Learn to assist students in further developing practical skills, assess their progress, and work through a checklist of training standards to help prepare students to safely own, handle, maintain, and shoot a pistol.  Instructor candidates must pass their Instructor Exam with a 90% or better and the disciplines Shooting Qualification in order to earn their official NRA Certified Instructor rating.  Approximately 10 Hours (objective based).  A welcome letter will be email within 48 hours of registration.

Instructor Shooting Qualification

Students must successfully demonstrate the shooting qualification standards as outlined (Click Here). The first test is included in the class registration fee.  If you cannot pass the shooting qualification at the instructor level you will need to schedule a second qualification test ($49.95 each additional test).  It is the student's responsibility to bring an unloaded pistol, 100 rounds factory ammunition,  and safety gear to the course (ammunition is not allowed inside the classroom); and practice for the shooting qualification in advance. Range fees not included.

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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (ILT)  - or see Online Blended, Distance Learning options

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) - within last 2 years

NEW!  NRA CCW Instructor - 2-Day Course  

                 *includes required NRA CCW Student course modules

Prerequisites - not included

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (ILT)  - or see Online Blended, Distance Learning options

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) - within last 2 years

Course Overview

The NRA CCW Instructor certification course is for firearms instructors who want to take their credentials to the next level..  This course will further develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to teach others how to carry and conceal a firearm responsibly in public.  NRA rules for gun safety, basic principles of concealment, situational awareness, drawing from holster, self-defense mindset, tactical reloading, advanced defensive shooting drills and more will be taught.  The course is challenging,and will test your defensive shooting skills.  Includes required NRA CCW Student modules.  Instructor candidates must pass their Instructor Exam with a 90% or better and the discipline's Shooting Qualification in order to earn their official NRA Certified Instructor rating.  Approximately 16 Hours (objective based).  A welcome letter will be emailed within 48 hours of registration.

Instructor Shooting Qualification

Students must successfully demonstrate the shooting qualification standards (provided during class). The first test is included in the class registration fee.  If you cannot pass the shooting qualification at the instructor level you will need to schedule a second qualification test ($49.95 each additional test).  It is the student's responsibility to bring an unloaded pistol .9mm or greater, 300 rounds factory ammunition,  hip holster, 2 extra magazines, and safety gear to the course (ammunition is not allowed inside the classroom); and practice for the shooting qualification in advance. Range fees not included.

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NRA Pistol Instructor Certification

NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Certification

Prerequisites - not included

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (ILT)  - or see Online Blended, Distance Learning options

NRA Pistol Instructor Certification

NRA Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH)

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) - within last 2 years

Course Overview

The NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor certification course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to instruct  the NRA Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH) class to students who are interested in safely & responsibly protecting their home and family.  Includes instruction on teaching intermediate level home defense concepts, awareness development, safe room principles, 21 ft.. rule, home invasion & burglary scenarios, and fun & challenging shooting drills for personal protection.  Instructor candidates must pass their Instructor Exam with a 90% or better and the discipline's Shooting Qualification in order to earn their official NRA Certified Instructor rating.  Approximately 9 Hours (objective based).  A welcome letter will be emailed within 48 hours of registration.

Instructor Shooting Qualification

Students must successfully demonstrate the shooting qualification standards (provided during class). The first test is included in the class registration fee.  If you cannot pass the shooting qualification at the instructor level you will need to schedule a second qualification test ($49.95 each additional test).  It is the student's responsibility to bring an unloaded pistol .9mm or greater, 150 rounds factory ammunition,  hip holster, extra magazines, dummy rounds, and safety gear to the course (ammunition is not allowed inside the classroom); and practice for the shooting qualification in advance. Range fees not included.

