NRA National Training Manager takes the stage at the Annual Meeting in Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana - There were a few thousand things going on all at once at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting this year in Indianapolis. People lined up far and wide to hear Wayne LaPierre talk about the 2014 congressional elections, Alabama perform at Saturday night's Stand and Fight Rally, and watch NRA Board Member Ted Nugent be Ted.
For all the Certified NRA Instructors in town, however, there was no hotter ticket than the NRA Certified Instructor Update.
“NRA Training Counselors are the pinnacle of our training program,” National Training Manager John Howard told the crowd. “They are the ones who vet our instructors, do our instructor courses. We rely on Training Counselors.
“I’m here to tell you that a lot of things have changed.”
Like what? Like most, if not everything, is going online.
"As of 2015, we're not even going to mail renew notices any more. Everything will be online."
But that's not all. Also on the horizon are blended training formats, simulator training, recertification rate fees, and more.
But don't take it from me, hear it from Howard as he addresses a crowd of 400+ at the Annual Meeting in Indy.