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NRA Range Safety Officer Certification Course
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This is a course designed to prepare experienced shooters to perform the basic duties of a
Range Safety Officer (RSO). RSOs ensure that the users of a range follow range regulations
in order to reduce property damage and personal injury. RSOs 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.

Many ranges seek out volunteer Range Safety Officers and the NRA developed this course to
help ranges train those RSOs.

Becoming a Range Safety Officer is akin to becoming a NRA Certified Instructor, with much
harder testing and the maintaining of a certification card with the NRA. RSOs are neither
certified instructors or coaches.

Although the course can be completed as quickly as nine hours, it often will take longer
depending on the class size and the facilities at the range. For example, a large number of
indoor and outdoor ranges of different types cannot be toured quickly.

Students will receive a student packet featuring a RSO handbook. This handbook is not
available separately.

Course Goal

    “To develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officerse who possess the knowledge, skills,
    and attitudes essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting
    activities and range operations.”

Lessons

  1. Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course
  2. The Role of the NRA Range Safety Officer and Range Standard Operating Procedures
  3. Range Inspection and Range Rules
  4. Range Safety Briefing
  5. Emergency Procedures
  6. Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions
  7. Test and Review

Prerequisites

    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.

Course Completion

    Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises conducted during the course.
    There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course. A 90%
    score is required to obtain certification.
 
Training price

    NRA Range Safety Officer Certification Course --- $100.00 ($50.00 for Long
    Prairie Gun and Archery Club Members)
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