West Virginia REALTOR® Safety Academy
The West Virginia REALTOR® Safety Academy was created with the mission of making safety awareness and training second nature by bringing the mountain to you.
The Academy is not a physical location, but rather a team of trained individuals, with a common interest in helping REALTORS® protect themselves. We do this by both exposing REALTORS® to the risks and safety issues specific to their job and by giving them training in self-defense, nonlethal force and firearms training. Upon completion of REALTOR® Safety 101 you will have met the basic requirements outlined by the state of West Virginia to get your concealed carry permit.
But at the Academy we don’t think that’s enough, so we take that training further. We teach you basic pistol safety and beyond. In our training program you will also learn how to select the firearm that’s right for you, concealed carry techniques and the law and potential ramifications of using a firearm in a self defense situation.
Ray Joseph, CEO, WV Association of REALTORS® NRA Certified Instructor Pistol Safety Personal Defense in the Home Refuse to be a Victim National Association of REALTORS® Certified REALTOR® Safety
Gregg Mullins, Sergeant, WV Natural Resources Police, Jackson, Wirt, and Wood Counties Certified Firearm Instructor & Law Enforcement Firearm Qualification Expert
Melanie Thomas, REALTOR®, GRI®, GREEN Education Director, WV Association of REALTORS®
Brooke Wallen, REALTOR®, GRI®, CNE® Program Coordinator, REALTOR® Safety Academy & Damsel in Defense Pro
West Virginia REALTOR®
Safety Academy, LLC
2110 Kanawha Blvd, East
Charleston, WV 25311
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost? $125
How many people will be in the class? Classes are limited to 20 participants to enhance one-on-one training time.
What should I bring? Your handgun of choice, at least 50 rounds of compatible ammunition, protective eyewear and ear protection. You will not be permitted to participate on the range without these items.
What should I wear? Weather appropriate clothing, comfortable closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and a baseball-style hat for the range portion.
What happens if it’s raining the day of the class? If the range is outdoors, heavy rain may cancel class due to unsafe conditions. Unless notified the night before, class will be held as scheduled.
What Do I Get?
- NRA Course Packet
- NRA Course Completion Certificate (for obtaining your West Virginia Concealed Carry Permit)
- T-Shirt and Hat with REALTOR® Safety Academy Logo
- Techniques to keep yourself safe while on the job
- Situational awareness
- Hand-to-hand escape techniques
- Legal responsibilities of carrying a firearm
- Concealed carry tips
- Firearm draws and stances for more accurate shooting
- Close quarter shooting techniques
- Range time to practice techniques
Visit mydamselpro.net/WVREALSAFE for more information.