Classes & Seminars

TRAINING COUNSELOR NRA

CHIEF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER NRA

COACH NRA

Heidi Rao

NRA Training Counselor

North American Outdoors

John Rao

NRA Training Counselor

Training Classes

NRA Basic Courses:

NRA Basic Pistol Course (Instructor-Led)

NRA Basic Rifle Course

NRA Basic Shotgun Course

NRA Certification Courses:

NRA Pistol Instructor Course

NRA Rifle Instructor Course

NRA Shotgun Instructor Course

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Course 


Presentations

Seminars:

  • Entering the World of the Predator
  • Introducing Kids to Firearms & Hunting
  • How to Raise a Wild Child

Special Topics upon Request:

  • Camping
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Outdoor Safety

NRA Range Safety Officer {RSO} Course

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Course

 

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Prerequisite: You must be 21 years or older to become an NRA RSO.


The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. To become a NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.


This 9-hour course is conducted in a classroom (there is no live fire during this course).  RSO Candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Procedures (SOPs); range inspections/ range rules/ range briefings/ emergency procedures/ and firearm stoppages and malfunctions.  


Note:  This certification is required for registered Boy Scout Leaders to serve as a Range Safety Officer at a Boy Scout (Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun) Range

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NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course

NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course


This course is a Pre-Requisite   **BEFORE**  you can enroll in the  NRA Shotgun Instructor Course. 

 

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This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.  


This course is at least 10 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets.  Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

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NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course


This course is a Pre-Requisite  **BEFORE**  you can enroll in the NRA Rifle Instructor Course.


Contact for more information:    NorthAmericanOutdoors@yahoo.com 


This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. 


This course is at least eight hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

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NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course: Instructor Led

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course: Instructor Led

 

This course is a Pre-Requisite  **BEFORE**  you can enroll in the NRA Pistol Instructor Course.


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The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation; a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.


Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment.  This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.  Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety.  Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.  Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate.


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NRA Basic Instructor Training {B.I.T.}

NRA Basic Instructor Training (B.I.T.)


BIT is the mandatory Pre-Requisite for NRA Instructor Training Courses.  


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To become 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 course.  Additional discipline-specific instructor training is required to certify instructor candidates to teach specific courses.


After you successfully complete NRA BIT and score at least 90% on the Trainers Exam, you should be ready for whichever discipline-specific instructor training class offered (Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol).  You will demonstrate your qualifications through the Pre-Course Qualification tests associated with the specific disciplines.  


NOTE:  For current NRA Instructors adding another Instructor rating, you may be required to attend another BIT Course if you have not completed that course within the previous 2 years.

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NRA Shotgun Instructor Course

NRA Shotgun Instructor Course

 

Prerequisite:  MUST attend an NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course before enrolling in this course. Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is also a prerequisite for certification as an NRA Shotgun Instructor 


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This course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, promoting, and teaching NRA's Basic Shotgun Shooting course.   Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises. 


Course is presented in two parts: 

Basic Instructor Training (6-hours) and discipline specific instructor training (11-hours).  Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Shotgun Instructor Candidate packet, and NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting course student packet. 


Certified instructor: 21 years of age or older 

Assistant instructor: 18 years of age or older (allows youth to assist NRA Certified Shotgun Instructors)

Apprentice instructor: 13-17 years of age (allows youth to assist NRA Certified Shotgun Instructors)


Note:  This certification is required for registered Boy Scout Leaders to run a Boy Scout Shotgun Range


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NRA Rifle Instructor Course

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NRA Rifle Instructor Course

 

Prerequisite:  MUST attend an NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course before enrolling in this course.  Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is also a prerequisite for certification as an NRA Rifle Instructor


Contact for more information:    NorthAmericanOutdoors@yahoo.com


This course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, promoting, and teaching NRA's Basic Rifle Shooting course.  Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.


Course is presented in two parts: 

Basic Instructor Training (6-hours), and discipline specific instructor training (10-hours).  Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Rifle Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course student packet.


Instructor Classifications:

Certified instructor: 21 years of age or older 

Assistant instructor: 18 years of age or older (allows youth to assist NRA Certified Rifle Instructors)

Apprentice instructor: 13-17 years of age (allows youth to assist NRA Certified Rifle Instructors)


Note:  This certification is required for registered Boy Scout Leaders to run a Boy Scout Rifle Range


NRA Pistol Instructor Course

NRA Pistol Instructor Course

 

Prerequisite:  MUST attend an NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course - INSTRUCTOR LED - before enrolling in this course.  Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is also a prerequisite for certification as an NRA Pistol Instructor 


Contact for more information:    NorthAmericanOutdoors@yahoo.com


This course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course.  Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.


Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training (6-hour), and discipline specific instructor training (10-hour).  Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course student packet.

 

Certified instructor: 21 years of age or older 

Assistant instructor: 18 years of age or older (allows youth to assist NRA Certified Pistol Instructors)

Apprentice instructor: 13-17 years of age (allows youth to assist NRA Certified Pistol Instructors)


Note:  This certification is required for registered Boy Scout Leaders to run a Boy Scout Pistol Range


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