Chester County Council
PO Box 1179
Exton, PA 19341

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NRA Certified Rifle Instructor Course

NRA Certified Rifle Instructor Course
Last Day To Register
4/30/2021 10:00 AM
239 Jubilee Road
Peach Bottom, PA 17563, US
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A National Rifle Association Certified Rifle Instructor course will be conducted the
weekend of
May 7-9, 2021

Who: Scout leaders, at least 21 years of age. Candidates must have a solid background in firearm safety and be able to demonstrate good rifle shooting skills and safety.

What: On successful completion, candidates will receive a National Rifle Association Instructors Rating in Certified Rifle, which is required by BSA to supervise 22 cal. rifle shooting.  NRA Certified Rifle Instructors are also qualified to supervise BB gun shooting.  The course consists of 3 segments:  Basic Rifle Training (a new NRA requirement), Basic Instructor Training and Certified Rifle Instructor Training.  

When: The course will consist of about 23 - 24 hours of classroom and range training.  The course will begin sharply at 5pm Friday May 7th, and should conclude around 1pm on Sunday May 9th.  (Rough Schedule:  Friday, arrival 4:30pm, with class 5pm to 12pm, Saturday 7am to 6pm and Sunday 8am to 1pm)

Where: The course will be held in Dining Room at Camp Ware and participants will be able to stay overnight, in an outdoor location.  Meals will be provided for Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch.  Snacks will be provided for Friday and Saturday nights.  Friday night dinner will not be provided.

Cost: Cost for this training is $160. The course fee includes lodging, training materials and supplies, meals and snacks.

Registration and Payment is on-line via the Council website and calendar.

Class size is limited, only the first 16 qualified applicants will be accepted. You must be present for and complete the entire course in order to receive your certification.

Refund policy:
100% refund if cancelled by April 6.
Refund after April 6, 100%, only if a replacement is found to take your place


Pre-Course Application 

May 7-9, 2021


The NRA Instructor Training Course is designed to teach you how to teach others to shoot using NRA lesson plans and training methods.  The course is not designed to improve your shooting skills.  Possession of basic firearm safety and/or shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor.  You will need to demonstrate your firearm background during course participation and training exercises.

The NRA Training Counselor who conducts your course will make a recommendation to the NRA concerning your certification based on an evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and attitude.  You will be asked to demonstrate your organizational and teaching skills through participation in several practical exercises during the course of your training.  However, attendance at the course, or a passing grade on the examination, does not guarantee that you will receive the recommendation of the NRA Training Counselor.

Initial Certified Instructor Credentials are valid for two years.  After completion of the second year, instructors will need to have reported training at and completed an online NRA Trainer Refresher course to recertify.  Recertification will be required every other year.

Certified Instructors must have a valid email address and be registered at  They must remain current on NRA policies and procedures by thoroughly reviewing the NRA Training Department Update email blasts, and visiting the NRA Blog at:

I have read the description of the NRA Instructor Training Program on the previous pages, understand its goals and am interested in attending a course to prepare me to become an NRA Certified Instructor.

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$160.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
100% refund if cancelled by April 6. Refund after April 6, 100%, only if a replacement is found to take your place

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