PROFIRE USA Firearms Academy


Become an NRA Certified Instructor!

NRA Instructor training courses in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida and other states!

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Do you ...

Then become an NRA Certified Instructor!

Perhaps you are already helping family, friends and/or co-workers with their shooting? 

If so, it's time now to "make it official."


What courses do you need to take?

Until July 1, 2018, Pistol Instructor candidates need only complete the BIT + Pistol Instructor courses.

As of July 1, 2018, the NRA will require all instructor candidates to first complete the underlying student course before they may attend the corresponding instructor course. This requirement is for all instructor candidates regardless of their background and experience with firearms.

For Pistol, the student course must be the full, instructor-led version. The blended format version of the Basic Pistol student course does not satisfy this requirement.

For example, to teach the NRA Basic Pistol course, as well as a non-NRA approved concealed carry course of your own design, you need to complete THREE (3) in-person courses:

Full Basic Pistol Student Course+NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) Course+NRA Pistol Instructor Course

NRA Apprentice Instructors
Ages 13 - 15

Youth ages 13 - 17 with firearms experience are welcome to complete the NRA BIT course plus the Pistol, Rifle and/or Shotgun Instructor courses to become an NRA Apprentice Instructor!

To support those that are 13 - 15 years old, we offer a special reduced tuition level of $50 for the BIT course and $100 / course for the Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructor courses.

Attendance by youth at the reduced tuition level is subject to available space in the instructor courses. Please contact us for more information.

NRA Assistant Instructors
Ages 18 - 20

Individuals with firearms experience that are 18 - 20 years of age may become NRA Assistant Instructors. Adults over 21 who do not have sufficient firearms experience may also become NRA Assistant Instructors. Once they have acquired additional experience they can be "promoted" to NRA Certified Instructor.

Promotion to NRA Assistant or NRA Certified Instructor

After an Apprentice Instructor turns 18, and they have been active in assisting at NRA courses, they are elligible to be promoted to the Assistant Instructor level.

Likewise, active Assistant Instructors are elligible for promotion to Certified Instructor when they turn 21 years of age.

Adults 21 and older who lack sufficient firearms experience at the time they complete the Instructor courses may qualify to be become an Assistant Instructor until they gain experience under the mentorship of a Certifed Instructor.

Instructor Training Promotion!

Make a committment to becoming a professional NRA Certified Instructor by purchasing our 5-Day Big Package of instructor courses for $995. Not only will you save money over the regular, individual course tuition but you will also receive two FREE GIFTS. Each gift is valued at up to $1,000 or more.

Pre-Course Assessment / Qualification

Candidates also complete an assessment / qualification consisting of the student-level written exam, safe gun handling demonstration with different handgun actions and a brief shooting qualification. This is practical session is usually scheduled on the range day during the program so that you do not have to meet with one of our trainers in advance. 

You DO NOT need to be a Distinguished Expert by any means but you must have a solid understanding of shooting fundamentals, and be able to demonstrate them safely, before you can teach others to shoot in a safe and effective manner.

Instructor Candidates must have a sufficient background in firearms, complete the NRA student course plus have a strong committment to firearms safety in order to attend an instructor course in each discipline or rating area.

For example, prior completion of the BIT course + Range Safety Officer student course is required before attending the Chief Range Safety Officer (RSO Instructor) course.

We offer the full spectrum of NRA Instructor firearms courses:

BIT is not a standalone course and it does not result in an instructor certification by itself.

Existing instructors must repeat BIT before attending another instructor course if it has been more than 24 months since their last BIT course date.

Tuition for the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) Course is specially-priced at $100 and it includes the required NRA books.  This makes it possible for existing instructors to "refresh" their credentials by repeating the BIT course at low cost then add new instructor ratings by completing the additional instructor courses.