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NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor Certification - 2-Day Course

Prerequisites - not included

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (ILT)  - or see Online Blended, Distance Learning options

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) - within last 2 years

NRA Pistol Instructor Certification

NRA Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH)

Course Overview

The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor certification course goes beyond basic pistol safety. to further develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to teach others how to safely carry and conceal a firearm responsibly in public.  Instruction in teaching intermediate level concealed carry concepts, principles of concealment, situational awareness, drawing from holster, developing a self-defense mindset, basic tactical reloading  and  fun & challenging shooting drills for personal defense.  This course meets or exceeds most states' NRA certification requirements to teach concealed carry permit courses.  Instructor candidates must pass their Instructor Exam with a 90% or better and the discipline's Shooting Qualification in order to earn their official NRA Certified Instructor rating.  Approximately 16 Hours (objective based).  A welcome letter will be emailed within 48 hours of registration.

Instructor Shooting Qualification

Students must successfully demonstrate the shooting qualification standards (provided during class). The first test is included in the class registration fee.  If you cannot pass the shooting qualification at the instructor level you will need to schedule a second qualification test ($49.95 each additional test).  It is the student's responsibility to bring an unloaded pistol .9mm or greater, 250 rounds factory ammunition,  hip holster, extra magazine, dummy rounds, and safety gear to the course (ammunition is not allowed inside the classroom); and practice for the shooting qualification in advance. Range fees not included.

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NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Certification

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOTH)

NRA Rifle Instructor Certification

Prerequisites - not included

NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting  - or see Online Blended, Distance Learning options

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) - within last 2 years

Course Overview

The NRA Rifle Instructor certification course  teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to instruct  the NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting class, New instructors will provide "hands-on" training to beginner rifle students and assist them in further developing their practical skills, assess their progress, and work through a checklist of requirements.  Instructor candidates must pass their Instructor Exam with a 90% or better and the discipline's Shooting Qualification in order to earn their official NRA Certified Instructor rating.  Approximately 10 Hours (objective based).  A welcome letter will be emailed within 48 hours of registration.

Instructor Shooting Qualification

Students must successfully demonstrate the shooting qualification standards as outlined (Click Here). The first test is included in the class registration fee.  If you cannot pass the shooting qualification at the instructor level you will need to schedule a second qualification test ($49.95 each additional test).  It is the student's responsibility to bring an unloaded rifle, 100 rounds factory ammunition,  and safety gear to the course (ammunition is not allowed inside the classroom); and practice for the shooting qualification in advance. Applicable range fees not included.

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STEP 3:  A Welcome Packet containing course details will be e-mailed to you within 48 hours confirming your registration.

 

NRA Shotgun Instructor Certification

Prerequisites - not included

NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting  - or see Online Blended, Distance Learning options

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) - within last 2 years

Course Overview

The NRA Shotgun Instructor certification course  teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to instruct  the NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting class, New instructors will provide "hands-on" training to beginner shotgun students and assist them in further developing their practical skills, assess their progress, and work through a checklist of requirements.  Instructor candidates must pass their Instructor Exam with a 90% or better and the discipline's Shooting Qualification in order to earn their official NRA Certified Instructor rating.  Approximately 11 Hours (objective based).  A welcome letter will be emailed within 48 hours of registration.

Instructor Shooting Qualification

Students must successfully demonstrate the shooting qualification standards as outlined (Click Here). The first test is included in the class registration fee.  If you cannot pass the shooting qualification at the instructor level you will need to schedule a second qualification test ($49.95 each additional test).  It is the student's responsibility to bring an unloaded rifle, 100 rounds factory ammunition,  and safety gear to the course (ammunition is not allowed inside the classroom); and practice for the shooting qualification in advance. Applicable range fees not included.

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NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Certification

Prerequisites - not included

NRA Home Firearm Safety

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) - within last 2 years

Course Overview

The NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor certification course  teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to instruct  the NRA Home Firearm Safety class, New instructors will instruct students in basic firearm safety principles and storage in a residential environment (non-shooting course).  Instructor candidates must pass their Instructor Exam with a 90% or better to earn their official NRA Certified Instructor rating.  Approximately 5 Hours (objective based).  A welcome letter will be emailed within 48 hours of registration.

