NRA Range Safety Officer

The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Course is designed for NRA Certified Instructors, those responsible for range activities at their club or shooting facility, and any individual interested in furthering their gun safety and gun handling skills and knowledge.

What is an NRA Range Safety Officer?

NRA Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally-recognized range safety officer certification. NRA Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

Course Content

The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) course covers:

  • Range Safety Officer’s roles and responsibilities
  • Range standard operating procedures
  • Range inspection and range rules
  • Firearm stoppages and malfunctions
  • Range Safety Briefings including emergency procedures

Written Exam Requirements

Candidates must receive 90 percent or better on the written exam for certification.

Course Duration

This is an advanced 2 full day course and includes Chief RSO Certifications to those meeting the qualifications.

Course Cost

Course cost is $150.

Age Requirement

NRA Range Safety Officers must be 21 years of age or older.

Maximum Attendees

A maximum of 30 candidates may attend a given course offering.


Attractive certificates are awarded to candidates who successfully complete the course.


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