Become a Training Counselor

NRA Training Counselor logo Our comprehensive Training Counselor Development Workshops train experienced instructors how to become facilitators and to teach experienced shooters how to teach firearm safety and shooting skills to others, using the NRA instructional methodologies and training materials. Successful candidates will ultimately be certified as NRA Training Counselors, authorized to train instructors in those disciplines in which they are certified to teach as an NRA Instructor.

To find out if you are eligible to attend a Training Counselor Development Workshop, the cost of a workshop, and when and where they are held, log into your account at NRAInstructors.org. After you log in, if you are eligible to become a Training Counselor, you will see a message indicating your eligibility. To be eligible to attend a Training Counselor Development Workshop, you need to be an NRA Certified Instructor for a minimum of 18 months, conducted a minimum of five NRA courses (as the lead trainer), have taught a minimum of 25 students, and successfully reported your training activity at NRAInstructors.org.

Once you have gone through the registration process and paid the appropriate fee, you will be registered for the workshop you have selected. Information such as lodging, check-in procedures, and preparation will be emailed to you by the NRA Training Counselor Program Coordinator at a later date.

If you have questions regarding this process, reach the NRA Training Counselor Program Coordinator Monday through Friday at (703) 267-1422 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Eastern. Email your questions to ALander@nrahq.org.