Range Safety Officer

NRA Range Safety Officer Course

The NRA Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally-recognized range safety officer certification. NRA Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

The Range Safety Officer Course consists of:

  • Range Safety Officer’s roles and responsibilities
  • Range standard operating procedures
  • Range inspection and range rules
  • Firearm stoppages and malfunctions
  • Range safety briefings, which include emergency procedures

How does one become a certified NRA Range Safety Officer?

  1. NRA Range Safety Officers must be at least 21 years old.
  2. Candidates must receive 90 percent or better on the written exam.
  3. Individuals who currently possess a valid NRA Firearms Instructor certification or NRA Coach appointment in one of the NRA’s firearms training programs have the option to take the Range Safety Officer Course by home validation.
  4. Individuals who do not hold a trainer rating must attend a Range Safety Officer Course. Range Safety Officer Courses are conducted by Chief Range Safety Officers (individuals certified to train NRA Range Safety Officers). The Range Safety Officer course is a 9-hour course that consists of classroom time and practical exercises conducted on a range. Range Safety Officer candidates will receive the Range Safety Officer Student Packet.