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NRA Range Safety Officer Course Description

Course Description

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.

Course 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.


    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

Online Course Delivery

This course is taken and completed online using a computer.  You can take the course at any time, 24/7 from any computer using your log-in and password.  If you exit the course before completing it, when you return you can pick up where you left off.  This course is comprised of instructional screens combined with audio narration that serves as the voice of the instructor.  

Technical Requirements

Most computers will already come with the software required to take this course.

    • Adobe Flash Player - at least version 10
    • JavaScript must be enabled on your browser - this feature is enabled by default in most computer browsers
    • Browsers: Internet Explorer 9 or above, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera
    • Audio playback capability
    • Adobe PDF Reader

If you want to verify that your computer meets the technical requirements, use the automated “System Compatibility Checker” located on the front page.

Course Materials & Resources

All the materials for this course are electronic and are saved in the Adobe PDF file format.  If you do not have the Adobe PDF files reader go to: http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Once you start the program you will be directed where to easily locate all of your materials for this course.  The cost of the course materials are part of the course fee and are not extra.

Course Completion

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.  

Course Expiration

You will have access to this program for 90 days from the start of your enrollment date after which access expires.

Course Disclaimer

It is important to note that The National Rifle Association does NOT certify or in any way approve ranges or range designs for any purpose. While every effort has been made to provide up-to-date technical information, this online course is in no way to be used as a substitute for, or in lieu of, consultation with architects, engineers, and attorneys who should be called upon to make specific recommendations for individual range design, construction, and use of shooting ranges.

You must be a legal citizen of the United States in order to take this course.

I affirm the following:

    • I am a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident of the United States;
    • I am not an employee of any foreign corporation, business association, partnership, trust, society or any other entity or group that is not incorporated or organized to do business in the United States, or any international organization, foreign government or any agency or subdivision of a foreign government (e.g., diplomatic mission); and
    • I may lawfully attend this school and lawfully receive assistance, training, data and information regarding firearm ranges; I have read and understand the requirements and restrictions on attending this training and the information I have provided is true and accurate.

Course Registration and Payment

Price:  $125.00

Payment for this course is conducted using a credit card. After the credit transaction is approved you will be automatically registered in this course and you can begin taking the course immediately.

Refund Policy: This course is non-refundable.


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