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NRA Range Safety Officer Development 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.

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Course Prerequisites

You must be a currently certified NRA instructor in a firearms discipline to participate in this online course. 

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.

What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Development Course
  • The Role of the NRA Range Safety Officer and Range Standard Operating Procedures
  • Range Inspection and Range Rules
  • Range Safety Briefing
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions
  • Test and Review

Completion & Expiration

You must complete all six lessons and a short electronically administered test with a 90% pass rate in order to become a certified Range Safety Officer. If you do not pass the course the first time you will be able to take the test two more times. Once you pass the course you will be directed to receive a completion certificate that you can save as a file and/or print. If you do not pass the exam after the third time and you would like to pursue NRA certification as a Range Safety Officer, you will need to successfully complete a live classroom-based course facilitated by an NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer. You will have access to this program for 90 days from the start of your enrollment date after which access expires.


Registration & Payment

The price of this non-refundable course is $125.00 and payment is accepted via credit card. After the credit transaction is approved you will be automatically registered in this course and you can begin taking the course immediately.


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For questions regarding the NRA Range Safety Officer Development Course, call 703-267-1500 or email [email protected].

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