Got my first 100% in USPSA/IPSC Rules Posted Sunday at 01:03 PM 4 hours ago, ima45dv8 said: Much of what you propose the RO class should teach you about actually running shooters through a course of fire, it cannot. Never could. There simply isn't enough time. One weekend of instruction on how to run shooters isn't long enough, in an NROI-certified class or on a home-range. The classes only last 1-1/2 days, and just 1/2 day of that is actual range time. The things you speak of are things that hopefully someone has a chance to learn before going to an RO class. That's best done by running shooters at local matches under the watchful eye of a more-seasoned RO. Only then can the new RO learn how to align the planets along the x-z axis and apply jimbo's proper penalties. The class teaches someone about where to go in the rulebook to resolve/record an observed issue. To get the most out of the RO class, the student needs to know what and how to observe before they get there. We have enough certified ROs that we never allow a non-certified one to run the timer, so your idea doesn't really work either.