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.)

**TOP CHOICE**

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.

WoodSpring Suites Columbus Southeast

4105 Hamilton Square Blvd, Groveport, OH 43125

16 min to classroom
Approx $80/night

Reasonably close. Conveniently right off highway, one exit away from Canal Winchester. 

Close to a few fast food options and a Giant Eagle. 

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:

Julian Suriel
Julian S.
17:20 11 Nov 19
I..learn from them a lot...thanks
Justin Green
Justin G.
02:18 11 Nov 19
Took this class several years ago and it was the best decision I’ve made! Everything about it was awesome and I regularly recommended it to anyone I can.
Iain Johns
Iain J.
13:06 10 Nov 19
The CCW training at Armed2Defend exceeded my expectations. The staff and Instructors were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. In addition, the curriculum was relevant and engaging. I had a blast and absolutely benefited by attending this course. I definitely intend on coming back for refresher trainings and other courses. Armed2Defend thank you so much!
Michael S.
Michael S.
14:05 09 Nov 19
The trainers at armed2defend are good caring people who want to see you succeed. The training facilities are comfortable and the range is well supervised by...
Gary Fullen
Gary F.
23:46 07 Nov 19
They train you good & teach you about your rights & about your gun if you are new to iy
Tim Barrage
Tim B.
00:20 04 Nov 19
Knowledgeable. Professional, and complete training.
Mike Corona
Mike C.
12:54 03 Nov 19
Very well put together course with excellent instructor. Very engaging and thought provoking experience, worth every penny. Way above and beyond the minimum requirements.
Richard Montgomery
Richard M.
22:53 30 Oct 19
Great instructors, good courses to take. Affordable and fun also.
Dillon B.
Dillon B.
10:12 29 Oct 19
I took the NRA Certified Pistol Instructor course at Armed2Defend.I can not say enough about this place. They say what they mean and mean what they say....
Beverly Roumph
Beverly R.
17:19 27 Oct 19
Great training, it's up to me practice and get familiar with my weapon.
Larry Potter
Larry P.
21:39 25 Oct 19
Doing a great job to promote responsible gun ownership with everyone that will listen!
99870
99870
14:00 25 Oct 19
Great place to train! I have gone on to become an a RSO and other NRA and Non NRA programs including youth intro to rifle sponsored in part by a grant from the ODNR.