“To develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.”
This is a course designed to prepare experienced shooters to the basic duties of a Range Safety Officer (RSO). RSO's ensure that the users of a range follow range regulations in order to reduce property damage and personal injury. RSO's often have responsibilities to take action when circumstances require it. The RSO is the range's official on the firing line to ensure safety and to help shooters. This course is 9 hours and develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, conducting and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. RSO candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of an RSO, Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) range inspection, range rules, range briefings, emergency procedures, and firearm stoppages and malfunction. Each RSO candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, Basic Firearm Training brochure, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, RSO Exam, and Application/Evaluation
NRA Range Safety Officers candidates should be experienced shooters, involved in many aspects of target shooting, training, and range supervision. The NRA encourages active shooters to learn more and become responsible for the safety of fellow shooters through this program. There will be practical exercises with all types of firearms in this course, even if a shooter's discipline does not require experience with those types.
Note: This is a non-shooting course held in the classroom and on a range.
Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises conducted during the course. There is a written exam on the lesson material at the end of the course. A 90% score is required to obtain certification. In addition, certification will require mailing in the appropriate documents along with certification and processing fees.