NRA Launches Online Range Safety Officer Training Course

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NRA Launches Online Range Safety Officer Training Course

The NRA is now offering an online training course for its Range Safety Officer program. Combining instructional screens with audio narration, the course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations from the comfort of your home.

The online course is available to anyone who currently possess a valid NRA Firearms Instructor certification or NRA Coach appointment. Individuals without a trainer rating must attend the in-person Range Safety Officer course consisting of both classroom time and practical exercises on a range.

"Range Safety Officers are instrumental in helping ensure safe firearms practices during shooting sports activities," said Managing Director of NRA's Education and Training Division Bill Poole. "This program encourages experienced shooters to learn more about firearms safety and become responsible for the safety of fellow shooters."

Upon signing up for the online course, Students have 24/7 access to the program and electronic course materials for 90 days. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting and will save progress if a student exits and returns later.

The online Range Safety Officer course consists of six lessons:

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

Students must complete all six lessons and a short electronically administered test in order to become a certified Range Safety Officer. Once the test has been passed, newly certified Range Safety Officers will receive an electronic completion certificate that can be printed or saved to a computer.

The NRA Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally-recognized range safety officer certification. More than 54,000 NRA Range Safety Officers are involved in aspects of target shooting, training, and range supervision around the United States.

Visit for more information on the NRA Range Safety Officers and to sign up for and access the course.