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One of the most common questions people ask when starting a Centershot ministry is, "How do we get trained?"

Training your instructors is extremely important to the long-term safety and success of your Centershot ministry.
Centershot uses the same training protocol as National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).

We have four training options for you to choose from. NASP/Centershot Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) certification cost is $80 per student for each of the training options.

1. Traditional In-person Training

A single-day class, lasting eight hours (usually on a Saturday from 8am-4pm). BAI courses are offered throughout the country.
Go to to register for a course in your area.

2. Hybrid training with In-person Field Day

The hybrid option combines on-line learning and testing (4 hours) with an in-person field day (4 hours). Go to to register.

3. Hybrid training with Virtual Field Day

The hybrid option combines on-line learning and testing (4 hours) with a virtual field day (4 hours). The virtual field day requires a strong wifi signal and each BAI candidate present at your home range while the instructor will connect via a zoom session from a remote range. This approach is used when the other training options are not feasible as there is no replacement for in-person training.

4. On-site Training

For groups of ten or more we can arrange for on-site training. With on-site training the sponsoring organization is responsible for covering the trainer’s travel and lodging expenses and will require you to have your equipment ordered and on-site for the training.

BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MEMBER CHURCH OR ORGANIZATION. With processing your annual Centershot® membership, you have an understanding and agreement to all the terms of this Annual Membership and License Agreement. Centershot membership is required prior to training. For information on becoming a Centershot® member please go to Memberships

Pay for your training using our PayPal option:

Please contact Dan Simons, National Training Coordinator at with any questions or to arrange for on-site training.