NRA Range Safety Officer

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. We provide the following courses for Range Safety Officers:

Range Safety Officer: This course consists of: Range Safety Officer’s roles and 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.

Chief Range Safety Officer: Certified Range Safety Officers may attend a Chief Range Safety Officer course instructed by an NRA Training Counselor who is a Certified Chief Range Safety Officer. This is an instructor-level course, so the Training Counselor must make sure that the individual has completed the NRA Basic Instructor Training, which is a minimum of six hours. This course, in concert with the Basic Range Safety Officer’s course, is given to the Chief Range Safety Officer candidate. The Chief Range Safety Officer candidate will receive the Range Safety Officer Lesson Plans and Range Safety Officer Student Packet.