NRA Assistant and Apprentice Instructor Program
The NRA Assistant Instructor rating is for experienced shooters ages 18 to 20 who wish to assist NRA Certified Instructors in an effort to gain the knowledge & experience
needed to become NRA Certified Instructors themselves.
The NRA Apprentice Instructor appointment is available to young people between the ages of 13 to 17who have the emotional maturity to be chosen by NRA Certified
Instructors to understudy their instructional methods & assist with their courses.Only NRA Certified Instructors may conduct courses or lessons & provide
instruction in the NRA Basic Firearm Program. Assistant & Apprentice Instructors
may assist Certified Instructors in the conduct of a course lesson or practical exercise.
Like NRA Certified Instructor Candidates, you must demonstrate a solid background
in firearm safety & shooting skills through the satisfactory completion of an NRA Basic
Firearm Training Course & experience in shooting sports activities, target shooting,
experience in hunting, or other firearm-related activities. You must satisfactorily
complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the area of specialization you wish to
teach (e.g., NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting) & receive the endorsement of the NRA
Training Counselor in charge. An Assistant or Apprentice Instructor must
complete their examination with a minimum score of 85%.