NRA Range Safety Officer Course

The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude that is essential to organize, conduct, and supervise safe shooting activities and gun range operations.

The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. To become a NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

This Oregon NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Course provided by Defensive Firearms Instruction takes place over two 4-hour days.


Course Topics Include

  • Roles and responsibilities of an RSO
  • Range standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Range inspection and range rules
  • Firearm stoppages and malfunctions
  • Range safety briefings and emergency procedures


Students Will Receive

  • RSO Student Study Guide
  • Basic Firearm Training Program Brochure
  • NRA Gun Safety Rules Brochure
  • Course Evaluation Form

Range Safety Officers who have successfully completed this prerequisite course will be qualified to become a Chief Range Safety Officer, someone essential to training and supervising NRA Range Safety Officers and developing range standard operating procedures.

This course does not encompass the functions and responsibilities of a Range Officer, who conducts NRA competitive shooting events as defined by Rule 11.5 of the NRA Rule Books.

NRA membership is not required for this course.


What To Bring

– Valid form of government issued Photo ID
– Notepad
– Pen
– Snacks and drinks

Live firearms and ammunition are not permitted during the course.

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Cost $150.00