NRA Range Safety Officer – RSO 

This course is to develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the Knowledge, Skills and Attitude essential to organizing, conducting and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.


There are NO prerequisites to taking this course.

The Basic Range Safety Officer Course is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for Range Safety Officer Training. This course teaches the basic duties a Range Safety Officer performs. It provides a thorough introduction to: The role of RSO’s, range standard operating procedures (SOP’s), range safety briefings, range inspections and rules, emergency procedures and how to clear firearm stoppages and correct malfunctions. The skills acquired in this course require regular practice which should initially take place under the supervision of a qualified individual such as a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO).


If you are taking NRA Instructor Courses, The Next Step is to take the NRA Chief Range Safety Officer CRSO course. Please check the “Schedule” as it may be offered at the same period as this RSO course. The CRSO is an instructor rating and requires you to take the B.I.T. Basic Instructor Training course. Please check the schedule for the CRSO course.