NRA Range Safety Officer Training

National Rifle Association (NRA)

Range Safety Officer (RSO) Class



Varying, this course is run at different locations within Buncombe, Madison and Yancey counties (North Carolina). If you have 5 or more students, we can come to your location, please contact Kevin for more information and coordination.



This is a mandatory class for anyone wanting to become a certified NRA Range Safety Officer.



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 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 program is all classroom, participants should come to class with an open mind and a good attitude in to interact with fellow students.


Training day is 8 to 9 hours, 8:30 am to 5:00 or 5:30pm, with 30 minutes for lunch. It is highly recommend that you bring your lunch as you will have no options within 15 mins of the range. It is also recommended you have snacks, some will be available such as power bars and granola bars. Otherwise, please bring your own.


**Course can be broken into two 4.5 hour days upon request, must have a minimum of 5 participants for this option. **

Length & Price: 1 day. $125.

Topics, Concepts and Skills:

  • The Role of the NRA Range Safety Officer and Range Standard Operating Procedures
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Development Course
  • Range Inspection and Range Rules
  • Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions
  • Range Safety Briefing


Prerequisites and Physical Requirements

  1. Students must possess the physical strength and stamina to sit in a classroom.


Required Equipment

  • Note taking materials (pen, paper and highlighter)

Teaching Style:

At Blue Ridge Marksmanship, we help you to gain a better understanding for your firearm. We help your gun handling abilities improve and we teach you ‘a way’ to shoot. There are millions of ways to fire a gun and hit a target, we will help you find the best one for you, not hammer you into ‘the way’ to shoot.

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