The question “How to become an NRA certified firearms instructor?” is one that comes up quite often. One of the best answers to this question is to prepare as much as you can, before applying for the certification. There are a few steps you can take to prepare for the licensing exam.
The first step in preparing for the exam is taking the required training. This will include classroom work, written exams, and shooting practice. The ammunition used for the NFA is specific to the state, so you must be sure that the ammunition is legal for use in your state. You can research this information online. Just make sure to stay within the size restrictions outlined by your state.
Once you have completed the classroom portion of the training, you should then compile a logbook to document your progress. This logbook is important, as it will serve as your official documentation in order to achieve the certification. When writing your logbook, keep the following things in mind:
Write down the name of the testing center (range) you will be taking the test from, as well as the date and time of the exam. Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number. Take careful note of the type of range (i.e. clay target) that you will be taking the exam from.
It is also a good idea to arrange for an expert to come to your home to administer the NFA test. Do not attempt to do this yourself. You need the expert’s expertise. Find out when the expert will be available and call them to set up an appointment. Make sure they are well-qualified to administer the NFA certification tests.
The information in this article is designed to be used for reference purposes only. It should not be used as, in place of or in conjunction with professional legal advice relating to the acquisition of a firearm or the use of a gun license in Nevada. For additional information or to receive an actual NFA certificate, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms website. For more detailed information on how to become an NFA certified firearms instructor, please contact the National Shooting Association directly.
If you are looking to learn how to become an NFA instructor, the good news is that just about anyone can. There are no special skills or licenses required to become an NFA instructor. Keep in mind though, that it is important to be honest and accurate with your certification application. If you lie on your application, you will be caught and could face serious legal consequences. The National Rifle Association does not tolerate any forms of false documentation on the application for any type of firearm instructor certification.
As a former law enforcement agent, I know first hand how important it is to be an NFA instructor. If you are considering becoming involved in the firearms field, the time is now to start the application process. Remember, the sooner you complete your application, the easier it will be for you to get your new job.