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:

Donald Adkins
Donald A.
13:39 29 Mar 20
the best class ever for learning the fundilmentels off concealed to carry
Kile King
Kile K.
06:31 13 Mar 20
Highly satisfied with the training and course offerings. Great staff and rang instructors. Well worth the money. Will definitely be back for some additional training. Also, the firearm sampler package at the range is hands down the cheapest way to test such a wide variety of handguns in one range visit. Would recommend to anyone interested.
Kile K.
Kile K.
23:15 12 Mar 20
Being a Veteran, I wasn't required to take a Concealed Carry training course in Ohio. Though, when it comes to being a well informed and responsible gun...
Christina Cobb
Christina C.
14:00 12 Mar 20
The staff was amazing. The class was fun and very informative. I highly recommend taking this class.
Joe Milliron
Joe M.
09:59 09 Mar 20
Awesome class !! I would highly recommend it.great information that can be used everyday life top notch instructors 👍👍
Tim G.
Tim G.
06:20 09 Mar 20
As a beginner, this class was super informative and really emphasized safety and responsibility and needing to be familiar and comfortable with concealed....
Taylor Lin Harding
Taylor Lin H.
22:01 06 Mar 20
Loved the class, instructors are passionate about what they do!
Kevin Rowe
Kevin R.
21:28 06 Mar 20
Very good trainers and very knowlegable
CheyeAnn Williams
CheyeAnn W.
15:18 06 Mar 20
This class was absolutely freaking AMAZING!! The information given is taught so that everyone is able to understand it, they tell you things you would never think you’d need to know and also educate you more on the things you think you know. The practice shooting is so thought out and comforting that everyone that was terrified of shooting a gun came out happy and smiling because of how much of a great time we were having! 10/10 would recommend!
Tim Lane
Tim L.
13:24 05 Mar 20
Very fun and informative! I like that the husband and wife team were so passionate about CCW.
Mary Musser
Mary M.
12:13 05 Mar 20
What a great experience this was to me! I enjoyed the class and the people that gave the class was just awesome! They were very informative and they knew their stuff! Thank you for such a great experience!’
jay huffman
jay H.
05:39 05 Mar 20
Loved my experience with this company very good information and correct information given I will be going throw them when it’s time to renew here soon and will be bringing my wife also I have told a lot of people about this company and had a lot of people use them