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 attend the entire course and pass the exam. You must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.
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.
This classroom-based course is facilitated by NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer Judi Phelps and consists of classroom time only. Students must be 21 and older to register.
2023 Course Dates: Feb 10 | Jul 16 | Dec 2
Session Length: 9am - 6pm
Q: How long will I have to complete the exam?
A: You will have 60 minutes to complete the 50-question written exam. It is open book.
Q: What is the minimum exam score in order to pass?
A: RSO candidates must achieve an exam score of 90% or higher to earn their certificate.
Q: Is there a shooting qualification?
A: No. This training does not include live-fire.