Course Type: Basic

NRA Range Safety Officer Course

The Range Safety Officer (RSO) course is the National Rifle Association's response to the American shooting public's need for certified Range Safety Officers (RSO). Course length: 9 hours.


NRA Range Safety Officer Course

The Range Safety Officer course is for individuals who wish to oversee the safe handling and the shooting of firearms at range and shooting facilities. Learn more below...

RSO Candidate Requirements

Candidate and Course Requirements: To become a Range Safety Officer, individuals must:
1. be at least 21 years of age.
2. demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety.
3. satisfactorily complete a NRA Range Safety Officer course.
4. complete the Range Safety Officer course written examination with a minimum score of 90%.
5. have access to an electronic device that can be used to log in to and a valid email address to complete the credentialing process.

Course Synopsis: The NRA Range Safety Officer course teaches the basics duties a Range Safety Officer (RSO) performs. It provides an introduction to:
I.   The role of Range Safety Officers.
II.  The range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
III. The range safety briefings.
IV. Range inspections and rules.
V.  Emergency procedures.
VI. How to clear firearm stoppages and correct malfunctions.
The skills accquired in this course require regular practice which should initially take place under the supervision of a qualified individual -- such as a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO). Participants will be guided by the instructor to develop specific knowledge, skills and attitude through the use of hands-on exercises and practical applications.

Equipment, Clothing, Fee and Payment Expectations

Equipment: The instructor candidate is responsible for providing their own eye protection, ear protection, ammunition, and pistol for the pre-course qualification. Targets will be provided. The pre-course qualification consists of twenty (20) rounds. Pistols with Red Dot sights mounted to them, that contain an aiming reticle within the sights are allowed. Use of lasers that project onto the target are prohibited.

Course Fee Information: The course fee is $100.00 per student.

NRA Membership: The range safety officer candidate need not be a member of the NRA, but NRA membership is recommended. Joining prior to the course date will facilitate the credentialing process for you. Click the following link to: JOIN THE NRA.

Payment Options: Accepted forms of payment include personal check or USPS Money order (Made payable to: Robert D. Soule, Jr.), cash (exact change please).

Sessions Scheduled on Request

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