NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor Course – $260

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 Outside the Home Course.

Part 1 – Basic Instructor Training is not Included in this Class and if you haven’t completed it within the past 24 months it must be taken again and must be scheduled and completed through a NRA Training Counselor prior to the scheduled PPOTH Instructor Course.

For Details click to view the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) Course page.

Part 2- Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor Training & Certification:

  • Structure of NRA Lesson Plans
  • Firearms and Range Safety – Instructor Candidates Teaching Assignments
  • Defensive Shooting Fundamentals – Instructor Candidates Teaching Assignments
  • Defensive Shooting Instructional Method
  • Practical Exercises – Instructor Candidates Teaching Assignments
    • Visualization Techniques
    • Assessing Threats Techniques
    • Drawing from Holsters, Purses, & Fannie Packs
    • Teaching Multiple Shooting Positions
    • Defensive Skills Development Exercises
    • Evaluating and Improving Performance of Shooters
    • Performance Requirement Checklist Use
    • Final Exam


Mar 17th – 8:30am – 5:30pm
Mar 18th – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Instructor candidates must be certified as Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructors prior to this course and have completed the NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home Class and be a certified NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor.  Instructor candidates will be assigned portions of the lessons from the basic class they completed to role play teach to the instructor class.    Instructor candidates will participate in role play teaching all the defensive shooting techniques and multiple shooting positions, using other candidates as students and then rotate to being a role play student.

Students must have their own 9mm or greater caliber semi-automatic pistol with at least two magazines, an outside the waistband belt mounted holster, a belt mounted magazine holster, and a concealment garment that fully covers the holstered pistol.  Students may shoot a revolver but must have at least three speed loaders for the revolver.  You also need electronic ear protection, eye protection, and 200 rounds of factory loaded ammunition.


You must register at least 10 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 Outside the Home 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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