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

Upcoming Classes

Aug
10
Sat
NRA Pistol Instructor Training @ Wagnalls Memorial Library, Auxiliary Building
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm
Sep
21
Sat
NRA Pistol Instructor Training @ Wagnalls Memorial Library, Auxiliary Building
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
12
Sat
NRA Pistol Instructor Training @ Wagnalls Memorial Library, Auxiliary Building
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm
Nov
9
Sat
NRA Pistol Instructor Training @ Wagnalls Memorial Library, Auxiliary Building
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

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

Upcoming Classes

Aug
9
Fri
NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training @ Wagnalls Memorial Library
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sep
20
Fri
NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training @ Wagnalls Memorial Library
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct
11
Fri
NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training @ Wagnalls Memorial Library
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Nov
8
Fri
NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training @ Wagnalls Memorial Library
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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

Upcoming Classes

Jul
22
Mon
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) Training @ Private Property in Canal Winchester, OH
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aug
12
Mon
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) Training @ Private Property in Canal Winchester, OH
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sep
23
Mon
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) Training @ Private Property in Canal Winchester, OH
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Oct
14
Mon
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) Training @ Private Property in Canal Winchester, OH
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

GET STARTED!

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:

Jeanette Jamison
Jeanette J.
13:48 21 Jul 19
Great price, great instructors, great experience. I was 8 months pregnant when I took the CCW class and couldn’t do the shooting portion at that time, but they worked with me and let me make it up at a later date. Thankful for all the A2D staff for their hard work!
james schreiner
james S.
19:57 19 Jul 19
Well taught class and was very informative...
Makayla Gunn
Makayla G.
12:23 17 Jul 19
My brother signed me up for the class as a birthday gift! My brother and I attended our class April 27th 2019 and had a wonderful experience. The staff was kind, professional, involved, educated and fun. We have recommended all of our friends and family to Armed2defend. We were so happy we went them.
Priscilla Torres
Priscilla T.
16:03 16 Jul 19
I took a concealed carry course and purchased the package to try out different models of handguns/firearms. The class was informative and the chance to feel what worked for me was perfect for making a decision to purchase a pewpew
lewis whitehead
lewis W.
15:43 12 Jul 19
It was a scary experience being around all those guns but the staff did a good job of keeping everybody cool
Bruce Ceneskie
Bruce C.
20:20 08 Jul 19
Armed2Defend is an established Concealed Carry training company that has successfully trained many students of all levels of experience. Most of the instructors are military veterans with many years of experience. The range portion is well organized and the instructors enjoy working with the students and ensuring the students get what they need to handle a firearm safely and with confidence.
John Powell
John P.
19:32 07 Jul 19
I recieved my training for CCW instructor at Amed2Defend a few years back which has in turn enabled me to train many Ohio Patriots to carry in self defense including a class with just over 100 students. The instructors were very professional and knowledgeable and conducted an awesome atmosphere to learn a lot. I would recommend this group highly!
julius chambers
julius C.
03:39 30 Jun 19
Excellent people making America safe and protecting our community God bless wish I could be on the range ...
paris Cumberland
paris C.
19:20 29 Jun 19
Very happy with the training and experience all together. I recommend Armed2Defend to everyone!
Thomas Giusti
Thomas G.
22:39 27 Jun 19
I took the Concealed Carry Class several years, ago. It was a great learning experience. The instructors treated us kindly and courteously. The range was a great experience. I do not understand how foolishly our state legislature is acting in it's proposal to give "carte blanche" authority to Ohio residents to carry without training and without full understanding of the law. More recently, I sent my wife and daughter to your school.
Kelly Clark
Kelly C.
18:42 27 Jun 19
I found the experience to be very professional and informative. The instructors were great and took time with my wife as she had very little experience on a formal setting range. The classroom time was spot on and the legal information great. I would recommend Armed2Defend to anyone serious about how to defend yourself legally.
Solo God
Solo G.
23:42 26 Jun 19
Great class and great instructors.