Many respected professional game and clay target shooting instructors, although highly qualified by experience and knowledge, hold no formal qualifications.

The purpose of the APSI is to provide formal recognition of these skilled instructors in the first instance, and to encourage instructors to build on these skills by further suitable training and ongoing recognition of skills.

Part of this mechanism is the wish of the APSI to work for and with other suitable elements of the shooting industry. Very recently APSI has formed an alliance with FITASC, providing the Federation with instructor courses Levels 1, 2 and 3.