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Postby Engineer Bill » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:20 am

FYI: The NRA now requires prospective Instructor students to have taken the NRA Basic Class prior to taking the NRA Basic Instructor Class. Proof will be providing the NRA Certificate for the Basic Student Class. No exceptions.

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Re: New Prospective Instructor Students

Postby xxxamishxxx » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:54 pm

I saw that.. makes sense that you should have taken the class before you can teach it.
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Re: New Prospective Instructor Students

Postby JustaShooter » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:27 am

xxxamishxxx wrote:I saw that.. makes sense that you should have taken the class before you can teach it.

For new and inexperienced instructors I would agree. But since you go through the entire course material during the instructor certification class, an instructor that is already experienced in that discipline wouldn't derive much, if any, benefit from taking the student class first.

I did take the NRA Basic Pistol class before taking the instructor certification class and the only things I learned during the student class were 1: that some people are not good instructors (I felt like taking the class over on a couple of occasions) and 2: the NRA material was very dated.

On a related note, I was stunned at how hard people found the instructor shooting qualification - these are *Instructor Candidates* who should have a minimum level of proficiency and even with expensive target pistols struggled to meet the standard. A pistol instructor ought to be able to pick up just about any handgun and after a few practice shots to get a feel for the gun should be able to meet the NRA instructor shooting standard.
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