As of last Friday, I’m officially signed up to become an NRA instructor for basic pistol, basic rifle and basic shotgun.
I actually missed the deadline for getting my check sent in because of miscommunication while I was on my back to back trips, but the instructor graciously allowed me to sign up (and pay) late.
I’m not sure exactly how the process works, maybe some other NRA instructors out there could clue me in. After going through the instructor training courses, I’m not sure if there’s a probationary period, a certain number of times I’ll have to teach the courses under supervision or what.
I know I want to become an instructor no matter what the criteria is so I really didn’t research it all that deeply. I have no doubt that I’ll be successful as I have a long history in adult technical instruction.
I was an American Red Cross CPR instructor for 8 years teaching everything up to and including Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuers, I did two tours of duty as a Navy instructor and am a designated Navy Master Training Specialist.
I’ve taught numerous people to shoot over the years, most recently just a few months ago, but I’ve never had the ability to give them a certificate to demonstrate their training.
I’m pretty excited about this, I’d been thinking about doing it for a long time but this opportunity just presented itself out of the blue. The first training session starts this Sunday (ugh…I’ve gotta miss church for it…that I’m not too pleased about). I’ll be sure to update you as I progress through the process.