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NRA Range Safety Officer Certification Course.

Duration: 9 Hours Classroom



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Welcome to our NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Course! We are dedicated to promoting firearm safety and responsible firearm use through education and training. Our RSO course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure the safety of all individuals on the range. Whether you are a seasoned firearm enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of shooting sports, our RSO course is a valuable opportunity to enhance your safety knowledge and contribute to a safe shooting environment.

Course Overview:

1. Introduction to Range Safety:

  • The importance of firearm safety
  • RSO responsibilities and duties
  • Legal and ethical considerations

2. Range Layout and Design:

  • Range components and features
  • Range rules and regulations
  • Emergency procedures

3. Range Operation and Etiquette:

  • Managing shooters and spectators
  • Firearm handling and safety
  • Communication and commands

4. Firearm Malfunctions and Stoppages:

  • Identifying common issues
  • Safe procedures for clearing malfunctions
  • Communication during incidents

5. Emergency Procedures:

  • Responding to medical emergencies
  • Fire and environmental emergencies
  • Range shutdown and evacuation

6. Written and Practical Exams:

  • Evaluation of RSO knowledge
  • Application of RSO skills
  • Certification process

Course Benefits:

  • Enhanced Safety: Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to create a safer shooting environment for all participants.
  • Confidence: Feel confident in your ability to manage a range and respond to emergencies effectively.
  • Community Involvement: Become an integral part of the shooting community by contributing to safety.
  • Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive NRA Range Safety Officer certification, which is recognized nationwide.

Who Should Attend:

  • Firearm enthusiasts
  • Shooting range employees
  • Firearms instructors
  • Anyone interested in promoting firearm safety


There are no specific prerequisites for this course. It is open to individuals of all experience levels.

Course Duration:

The NRA Range Safety Officer Course typically spans one day, with both classroom instruction and practical exercises.

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NRA Courses, Range Safety Officer

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Documentation Requirements

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.