NRA Instructor Home Firearm Safety (IHFS)
IHFS is an 11-hour course teaching the knowledge, skills, & attitude essential to organizing, promoting, and teaching the NRA HFS course. IHFS is presented in two parts, Basic Instructor Training (BIT) & discipline-specific instructor training. The course covers NRA policies & procedures, basic public speaking skills, confidence & competence, learning objectives, training methodology, teaching philosophy, training teams, training aids, organizing a course, budgeting, preparing to teach, evaluating/improving the performance of new shooters.
Instructor Candidates (IC) must be experienced shooters that possess & demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety, handling skills, & shooting skills acquired through previous firearms training and/or shooting experience. In addition, IC must be intimately familiar with the various action types of each firearm discipline (pistol/rifle/shotgun). IC demonstrates previous experience, organizational, & teaching skills via pre-course assessment, practical exercises in course, & instructor written exams. IC takes turns working in teams, teaching actual portions of the HFS course to other ICs role-playing as basic students. IC will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, IC Packet (lesson plans to prepare you to teach), and HFS student course packet.
Prerequisites – NRA Home Firearm Safety (HFS) OR Equivalent Training