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

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
Dec
14
Sat
NRA Pistol Instructor Training @ Wagnalls Memorial Library, Auxiliary Building
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – Dec 15 @ 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

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
Dec
13
Fri
NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training @ Wagnalls Memorial Library
Dec 13 @ 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

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
Nov
11
Mon
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) Training @ Private Property in Canal Winchester, OH
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dec
16
Mon
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) Training @ Private Property in Canal Winchester, OH
Dec 16 @ 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:

Roger Mace
Roger M.
20:44 19 Sep 19
Had my CC training there and was so pleased I took my Grandson who also did excellent. ABSOLUTELY NO ISSUES RECEIVING CC PERMIT AND CONTINUE TO TAKE TRAINING WHEN I AM ABLE. EXCELLENT INSTRUCTORS AND FACILITIES.
Chris Zaker
Chris Z.
17:05 18 Sep 19
Outstanding class taught by a crew of very knowledgeable instructors!
Steve Jones
Steve J.
15:55 16 Sep 19
All of the staff are very kind, helpful, and informative. Kevin and his wife keep the material fun and interesting, which is important for a full day in class. I can honestly not come up with one complaint in my experience. Will most definitely become a repeat customer. Keep up the great work!
Sharonda Sindel
Sharonda S.
12:20 16 Sep 19
Well put together; kind people yet serious and passionate about what they do and helping people learn to shoot and shoot well; comfortable environment; thoroughly explained what was going on; worth it.
Sean Tice
Sean T.
04:25 16 Sep 19
great classes, great instructors! thanks kevin and group for a great experience!
Ed Johnson
Ed J.
10:20 15 Sep 19
Had a great time! Instructors keep it moving and make it fun
John Brown
John B.
00:53 15 Sep 19
Awesome instructors!! Very informative! This was a Great class!!
Charles Crutcher
Charles C.
22:21 12 Sep 19
Great class. Fast paced and interesting, so the day flew by.
Merideth Y.
Merideth Y.
04:54 09 Sep 19
The instructors really know what they're talking about. I'm a veteran, so I didn't need to take a course to get my CC; however, taking this course made me...
Glenn Ferguson
Glenn F.
04:51 06 Sep 19
Very experienced staff, interesting training, highly recommend for anyone beginner or beyond.
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Cayleb N.
16:05 03 Sep 19
If you're looking for a great reliable place to get education and training on your concealed carry license I highly recommend going to this place. They treat you really respectively and they are filled with great staff and great people all around it doesn't matter who you are no matter what you do here you will always have a great experience as I did. I highly recommend armed2defend if you are going to take your concealed carry class or any other classes of that matter like Advanced pistol training ect.
Michael Malcolm
Michael M.
15:07 01 Sep 19
Great CCW class! Instructors were very upbeat and made the class was very fun and informative. They offer all different levels to the class depending where you are at. I recommend this class to all my family, friends and anyone looking for a great CCW class. Thank you for doing an outstanding job!! Keep up the good work. M Malcolm