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The NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) course is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. This course is perfect for individuals who already have subject matter expertise and want to learn how to conduct classes the NRA way, ensuring students earn recognized NRA certification.

BIT teaches the policies and procedures for becoming an NRA instructor and effective teaching methods for training students. It is a prerequisite for all instructor-level courses.

The course begins with an icebreaker exercise, "How to Introduce a Speaker," where you're paired with another instructor candidate to exchange information and introduce each other to the class. This helps you learn to speak confidently and offers practice in giving praise and constructive feedback. Our supportive classroom atmosphere is designed to help you overcome shyness and build a communication bridge with your students.

The course includes all necessary NRA documentation, instructor guides, student packets, instruction, and follow-up support. You will receive everything needed to take and then teach each course. Note: Processing fees payable to the NRA are due upon completion of the class, and fees vary based on the courses attended.

This 6-hour course covers the following topics:

  • How to introduce a speaker
  • The instructor and the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program
  • Using a training team
  • Training materials and training aids
  • Organizing your course
  • Preparing to teach

Basic Instructor Training

  • Cancellation/ Refund/ Exchange Policy: Booking a class at Hirt's Defensive Solutions LLC is a commitment to train. If you cancel your training 60 days or more from your class date, you will forfeit 50% of your tuition . If you cancel sooner than 60 days from your class date, you forfeit 100% of your tuition. This policy is firm and there will be no exceptions. You will be allowed to transfer your class date once. If you signed up for a private lesson NO refunds will be giving if you cancel. You will be issued a refund of 100% if Hirt's Defensive Solutions Cancels the course for any reason.

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