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Basic  Instructor Training / Basic Pistol Instructor (BPI) prerequisites:

  • This is a "BIT" (Basic Instructor Training) course. All NRA instructor candidates who are not NRA instructors or, who are instructors with BIT certification that is outside of two years are required to sit BIT.
  • All participants must be able to lawfully possess handguns in the  jurisdiction where range activities are being conducted.
  • NRA basic pistol instructor candidates must complete a pre-course qualification prior to sitting the class.

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor course dates & times:

Class dates and times:


Basic Instructor Training
Saturday March 27, 2021;  9:00AM – 5:00PM [classroom]


Basic Pistol Instructor

Sunday March 28, 2021;  9:30AM – 5:30PM [classroom]

Range Exercises
TBD - Range activities will be at the Blue Mountain Sportsman Center, Cortlandt Manor NY (4 hours)

Course fees: $400.00
 Course fee includes all materials and range use fees, does not include ammunition or certification fees payable directly to the NRA (every two years : $60 for non NRA members, $35 for NRA members) upon successful completion of the course.

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This instructor course has a pre-course qualification which consists of gun handling and a shooting exercise. Please see below for entire pre-course qualifications requirements.

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor pre-course qualification.