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NRA Range Safety Officer Certification

Officially sanctioned and taught by the NRA

Duration: 8 hours



Jim Gregg

Instructor Bio

Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now June 2 Sunday
Youngwood, PA
15 - 30 Students 0900-1700 Jim Gregg Space Available
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The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. 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.

An additional fee of $35.00, payable to the NRA, is required  to get your certification registered with the NRA instructor portal. Fee is higher if you are not an NRA member. 

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Topics Covered

The RSO course content consists of RSO's roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and Range Safety Briefings which include procedures to follow in the case of an emergency. 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.

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Expectations and Outcomes

Upon completion of this course the student will be certified as a National Rifle Association Range Safety Officer. This certification will allow members to work on active ranges and participate in shooting events at NRA-sponsored ranges. This certification is ideal for those wishing to help with Scouting, school-related shooting events, assisting live-fire ranges offering pistol, rifle, and shotgun instruction; also working clay sports and other events that would require a professionally trained individual. Certification will be issued upon successful completion of this class. 

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Documentation Requirements

PA resident, 18 or older.  Valid ID required.

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PA resident, 18 or older.  Valid ID required.  
Persons not eligible to possess a firearm are pohibited from taking this course.