N.R.A. INSTRUCTOR'S TRAININGU n d e r C o n t i n u o u s D e v e l o p m e n t 03-11-2012
2011: A Different C.F.I. Dicipline Class Each Month
WE'VE ADDED MORE PISTOL, RIFLE & SHOTGUN INSTRUCTOR SLOTS. WE LOOK AT OUR CURRENT STAFF BEFORE OTHER INSTRUCTOR APPLICANTS WHO GET 1ST PRIORITY FOR HIRING. BUT WE ARE EXPANDING. IT'S PART-TIME, OUT OF STATE TRAVEL WILL BE REQUIRED (EXPENSES PAID). LETTERS OF AGREEMENTS ARE EXPECTED. INQUIRE WITH HGR Firearms.
The NRA Instructor's Program CertifiedFirearms Instructor as I call it at HGR) is designed to give you the knowledge, skills, and attitude to successfully educate your students in the discipline(s) you have become certified to teach.
Instructors are EXPERIENCED SHOOTERS who wish to share their enjoyment of the shooting sports with their fellow law-abiding citizens. You will provide a valuable community service by helping youth organizations, educational facilities, and firearms oriented clubs in your area.
As an instructor, you will need to complete the Basic Course of the Discipline (such as Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol, Personal Protection, etc.), the Basic Instructor's Training (BIT) (every 12 months only if you have not added an instructor certificate in the past 12 months (after that you receive credit for the Basic CFI), and then teach that course with an instructor's evaluation to other applicants and the training counselors. Upon completetion, you will be ready to face the public with confidence.
You will learn the courses of the NRA Educational Programs, and we will give you guidence on how to set up your business (advertising, dealers, legal issues). Given time, training, and training aids, you can make a profit while doing something you love to do.
Those working for HGR Firearms Instruction are held to a HIGHER STANDARD. Once they
are working here, they are placed on Probation and assigned a Mentor. The Mentor will
guide them through several classes, making sure the paperwork is in order, and assisting
them in finding the key phrases, smooth classroom delivery, and conducting a safe, informative,
and comprehensive range period. Once the mentor and owner are satisfied with the instructor's performance, the new instructor is cleared to teach in that discipline, and eligible for
additional NRA certifications at a greatly reduced rate.
Greg Knox encourages loyalty to HGR by making each instructor part of the developing team and training them in addition instructor certifications, such at Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection, etc. In order for an instructor to teach a class, they must possess the instructor endorsement for that class.
THE BASIC INSTRUCTOR COURSE (6 HOURS)
This course is designed to teach you the basic fundamentals of teaching. Anyone can be an instructor (the simple transfer of information). We want you to be a TEACHER. A Teacher does more than recite information. A Teacher conveys the message in several different ways, using SIGHT, HEARING, FEELING, and THINKING to get the point to the student. If a student doesn't understand what is said, a TEACHER will know another way to get them to understand.
The Basic Instructor Course only needs to be taken one time per year, but that is waived if you continue your instructor certifications with the NRA. After that, you only take the Instructor's Course of the Discipline of Interest (Shotgun, Pistol, Rifle, etc.) and the evaluation. The first CFI course offered is your choice. If you have not had the Basic Dicipline Course, that should be taken before hand or in conjunction with the Instructors Course. Enroll in the Basic Dicipline (shotgun / rifle) Course, Basic CFI, and Instructor for a discount.
The Evaluation may be the whole course presentation or parts of it as determined by the Training Counselor. Items evaluated include smoothness of presentation, use of training aids, topic knowledge, NRA Guideline use, attitude of the teacher, and prior experiences.
EVALUATION REQUIRED: THE NRA REQUIRES ALL APPLICANTS DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY POSSESS THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTITUDE FOR EACH AREA THEY WISH TO TEACH, PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE CLASS. THIS INCLUDES MARKSMANSHIP, SAFETY, CLEARING AND LOADING OF THE FIREARMS INVOLVED IN A CLASS. I SUGGEST THIS BE DONE WHILE TAKING THE BASIC COURSE, BECAUSE IF YOU CAN'T SHOOT, YOU WON'T BE CERTIFIED TO INSTRUCT. INSTRUCTOR CLASSES ARE NOT DESIGNED TO TEACH YOU TO SHOOT .... THEY TEACH YOU HOW TO TEACH. Any doubts? Lets go shoot I'll let you know. (PRE-ASSSESMENT SHOOTING: Pistol: 3 inch groups at 50 ft AND you must be able to align the sights on the handgun). Shotgun: Greater than 50% hits on clay targets from a trap machine set at 43 mph, constant throwing path.
The "Pre-Class Assessment of Skills" is an evaluation that consist of a written test, loading & unloading the firearms, and shooting. You may use your firearm for the shooting if it conforms to the NRA Guidelines. I RECOMMEND YOU DO THIS AS PART OF THE BASIC
DISCIPLINE COURSE (RIFLE, SHOTGUN, PISTOL) using the Package deal if offered.
