Academy of Personal Defense and Security

 2505 Edgemont Rd, Wendell, NC 27591











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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 these courses.

Instructor Courses:

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor
  • NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Refuse To Be A Victom Instructor

Since 1871, a major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.

To qualify as an NRA Instructor:


         Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified.


         Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.


         Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.



NRA Certified Instructors are expected to:

Conduct NRA Basic Courses in accordance with policies and procedures outlined by NRA
Uphold the quality and integrity of national firearm safety and training standards established by NRA
Promote firearm safety and the shooting sports
Report training data to NRA


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