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NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Certification (CRSO)

Prerequisites - not included

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO)

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) - within last 2 years

Course Overview

The NRA Chief Range Safety Officer CRSO certification course  teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to instruct and certify  new NRA Range Safety Officers RSO in  conducting and supervising shooting activities, enforce safe range operations, and enact emergency policies & procedures (non-shooting course). Instructor candidates must pass their Instructor Exam with a 90% or better to earn their official NRA Certified Instructor rating.  Approximately 8 Hours (objective based).  A welcome letter will be emailed within 48 hours of registration.

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HELL WEEK Instructor Package - Kentucky

 

Package Overview

By the end of HELL WEEK students will gain valuable knowledge and skills needed to teach basic pistol, in home defense, and concealed carry concepts, as well as complete the following nationally recognized NRA credentials:

 

DAY 1 NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

Student training techniques, course budgeting and public speaking skill development, basic business concepts. Comprehensive exam.. 

DAY 2- NRA Pistol Instructor Certification + Pistol Shooting Qualification

Basic pistol training principles, student performance evaluation.  Instructor level shooting qualification at 45 feet. Comprehensive exam 90% or better.

DAY 3- NRA Personal Protection in the Home Student PPITH + Legal Lecture

Home invasion and burglary scenarios,  situational awareness, home defense strategies, neighborhood conflict de-escalation, cover and concealment principles, 21 foot rule, basic shooting drills for home defense.  Student exam. *Legal lecture.

DAY 4- NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Certification

Home defense training techniques, proper mindset instruction, student skill development,  Instructor level range qualification. Comprehensive exam 90% or better.

DAY 5- NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Student PPOTH

Concealed carry skill development, safety principles, tactical reloading, holster draw, situational awareness concepts outside the home, basic defensive shooting  Student exam.

DAY 6-7- NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor Certification

+ Personal Protection Shooting Qualification

Defensive training methodology, proper mindset, personal defense skill development, challenging defensive shooting drills: long distance, from holster, close-up hip, from concealment, shoot from cover, on the move, tactical & emergency reloads.  Comprehensive exam 90% or better.

 

NOTE:  You will need approximately 800 rounds of factory fresh ammunition for Day 1-7.  See course catalog below for individual class descriptions, prerequisite requirements, and shooting qualification details.

 

Can Your Survive HELL WEEK?

Level 1 Wants You To SucceedAfter your Hell Week™ training, experienced staff is available to motivate, support and answer training & business questions via phone, email, or live chat.  You will also receive discounts on future training & special events, exclusive access to the Level 1 Instructor Network Portal, and invitation to yearly business builder meetups.

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ADD-ON and SAVE!

ADD-ON these Instructor Certifications to your Hell Week Package and SAVEEnhance your education experience, supplement your NRA credentials, and increase your income potential!  Create your Ultimate Hell Week Package!!

 

Offer good for Hell Week Package students ONLY!

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*Military, Law Enforcement, First Responder Discount (bring ID to class)   Add date above to cart 2.

Thank you for your service to our country and community!

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ADD-ON 1 - NRA CCW Instructor  NEW!                                                                             

This add-on includes the NRA CCW Student Module 1 & NRA CCW Instructor courses at a package discount. 

 

 

ADD-ON 2 - NRA RSO & CRSO Bundle

This add-on includes the NRA Range Safety Officer RSO & Chief Range Safety Officer CRSO courses at a package discount.  

 

ADD-ON 3 - NRA Rifle Student & Instructor Bundle

This add-on includes the NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting & NRA Rifle Instructor Certification courses at a package discount.     

 

ADD-ON 4 - NRA Shotgun Student & Instructor Bundle

This add-on includes the NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting & NRA Shotgun Instructor Certification courses at a package discount.   

 

  

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Special Hell Week™ Package

3 Ways to Choose Your Instructor Path

1  Pick a Class

Choose 1 or more courses from the Instructor Course Catalog below and the NRA Student Classes page to customize your education or supplement your existing NRA credentials.

or  2  Pick a Track

Choose a pre-set instructor course track from the NRA Instructor Certification Course Chart below and register for the courses needed to fulfil your chosen certifications.

