Our NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class (6-8 hrs.) is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course.

NRA Shotgun Instructor Training begins with the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)class (6-8 hours), which must be completed first, and within the last two years. Both classes together form the required course for NRA Shotgun Instructor certification. (You are not considered an NRA Certified Instructor until the NRA Training Department processes your application and issues your instructor credentials.)

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This NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class proceeds through the following eight lessons that teach you how to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting course step by step using the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans, which covers how to teach shotgun shooting on a basic level.

NRA Shotgun Instructor Training concludes with passing the Shotgun Instructor Examination with a 90% or higher, a qualifying course of fire,  and other preliminaries to certification by the NRA.

Here are the eight lessons in an NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class:

  1. Introduction to "NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans"

  2. Teaching "Shotgun Lesson I: Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Handling"

  3. Teaching "Shotgun Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting"

  4. Basic Shotgun Shooting Instructional Method

  5. Teaching "Shotgun Lesson III: Firing the First Shots"

  6. Teaching "Shotgun Lesson IV: Shotgun Shooting Skills Practical Exercise"

  7. Evaluating and Improving Performance of Beginning Shotgun Shooters

  8. Teaching "Shotgun Lesson V: Shotgun Sports and Activities"

Shotgun Instructor Examination and Course Conclusion.


  • You will be required to buy your own tokens ($5-$10) for each round (25 shots).
  • Up to (one time/day) $5 environmental and use fee.
  • Your own shotgun (do not bring a short-barreled tactical shotgun - the clay pigeons will be going away from you on the trap range.) 
  • Your own Shotgun Shells Shot Size 7.5-9 (bird shot) - 1 box of 25 per attempt.
  • Your own shooting jacket. (optional)
  • Shell bags for both loaded shells and empty husks. (optional) 
  • A smile and a good attitude.
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7700 Sunrise Blvd. #1950
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
585 Fisher Circle
Folsom, CA 95630-9540
Phone (916) 790.22.45
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Fax (916) 294-9653

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