USPSA matches could not occur without our volunteer range officials. Range officials are responsible for applying the rules fairly and consistently, as well as monitoring match safety at all levels of competition from local matches to national events. NROI offers training for three different certification levels and two endorsements. Here is an overview of the different certification levels.[Read more…] about Certification levels
NROI has updated the application process for the Range Master program. In the past, applications have been received and evaluated throughout the year, but now applications will only be accepted between November 1 and December 31 of each year. With a limited number of instructors, this timing allows for current students to complete their program during Nationals events throughout the year and make room for new students at the first of the year.[Read more…] about Range Master application changes
A question we get now and then from newer shooters revolves around when they should take the NROI Level 1, or “RO” seminar. The answer is pretty straightforward, “As soon as you can!” although there are a few qualifications and nuances you might want to consider.[Read more…] about When to Take Your RO Seminar
SCSA, USPSA and NROI are pleased to announce that the Steel Challenge Range Officer Endorsement course is now available online![Read more…] about Online Steel Challenge RO Endorsement Now Available!
NROI has created a series of videos that explain how to use Practiscore to score USPSA Competition, USPSA Multigun, and Steel Challenge matches. These videos are only available to members who are logged in to the USPSA site. Once logged in, a link to the videos is found under Member Resources in the NROI Information section.[Read more…] about Practiscore Training
Are you enrolled in a RO or CRO class and wondering how to access the pre-course materials? After you have registered online, you will get an email with the link to the NROI Learning System. If you didn’t get the email, please login to your USPSA account and update your email address. It’s very important that your email address is up-to-date so you will get the link to your exam as well be notified annually for your renewal exam. USPSA also will send reminders to renew your membership to that email address.[Read more…] about Accessing the NROI Learning System
Bootcamp? Well, if you have visions of running five miles with a full size popper on each shoulder or overhead pressing wall sections, …wrong type of bootcamp. A few years ago NROI started field testing a new concept for the Level 2, Chief Range Officer course called a Bootcamp. This was the brain child of Instructor Ray Hirst and it entirely changed the way we do the CRO class now. Years ago, the CRO course was more about stage design, mostly in the classroom or by correspondence, and less about running a stage efficiently. That left us with a problem finding people that actually knew how to run stages at major matches. The Bootcamp format of the class changed all that.[Read more…] about Bootcamp? What’s That?
So you have been enjoying the sport for a few weeks, months, or years and you say you have never taken the RO seminar because you don’t want to be an RO. Okay, but do you realize that the RO seminar will quite likely make you a better shooter? Yes, really. If you have been shooting for a while you probably have learned the rules, such as you know them, from fellow shooters and by watching others. But do you really KNOW the rules and are the rules you “know” really the rules? Maybe, maybe not.[Read more…] about The RO Seminar isn’t just for ROs