TIME ALLOCATION: The time required for the Pre-assessment varies but is about 1.5 hours. If this is incorporated in with a Basic Course there is no fee. If you chose not to combine it with a Basic course, then there is a $100 charge for the 90 minutes (setup, transportation to range, written and firearms Knowledge test, and marksmanship demonstration). There may be a range fee if the range is required ($10.00 to the range).
You may provide your own ammo and firearms if they meet the NRA Standards for the test. Ask for current firearms list. THE BEST OPTION IS TO COMBINE THE EVALUATION WHEN YOU TAKE THE BASIC COURSE WHILE IT'S FRESH IN YOUR MIND.
Many applicants take several meetings to get qualified. The cost is "PER MEETING". if conducted at a commerical range. The charge is reduced if there is no travel for HGR staff.
Being an instructor will require training aids. That gets expensive and requires the costs become incorporated into the training budget. We present the best quality courses in the Tennessee Valley. I believe you will agree, you get what you pay for.
We useTOTAL PARTICIPANT INVOLVEMENT: HANDS ON ! ! !
TELL ME I FORGET
SHOW ME I REMEMBER
INVOLVE ME I UNDERSTAND
Step 1. Attend Basic Course (shotgun 10 hrs / rifle 14 hrs / etc) (or show certificate of
completion from a NRA Instrutor).
Step 2. Attend Basic CFI (Certified Firearms Instructor) Course 6 hours.
Step 3. Demonstrate Competency in the discipline of choice (shotgun/rifle/etc).
EVERY INSTRUCTOR MUST BE ABLE TO SHOOT. The NRA and HGR have higher standards
above the basic class requirements. NRA Instructors will normally have to shoot at the
70% accuracy level. HGR instructors will need to shoot at or above 80%. As the HGR
Instructors certifications increase, so must his/her accuracy. A HGR TACTICAL PISTOL
INSTRUCTOR SHOULD BE SHOOTING ABOVE 90% accuracy, as an example.
Step 4. Attend the Instructors Course for the discipline (11-15 hrs).
Step 5. Teach all or portions of the course (time based on evaluation, plan full course).
HGR FIRARMS EMPLOYMENT EXPECTATIONS:
NRA Pistol Instructor requires you shoot a 9mm/.38 cal revolver or bigger, AND Semi-auto 9mm/38 cal or bigger with 2 hands, from 21 feet, firing 10 2 round strings of fire, with 2 seconds or less per 2 round string, on a 9 inch circle from a low ready position. That's mandated by the NRA. HGR will require that as well for an entry postion for Pistol Instructor. Advanced instructors (Tactical) require a 6 inch group with the same calibers, and distance .. from a holster draw in 2.5 seconds. These are timed requirements.
Those who sign on with HGR will be offered additional training at a greatly reduced rate in exchange for loyalty to HGR's training program. Basically, stay with us and train for next to nothing (ammo, Books, and admin fees). The industry normal expectations is 2 years of service after each class it completed. Those not wishing to participate can expect full tuition on a space available slotting with no further considerations or expectations from HGRF.
Uniforms are NOT provide (except hat). There are 2 styles of uniforms. You may use either in the class. One is more formal with the certification patches on it, the other are high grade tee's or polo's .. color coded according to your certification levels ... highest is the BLACK SHIRT signifying you've completed all the instructor courses available.
11 hrs + Pre-qualification
This course alone is $425 INVESTMENT includes required books
ALL THREE PISTOL COURSES ABOVE: $650.00
(GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE)
Basic Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Reloading, Personal Protection and
Basic Rifle, Refuse To Be A Victim, Range Safety Officer: followed by the respective INSTRUCTOR Available
THE HANDGUN INSTRUCTOR COURSE (10 hours + evaluation).
MUST COMPLETE PRE-QUALIFYING COURSES.
THE SHOTGUN INSTRUCTOR COURSE (11 hours + evaluation)
THE RIFLE INSTRUCTORS COURSE (15 hours + evaluation)
THE PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME COURSE (8 hours + evaluation)
The PERSONAL PROTECTION OUTSIDE OF THE HOME COURSE.. coming January 07
THE RELOADING METALLIC / SHOTSHELL INSTRUCTORS COURSE (8 hrs + evaluation)
THE MUZZLELOADERS RIFLE INSTRUCTORS COURSE (14 hours + evaluation)
THE RANGE SAFETY OFFICER COURSE (9 hours + evaluation)
NON NRA Courses for 2012; INTERMEDIATE PISTOL, TACTICAL PISTOL, NTERMEDIATE SHOTGUN, TACTICAL SHOTGUN, FIRST STEPS RIFLE, NTERMEDIATE RIFLE, TACTICAL RIFLE (LONG RANGE RIFLE COURSE), AND MAP READING LAND NAVIGATION, FIELD EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROCEDURES, AND MORE.