NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course Packet
NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course Packet

Summary: The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification.

Description: To become a NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

The RSO course content consists of the following topics/activities:

  • RSO’s roles and responsibilities
  • Range standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Range inspection and range rules
  • Range Safety Briefings
  • Emergency procedures
  • Firearm stoppages and malfunctions

RSO’s who have successfully completed the course then have the ability to become a Chief Range Safety Officer, someone essential to training and supervising NRA Range Safety Officers and developing range standard operating procedures.

Certification Requirements:

  • 21 years old or older
  • Attend the entire course
  • Participate in discussions and practical exercises
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to organize, conduct, and supervise safe shooting activities and range operations
  • Achieve an examination score of 90% or higher
  • Register at
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