Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification & Recertification Policies & Application

November 2, 2022

Shooting Sports Instructors follow this Re-Certification Policy.
All 4-H Shooting Sports clubs are supervised by certified 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor. Instructors must become certified in the specific discipline(s) they wish to lead. Disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, hunting and wildlife, coordinator and air pistol. Training includes skill development, safety, risk management and appropriate ways to share this content with youth. 

To maintain Instructor status, re-certification is required every 3 years. Renewals are automatically awarded if volunteers have used their training with youth and if re-certification application is submitted; this must be completed every 3 years. No further attendance at workshops is required at this time, however, instructors are welcome to repeat workshops for a refresher. The complete policy and application is available at the link below. 

Overview of changes for the 2022 Re-certification effort includes these changes:

  • Deadline for completion: December 31, 2022
  • Download application here and return to your county 4-H staff. 
  • Individuals with 2022 expirations may continue leading shooting sports activities until December 31, 2022.  
  • Re-certification form includes optional continuing education videos. Request to view them now and receive credit towards upcoming workshops. 

Certification and recertification policies/application for Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors; updated November 2022.

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