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The Preserve Academy


Apr 01 - 05 2024


8:00 am - 4:00 pm



Preserve Academy LE Pistol Instructor / NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Course

This course is designed for active law enforcement officers who intend on training and/or qualifying their officers. The Preserve Academy LE Pistol Instructor Course will teach instructors skills directly related to the law enforcement profession. The NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Course will teach instructors the NRA curriculum and meet the requirements of RIGL 11-47-16.

Potential instructors should be proficient with shooting, firearms safety, and firearm skills related to the law enforcement profession. Attendance at this course does not guarantee successful completion and there is both a qualification for the Preserve Academy LE Pistol Instructor and NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Course. Please note: this is not a course that teaches shooting, it is a course that teaches instructing.

Upon successful completion of these courses and qualifications, the student will receive both a Preserve Academy LE Pistol Instructor Certification and an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Certification.

To obtain your NRA Pistol Instructor Certification, there is a $60 fee for a 2-year instructor certification paid directly to the NRA. For renewals, the fee is $60 for an additional 2 years. For NRA members, the fee is $35 for a 2-year instructor certification and $35 for subsequent 2-year certification renewals.

This course is open to active law enforcement officers to include correctional officers, sheriffs, and federal law enforcement officers.

Topics to be covered:

  • Firearms safety
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Defensive accuracy
  • Diagnosing and correcting shooting deficiencies
  • Clearing malfunctions
  • Loading, reloading, and unloading
  • Shooting from cover and concealment
  • Dominant and support hand shooting
  • Moving and shooting techniques
  • Shooting drills
  • Range operations
  • Safety briefings and emergency response
  • Curriculum development
  • PowerPoint presentations


Required Materials: Department issued firearm, three (3) magazines, duty belt, approximately 600 rounds, 4 dummy  rounds (snap-caps) that are the same caliber as your firearm, eye protection and ear protection.

Payment and Refund Information: Seats are limited for this course and must be paid via the Preserve Academy registration link. We do not accept purchase orders.

Any inability to attend the course will result in a credit towards future Preserve Academy classes.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at (401) 500-2465

Member and Guest Dress Code.
When entering the Members Lodge Clubhouse, inclusive of the Double Barrel Kitchen Restaurant inside and outside dining, and the Preserve Academy classroom, we kindly ask that you abide by our Resort Casual Dress Code, permitting collared shirts, dress shorts, cotton and linen slacks, dressy blouses, pullover tops, dresses and maxi dresses, dress jeans, and close toed shoes.

Nonconforming clothing includes but is not limited to; bathing suits, beach coverups, camisoles, hoodies, non-dressy Jeans, carpenter pants, T-shirts, sweat suits, cutoffs, torn shorts, yoga pants, sneakers, and flip-flops.



Clubhouse Classroom
1 Preserve Boulevard, Richmond, RI, USA
Clubhouse Classroom

Hourly Schedule

Day 1

8:00am - 4:00pm
Day 1

Day 2

8:00am - 4:00pm
Day 2

Day 3

8:00am - 4:00pm
Day 3

Day 4

8:00am - 4:00pm
Day 4

Day 5

8:00am - 4:00pm
Day 5


Robert Cardente


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