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NRA Instructor & Range Officer Training

NRA Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer Training

Chief Instructor Kevin Sadeski is an NRA Certified Training Counselor giving him the privilege of being able to train NRA Certified Instructors and Range Safety Officers. NRA Certified Pistol Instructors are able to teach the Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW, CHL) training classes.

A summary of each NRA certified course is listed below. Please click on the upcoming dates to get more info on the training.

Click here to become an Ohio Concealed Carry Instructor.

NRA Basic Pistol ManualNRA Certified Pistol Instructor – Teach Ohio Concealed Carry

Meets Ohio’s requirements to teach Ohio conceal carry classes

Course Goal: To develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skill, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course and to teach for the Ohio and some other states Concealed Handgun Carry License (CCW, CHL).
Prerequisites: See all steps listed on this page
Course Length: 8 hours (Basic Instructor Training is required before taking this course and it will be offered concurrently)
Fee: $250 (Includes the $150 Basic Instructor Training)

Course Details and Pre-Course Qualification Packet

NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor

Course Goal: To develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skill, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Personal Protection In The Home Course and to train for concealed handgun licenses.
Prerequisites: Must be an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor; Must have completed the BIT within the past 24 months; And must complete of the pre-course qualification listed in the PDF below (NRA Requirement).
Course Length: 9 hours (Basic Instructor Training is required to have been completed within 24 months before taking this course)
Fee: $175

Course Details and Pre-Course Qualification Packet

NRA Certified Range Safety Officer (RSO)

This NRA RSO certification will allow you to run range activities including range activities for the Boy Scouts of American (BSA) events. The BSA require that a Certified RSO (separate from the instructor(s)) is present to run the range at all BSA shooting events. You need to be an NRA Certified Instructor to train at BSA events. Refer to this web page for more details on working with the BSA.

Course Goal: To develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skill, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.
Prerequisites: Must be 21 years old or older and have familiarity with firearms and range operations.
Course Length: 9 hours
Fee: $125
Minimum Required: Need at least 4 Students Registered to hold class

Course Details and Pre-Course Qualification Packet

NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)

Course Goal: To develop NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skill, and attitude necessary to train and supervise NRA Range Safety Officers and to provide the essential information required to develop Range Standard Operating Procedures.
Prerequisites: Must be a current NRA Certified Instructor and RSO. And must have completed the NRA Basic Instructor Training within 24 months. Bring your RSO student packet to class (from RSO training); one will also be provided at the class.
Course Length: 8 hours (NRA Basic Instructor Training is required to have been completed within 2 years before taking this course)
Fee: $175
Minimum Required: Need at least 4 Students Registered to hold class

Course Details and Pre-Course Qualification Packet

Refresh – NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

Required as a refresher training before taking additional instructor level NRA courses.

Course Goal: To develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skill, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Firearms Training Courses.
Prerequisites: Already an NRA Certified Instructor
Course Length: 6+ Hours
Fee: $150

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Click the button below to select the BIT date and time.

Recommended Hotel Options

(There are some inexpensive options off Interstate 70 on Scarborough Blvd and Brice Rd (~$45-$70). Even so, we would not recommend staying in that area.)

Carraway Guest House

156 Washington St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

6 min to classroom 
Approx $79/night

Closest option by far. In quaint downtown Canal Winchester.

Friendly owners. Great reviews.

Unfortunately it is frequently booked up.

Best Western Canal Winchester Inn

6323 Prentiss School Place, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

9 min to classroom
Approx $139/night

Second closest option. Close to several restaurants & fast food options.

Arguably overpriced.

Holiday Inn Express Southeast Columbus

4041 Hamilton Square Blvd, Columbus, OH 43125

16 min to classroom
Approx $150/night

Located right next to the previous option (WoodSpring) but much more expensive.

At this price point, the much closer Best Western would make more sense.

Baymont by Wyndham Columbus/ Rickenbacker

2323 Rickenbacker Pkwy W, Columbus, OH  43217

16 min to classroom
Approx $80/night

Inexpensive. Looks nice. Right across from the Rickenbacker Military Base.

Surrounded by warehouses. No close fast food or grocery store options.

Our Most Recent Student Reviews:

Brandon R.
Brandon R.
07:58 24 Sep 20
Great class! Was different than expected with COVID-19 restrictions, but the online classes were very engaging and educational. The in person range session...
Adam S.
Adam S.
20:43 23 Sep 20
So glad I found these guys! While most other concealed carry classes were booked for months out, I got in and out of their class VERY quickly. The convenience factor of doing 6 of the required 8 hours from home makes this worth far more than what they charge. Thank you, Armed2Defend!
Rob Gordon, Real Estate A.
Rob Gordon, Real Estate A.
19:24 23 Sep 20
Great training!
Jamal S.
Jamal S.
17:13 23 Sep 20
Part of the last class of '19. Wonderful people,great advice. Tip notch. Choose these guys.
Pamela V.
Pamela V.
15:11 23 Sep 20
I enjoy the zoom class from armed2defend both trainers was very informative. I plan to return back for some more target practice to get comfortable with...
HK W.
HK W.
21:32 22 Sep 20
The class offered was very low stress & nonjudgmental.. I learned so much & the class time flew by fast..The instructors that spent time with me at the range,made me very confident in handling a firearm effectively.⭐️ANY WOMAN wanting or needing to carry a firearm.. THIS IS PLACE U NEED TO GO⭐️
Mike M.
Mike M.
20:23 22 Sep 20
Super company. Instructors teaching specifically by the book. No shortcuts. Standards are maintained. I would strongly recommend them and would use them again
Leslita R.
Leslita R.
23:16 20 Sep 20
I am a first time gun user. I was so nervous to take this class because of my fear of firearms. They made me feel so comfortable. The class was very easy to follow and understand! Thank you and I recommend anyone to take this course.
Jeff K.
Jeff K.
22:02 19 Sep 20
This was a great place to take the CCW class. Great instructors with patience and a lot of knowledge. Don’t go anywhere else but here.
Adam S.
Adam S.
16:52 19 Sep 20
So glad I found these guys! Their virtual classroom made it extremely quick and easy to get through the course when most other places were booked solid for...
David U.
David U.
18:51 18 Sep 20
Well organized with available classes. Good Job overall
Heath M.
Heath M.
02:08 17 Sep 20
Excellent class to attend for anyone wanting to conceal carry. From beginners to regular shooters this place covers every skill level. I can't say enough good things about how this range and classroom is ran. A+!!