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NRA Firearm Training

The NRA is recognized nationally as the gold standard for safe firearm training, developing hundreds of thousands of safe, ethical, responsible shooters and instructors. Whether you're a new gun owner in search of training, or an experienced marksman looking to support others, the NRA has a course for you.

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Gold Standard

NRA courses are utilized to formally teach hundreds of thousands of students per year, and NRA certified trainers convey safety information to many more.

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Learn From The Best

Learn from our network of more than 125,000 instructors, 8,000 coaches and 2,200 training counselors.

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Become An Instructor

Get training to become an NRA certified firearms instructor or coach.

Student Courses

Our courses are designed and developed by experts in the field to help you learn the basics and hone your shooting skills. From marksmanship and shooting techniques to firearm safety, be the best shooter you can be by enrolling in an NRA firearm training course.

Become An Instructor

NRA Certified Instructors provide an invaluable service in their communities by training hundreds of thousands of individuals annually. As more Americans choose to exercise their right to own a firearm, so too grows the need for highly qualified instructors.

Become An NRA Certified Coach

The NRA Coach Education Program continuously strives to provide outstanding coach education and athlete training to develop competitors at the club, high school, collegiate and national levels. We are committed to creating a positive environment in which coaches, athletes, parents, officials and fans work together to achieve our mission in the shooting community.


Additional Resources

Want to learn more? Explore the additional firearm training resources and services offered by the NRA.

At the NRA, firearm education and safety is paramount—that’s why we offer a variety of programs and services to promote the safe handling, use and storage of firearms.

The NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program is a self-paced, training program that provides incentive awards for developing and improving marksmanship skills on nearly all firearm platforms.

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For more information about the NRA's Firearm Training Courses, email [email protected].

Firearm Training

The NRA Education & Training Department provides a variety of programs to develop safe, ethical and responsible shooters and instructors.