NRA Instructor Certification
Since 1871, the National Rifle Association has been dedicated to training and education within the firearms community. To this day, the NRA remains the only nationally recognized firearms accreditation organization. NRA Certified Instructors have the distinct privilege of teaching gateway students foundational principles and techniques that have stood the test of time, across all firearms platforms and disciplines. NRA instructors offer the most trusted and proven curricula in the industry!
Completion of the NRA Instructor Development Program includes the following steps:
Call 984-833-E3PD (3373)
All interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact E3 Personal Defense & Safety for a brief phone call and overview prior to registration. We will address any questions the candidate may have and provide an overview of expectations for the certification program.
Basic Course Completion
Candidates seeking an instructor certification must first complete the basic student course for that same discipline (eg. Pistol, Rifle, etc.). Course completion generally requires some level of live-fire performance and a written comprehension exam.
All instructor candidates must be scheduled for the appropriate pre-course qualification, which generally includes a required live-fire exercise and knowledge demonstration.
Instructor Development Course
All new instructors are required to complete both the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) and the instructor level course for the discipline desired (eg. Pistol, Rifle, etc.). E3 Personal Defense includes the BIT module in all instructor-level courses.
NC Concealed Carry Instructor Certification
NC Concealed Carry Handgun instructor candidates (civilian) are required to be NRA Certified Pistol Instructors or USCCA CCHDF Instructors before they can apply to the NC DOJ for the opportunity to be certified as NC DOJ Certified Instructor.
Reference administrative code 12 NCAC 09F.