Range Safety Officer Training
The NRA Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally-recognized range safety officer certification. The role of an NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) is to organize, conduct and supervise safe shooting activities and range operations. NRA Range Safety Officers must be 21 years of age or older.
The RSO course consists of:
Range Safety Officer's responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and Range Safety Briefings, which include emergency procedures. Candidates must also receive 90 percent or better on the written exam and possess the knowledge, skills and attitude to help shooters and ensure safety at all times on the range.
The course does not encompass the functions and responsibilities of a Range Officer, who conducts NRA competitive shooting events as defined by Rule 11.5 of the NRA Rule Books.