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 regulation 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.
"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 operators."
Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course
The role of the NRA Range Safety Office rand Range Standard Operating Procedures
Range inspection and Range Rules
Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions
Test and Review
NRA Range Safety Officers 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.
Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercises and a course certificate upon successful completion the lessons. There is a short written test 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 $15 fee for processing.