Range Safety Officer


Add more credibility, and help your club reduce liability by participating in the NRA Range Safety Officer Program.

What is an 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.

  • NRA Range Safety Officers must be 21 years of age or older.

The Range Safety Officer 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.

How does one become a certified NRA Range Safety Officer?

  • Individuals who currently possess a valid NRA Firearms Instructor certification or NRA Coach appointmentin one of the NRA’s firearms training programs have the option of taking the Range Safety Officer course in person or online with the NRA.
  • Those individuals who do not hold a trainer rating must attend a Range Safety Officer course held by Byrne Firearms Training.

Course Fee $100 with a $25 deposit due at registration

Private Course Fee $125 with a $25 deposit due at registration

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