Open to the public, Non-scouter, Adults 21 years of age . Since 1871, a major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement for NRA instructors, but you will also need to know how to teach others to shoot. NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program. You will have the opportunity, at the end of the weekend, to sign-up for the RSO course.
For any currently BSA registered adult leader. This course certifies you as an NRA instructor. Your certification does allow you to take a troop to a range and sign off as a merit badge counselor for rifle or shotgun merit badges as long as you register as a BSA Merit Badge Counselor. However, you must also have NRA Range Safety Officer certification or have an RSO supervise the range activity at the SWFC ranges. You will have the opportunity, at the end of the weekend, to sign-up for the RSO course.
You may register online or by downloading either the “Non-Scouter”/Public application or the “Scouter” application. You may pay with MASTERCARD/DISCOVER the online payment OR by mail with a check by clicking the “Offline/mailbox” button, please remember to scroll to the bottom of the page to click on the “Make Payment/Save” button to lock in your registration.
Non-Scout/Public Application Scouter Application
This course is held at the Price-Sanders Scout Reservation in Punta Gorda.