Level II Course
A high level of expertise is required for the Level II course, with an emphasis on accurate diagnostics and communication skills. The Level II Certification Course includes classroom presentations, shooting and hands-on teaching exercises – over 3 days of intensive training. Students should be prepared to present on a wide variety of topics such as chokes, loads, safety, target tactics, misfires, gun fit and fundamentals of shooting, A sound knowledge of the fundamentals is vital as well as the realization that there are no advanced shooting techniques, just advanced applications of the basics. Not everyone passes the Level II course, please be sure to carefully weigh your experience and expertise before signing up for the course.
Level II Criteria
- Be an active member of NSCA
- Have been a Level I instructor for a minimum of 2 years.
- Have taught and documented a minimum of 500 hours of paid instruction as a Level I (unpaid instruction may be considered, must be documented and may be accepted in lieu of paid hours by exception only by the NSCA’s Instructor Certification Committee).
- Have taken lessons (8 hours) from Level III or equivalent before the course.
- Meet a Shooting Proficiency Requirement by EITHER having earned an NSCA A-Class rating at some point and shot a minimum of 6,000 lifetime registered targets OR passing a Shooting Proficiency Test (SPT) during the course.
Any questions regarding the above requirements should be directed to the Chief Instructor.
Level II Cost
In addition to the $750 registration fee for the 3-day course which is submitted along with the application form to NSCA Headquarters, each applicant is responsible for bringing his/her own gun and approximately 250 shells. Students are also accountable for target fees of the host club and a percentage of the examiner’s/certifying instructor’s expenses. (This will vary depending on the number of students in each course and the amount of travel required for the examiner/certifying instructor.)