Become A Range Safety Officer
There are two ways to become a RSO. You can take an Online Course from the NRA if you are currently an NRA Certified Firearm Instructor or you can take a course conducted by a Chief RSO, an individual certified to train NRA Range Safety Officers. The RSO course content consists of RSO's roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and Range Safety Briefings which include procedures to follow in the case of an emergency. RSO's who have successfully completed the course then have the ability to become a Chief Range Safety Officer, someone essential to training and supervising NRA Range Safety Officers and developing range standard operating procedures.
If you possess a valid NRA Firearm Instructor certification or NRA Coach appointment in one of the NRA's training programs you can take NRA's Online RSO Course! Students must complete all six lessons and a short electronically administered test with a 90% pass rate in order to be certified as a NRA Range Safety Officer. The course costs $125 and students have 90 days from the start of enrollment to complete the course.
If you aren't already an NRA Instructor, attend a live classroom-based course facilitated by an NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer. The nine-hour course consists of classroom time and practical exercises conducted on a range. Click here and find a NRA Basic Range Safety Officer course near you by searching under the Safety category.