"Section IV. Firearms Instructor Qualifications (Check All That Apply)
1. Currently certified as a firearms trainer or instructor by a city, county, state, or federal law enforcement agency. Attach a copy of your current certification and a letter signed by an agency official attesting to your certification as a firearms trainer/instructor. [or]
2. Currently certified as a firearms trainer for the purpose of training licensed Kansas private investigators (must be certified by the Attorney General pursuant to K.S.A. 75-7b21). Attach a copy of your current certification issued by the Attorney General. [or]
3. Currently certified as a firearms trainer or instructor with a branch of the United States armed services. Attach a copy of your current certification and a letter signed by your commanding officer attesting to your certification as a firearms instructor. [or]
4. Currently certified as a law enforcement firearms trainer or instructor by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). Attach a copy of the KLETC certificate bearing a valid expiration date. If submitting a non-expiring instructor certificate, attach a copy of the certificate and a letter from KLETC attesting that the certificate does not expire. [or]
5. Currently certified as an instructor in one or more of the following National Rifle Association (NRA) courses: basic pistol instructor; personal protection [Inside the Home or Outside the Home] instructor; police firearms instructor; law enforcement security firearms instructor; law enforcement tactical handgun instructor; or law enforcement handgun/shotgun instructor. Attach a copy of your current NRA instructor credential bearing a valid expiration date. [or]
6. Currently certified as an instructor in one or more of the following American Association of Certified Firearms Instructors (AACFI) courses: handgun safety and handling basics instructor; or permit to carry instructor. Attach a copy of your current AACFI instructor certification bearing a valid expiration date."
(Click here to go directly to the Kansas Attorney General's Concealed Carry Instructor Resource page for more detailed information)
The courses that qualify you are offered by GTBR as a course block for your convenience and are as follows:
Prerequisites you need, what to bring, and things to know.
Click the course title links for detailed information about each course.
NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor:
This is a 1 day Instructor level course, but it does have some significant prerequisites you need to be aware of.
Pre-requisites are as follows: Must have a current NRA Basic Instructor Training (The BIT will cover NRA policies, procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methods, use of a training team, training aids, organization and budget, and preparing to teach.) and complete the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Instructor Led Training as a student.
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor Course teaches the instructor candidate how to teach the fundamentals of handgun safety, operation, and responsible ownership to new shooters throughout the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Blended Course and the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Instructor Led Training.
NRA Range Safety Officer:
This 1 day course develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.
Please download and review the following NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor documents
PISTOL INSTRUCTOR PRE-COURSE ASSESSMENT
BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING BLENDED COURSE
BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR LED COURSE
BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR LED COURSE POWERPOINT
BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING QUALIFICATION TARGETS
What to Bring
A copy (digital or print) of the above NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor Led Training documents and completion certificate if you are not taking that portion of training with us.
Bring a 3 ring binder
Bring a target shooting pistol
Bring a couple hundred rounds of ammunition
*Read the Instructor materials. Know the shooting fundamentals taught in those materials. Practice your qualifications BEFORE you come.
This course block is not a preparatory seminar. Successful completion of the minimum course block will certify you as an NRA Trainer in the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Discipline. It will provide you with the NRA instructor certification needed to teach the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor Led Training Course and the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Blended Course. With the NRA Range Safety Officer Course, you will be certified as an NRA Range Safety Officer.
Before you get Concealed Carry Instructor training, make sure your instructors are current NRA certified trainers. NRA Training Counselors train NRA Instructors. NRA Instructors train students. If you are in doubt, ask to see your Training Counselor's current certification to verify his Training Counselor credentials. If your trainer is not an NRA Training Counselor they cannot certify you as an NRA Instructor.