NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Class – $200

This instructor training class develops NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to organize and conduct the NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course for basic self-defense students.

Part 1 – Basic Instructor Training is not Included in this Class and if you haven’t taken BIT within the last 24 months it will be required again and must be scheduled and completed through a NRA Training Counselor prior to the scheduled PPITH Instructor Course. For Details see NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) course page.

Part 2- Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Training & Certification

  • NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home
  • Introduction to Defensive Shooting
  • Practical Range Exercises
  • Firearms and the Law
  • Strategies for Home Safety
  • Responding to a Violent Confrontation
  • Selecting a Pistol for Self Defense
  • Training Opportunities


Feb 17th – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Feb 18th – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Instructor candidates must already be certified as NRA Pistol Instructors and have taken and passed the Basic Personal Protection in the Home Class as they will be required to role play teach portions of the lessons from that course during the instructor training.  Candidates must demonstrate a confident speaking ability and a thorough knowledge of the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home Class, the book used in that class, and will be required to fire two shots at a 9” bullseye from a distance of 7 yards within two seconds from a low ready or retention ready position. The shooting qualification will be repeated ten times and instructor candidates must have sixteen out of the twenty shots in the 9” grouping.  Candidates must also have passed the exam for the basic course with a score of 90 or better and pass the instructor exam with a score of 90 or better.

Instructor candidates will need a pistol of 9mm caliber or greater and 100 rounds of ammunition. Holster use on the range is not permitted. Electronic ear protection and eye protection is also required.


You must register at least 14 days in advance of class.  If less than four people pre-register the class will be cancelled and deposits refunded.  Last minute registrations taken if four people have pre-registered and instructor has any extra NRA training packets on hand.

You may call 281-645-6290 to register and pay if you do not want to submit an online registration.  Be sure to supply telephone number where you can be contacted during the day if you leave a message.

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Looking for a NRA Personal Protection in the Home Certified Instructor Course in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Montgomery, Tomball, or greater Houston area? We’re glad you found us! Give Handgun Skills a call today 281-645-6290.

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