Understanding Certification

Understanding Certification

All NRA Instructor Candidates must complete a Basic Instructor Training course called BIT (6 hours long). Essentially, this BIT course teaches you HOW to teach the NRA curriculum and understand NRA ethics, policies and procedures.

After you have completed the BIT portion of your training, you then study the particular “discipline” (topic) in which you want to be certified to teach. At BeSafeAcademy, all our students begin with the combination of the BIT + Pistol Instructor Training, which covers two days.

Once you have completed your BIT training, you do not need to repeat it. It is the building block, or foundation, of all your instructor certifications. You may then add additional disciplines to your BIT + PISTOL. At BeSafeAcademy, we offer the following disciplines available to you:

  • Basic Pistol Instructor
  • Home Firearm Safety Instructor
  • Personal Protection in the Home Instructor
  • Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor
  • Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Rifle and Shotgun Instructor

For example: Fred wants to be a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor so he receives his two day training (one day for BIT and one day for Pistol) at BeSafeAcademy. One year later, Fred wants to teach Personal Protection in the Home. Since he already has his BIT training, he does not need to repeat it. He returns to BeSafeAcademy for his one day of training to become a Certified NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor.

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