Choose the Hell Week Instructor Package and get the most out of your education! 

 

 

See package for details.

 

or  3  Pick the Package          *BEST CHOICE

Level 1 has bundled select courses from our Hell Week™ Training Event so that aspiring NRA Pistol and Concealed Carry Instructors can maximize their certifications in less time.  Expert lectures & visual presentations, proven training techniques, basic business concepts, practical pistol  & personal defense concepts, and challenging shooting drills go into this unique training experience.  The package is designed to better prepare new instructors to meet the education demands of the current firearms training market.

*It is highly recommended that Instructor Candidates be a member of the National Rifle Association prior to attending their NRA Instructor course.  If you are not currently a member, please (Click Here) to join at a course discount.

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Prerequisites - none

ATTENTION:  Level 1 is held to state and NRA education standards and can not provide exemptions to required courses and prerequisites even to military, law enforcement or other advanced shooters with credentials. 

 

WARNING:

 

The HELL WEEK Package is an accelerated, multi-discipline, instructor training series.

 

 

So...do you have what it takes to survive HELL WEEK?

 

ADD-ON 5 - Defensive Pistol - advanced student    **By Approval. 

This add-on includes the NRA Defensive Pistol student advanced course at a package discount. 

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*It is highly recommended that Instructor Candidates be a member of the National Rifle Association prior to attending their NRA Instructor course.  If you are not currently a member, please (Click Here) to join at a course discount.

 

**Prerequisites must be completed prior to taking this course.  Click on the prerequisite links above for course dates.

 

*It is highly recommended that Instructor Candidates be a member of the National Rifle Association prior to attending their NRA Instructor course.  If you are not currently a member, please (Click Here) to join at a course discount.

**Prerequisites must be completed prior to taking this course.  Click on the prerequisite links above for course dates.

***Register for our Hell Week Package for best value on comprehensive Pistol, In Home Defense, and Concealed Carry instructor level training!. 
*It is highly recommended that Instructor Candidates be a member of the National Rifle Association prior to attending their NRA Instructor course.  If you are not currently a member, please (Click Here) to join at a course discount.

**Prerequisites must be completed prior to taking this course.  Click on the prerequisite links above for course dates.

***Register for our Hell Week Package for best value on comprehensive Pistol, In Home Defense, and Concealed Carry instructor level training!. 
*It is highly recommended that Instructor Candidates be a member of the National Rifle Association prior to attending their NRA Instructor course.  If you are not currently a member, please (Click Here) to join at a course discount.

**Prerequisites must be completed prior to taking this course.  Click on the prerequisite links above for course dates.

***Register for our Hell Week Package for best value on comprehensive Pistol, In Home Defense, and Concealed Carry instructor level training!. 
*It is highly recommended that Instructor Candidates be a member of the National Rifle Association prior to attending their NRA Instructor course.  If you are not currently a member, please (Click Here) to join at a course discount.

**Prerequisites must be completed prior to taking this course.  Click on the prerequisite links above for course dates.
*It is highly recommended that Instructor Candidates be a member of the National Rifle Association prior to attending their NRA Instructor course.  If you are not currently a member, please (Click Here) to join at a course discount.

**Prerequisites must be completed prior to taking this course.  Click on the prerequisite links above for course dates.
*It is highly recommended that Instructor Candidates be a member of the National Rifle Association prior to attending their NRA Instructor course.  If you are not currently a member, please (Click Here) to join at a course discount.

**Prerequisites must be completed prior to taking this course.  Click on the prerequisite links above for course dates.
*It is highly recommended that Instructor Candidates be a member of the National Rifle Association prior to attending their NRA Instructor course.  If you are not currently a member, please (Click Here) to join at a course discount.

**Prerequisites must be completed prior to taking this course.  Click on the prerequisite links above for course dates.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (ILT) - or see Online Blended, Distance Learning options

 

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