Training & Coaching

Become A Certified Safety Instructor

Everyone knows that training is needed to become a safe and proficient handler of firearms. A major objective of the California Rifle & Pistol Association has been to provide education and training in their safe and proper use.

Nationally, instructors provide an invaluable service in their communities by training hundreds of thousands of individuals annually. As firearm and shooting activities expand, and more Americans choose to exercise their right to carry a firearm, so too grows the need for these courses.

You can be the vital element in meeting this need by becoming an NRA Certified Instructor and conducting NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. As an instructor, you can experience the personal satisfaction of teaching others the basics — the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will lead to a lifetime of safe, enjoyable and successful involvement in firearm and shooting activities.

We are looking for new instructors who enjoy working with people, want to share their firearm knowledge and skills with others, and are willing to make a commitment to teach training courses in their communities.

Your responsibilities as an NRA Certified Instructor will include:

  • Conducting NRA Basic Courses in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Upholding the quality and integrity of national firearm safety and training standards
  • Promoting firearm safety and the shooting sports
  • Reporting training data

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Firearms Safety Information & Materials

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