NRA Range Safety Officer Certification

Introduction: This course teaches the basic duties a Range Safety Officer performs. It provides a thorough introduction to the role of the Range Safety Officer, range standard operating procedures, range safety briefings, range inspections, emergency procedures and how to clear stoppages and malfunctions.

Aim: To develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.


  • Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course
  • The role of the NRA Range Safety Officer and Range Operating Procedures
  • Range Inspection and Range Rules
  • Range Safety Briefing
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions
  • Test and Review

Ammunition Requirements: None

Gear: Pistol, holster, three magazines, magazine holders, belt, wraparound eye protection, ear protection, rain gear, weapons cleaning kit, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system. (not included).

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.
Developed By: NRA
Trainer: John Pompi
Skill Prerequisites: Current instructor certification or first line supervisor
Number of attendees: Maximum 10
Duration: 1 day (9 Hours – The course length may vary based on instructor/student ratio and student abilities)
Course Cost: $175.00
Certification: Elk River Certification of Completion

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