NRA RANGE SAFETY OFFICER & CHIEF RSO COURSES

RANGE SAFETY OFFICER

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NOTE TO CRSO CANDIDATES:  Certification as an RSO is a prerequisite to the CRSO course.  We run RSO the day before CRSO begins.  Package pricing is available!


The goal of the NRA's Range Safety Officer Course is to develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, & attitude essential to organizing, conducting, & supervising safe shooting activities & range operations.
 

This non-shooting course is one full day.  


Prerequisite:  You must be at least 21 years old with a solid background in safety & shooting.


Lessons in the NRA Range Safety Officer course include:


  • Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course
    • Overview of NRA's Range Safety Officer Course
    • The procedure for becoming an NRA Range Safety Officer
    • The goal of the NRA Range Safety Officer Course
    • Certification Requirements

 

  • The Role of the NRA Range Safety Officer & Range Standard Operating Procedures
    • The role of the Range Safety Officer (RSO)
    • The role of the Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)
    • Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)


  • Range Inspection & Range Rules
    • How to properly inspect an indoor range
    • How to properly inspect an outdoor range
    • The 4 types of Shooting Range Rules & how each type applies to the handling & use of guns
      • NRA Gun Safety Rules
      • General Range Rules
      • Site-Specific Range Rules
      • Administrative Rules
    • Enforcement of Range Rules


  • Range Safety Briefing
    • The purpose of a Range Safety Briefing
    • Information needed to conduct a Range Safety Briefing
    • Firing Line Commands
    • Range Safety Briefing Practical Exercise


  • Emergency Procedures
    • The purpose of having Emergency Procedures
    • Identify the steps to take during an emergency
    • Emergency Procedures Practical Exercise


  • Firearm Stoppages & Malfunctions
    • The difference between a stoppage & a malfunction
    • Types of ammunition malfunctions
    • How to safely take a gun form a shooter
    • Clearing Common Stoppages Practical Exercise

You will need to provide:             


  • A notebook            
  • A pen & highlighter  

CHIEF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER

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The goal of the NRA's Chief Range Safety Officer Course is to develop NRA Chief Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, & attitude  necessary to conduct the NRA Range Safety Officer Course.

 

This non-shooting class consists of 3 parts over 2-3 days:

  • Range Safety Officer Training - If you are already an NRA RSO, please let us know.  This will shorten the class by a day & reduce your course fee.  We will need a copy of your RSO certificate.


  • Basic Instructor Training (BIT) (if necessary) -  If you have taken BIT within the last 2 years, please let us know.  This will reduce your class by one day. If it has been longer than 2 years, you will need to take it again.


  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Training 


Prerequisites:  


          You must be an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer (RSO).  


                    If you do not hold this certification, it is scheduled for the the day                      before this class.  Contact us for package pricing.


Lessons in the NRA Chief Range Safety Officer course include:


  • Introduction of NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course Outline & Lesson Plans


  • The Role of the Chief Range Safety Officer & Range Standard Operating Procedures


  • Teaching NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course Lesson I & II:  Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course, The Role of the NRA Range Safety Officer, & Range Standard Operating Procedures


  • Teaching NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course Lesson III:  Range Inspections & Range Rules


  • Teaching NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course Lesson IV:  Range Safety Briefing


  • Teaching NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course Lesson V: Emergency Procedures


  • Teaching NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course Lesson VI: Gun Stoppages & Malfunctions


You will need to provide: 


  • A notebook
  • A pen & different colored highlighter than you used in RSO
  • A 1-1/2" 3-ring binder 

Reminders:

For RSO Candidates:

Students are not allowed to bring firearms to this class.


Ladies:  If you are pregnant or nursing, we will require a written doctor's authorization allowing you to shoot & handle ammunition. 


Only "dummy" ammunition is allowed in the classroom.


Class Materials & Lunch are included in the course fee.  


There is a (minimum) non-refundable $50.00 deposit required for registration.  If you are unable to attend the class after registering, this deposit will be applied to your next registration.


While you will see classes set up in the calendar, our schedule is flexible.  Please contact us if you have a specific date in mind & a different class is listed.  We will try to work with your schedule.


Family, Group, & Multi-Class Discounts are available.  Gift certificates are available.




For CRSO Candidates:

Package pricing includes the NRA Range Safety Officer Class, BIT (if necessary), the CRSO Course, Course Materials, & Lunches.  


For your convenience, the RSO class is offered the day before CRSO course. They are offered once per month.


If you have already taken the RSO class, let us know.  This will reduce your course fee & save you a day.  


If you have had BIT within the last 2 years, this will reduce your time by a day. (We don't charge for BIT, so, no, it won't save you any on the class fee.  Sorry...) 


Only "dummy" ammunition is allowed in the classroom.   


A minimum of 4 people must register in order for an Instructor class to hold.  Registration ends 72 hours before the class starts.             


NRA Processing/Certification Fees are not included.  You will pay this directly to the NRA after your class is completed.    


  • Fees for your first NRA Instructor certification are $30 for NRA Members & $50 for Non-NRA Members.
  • Additional NRA Instructor certifications are $10 for NRA Members & $20 for Non-NRA Members.
  • Certifications are valid for 2 years.  All certifications will expire on the same date.  
  • Re-certification fees are a flat $30 for NRA Members & $50 for Non-NRA Members.  (You do NOT have to take the class again.)       

There is a $50 (minimum) non-refundable deposit required for registration.  If you are unable to attend the class after registering, this deposit will be applied to your next registration.   

JOIN THE NRA

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If you would like to join the NRA, you may click on the link to the left to go to the NRA website or you may sign up during your class.  Either way, you'll save $10 off the regular sign-up fee.  This $10 discount is in addition to the many benefits of belonging to the NRA.

  
What are the benefits of joining the NRA? 


  • Discounts at over 6,000 hotels & motels nationwide
  • Discounts at several different car rental companies
  • Discounts at many other companies such as LifeLock, mortgage/real estate/moving services
  • Discounts at TLC Laser Eye Centres
  • Invitation to apply for No Annual Fee Visa® card with 0% intro APR
  • Legislative updates
  • Subscription to your choice of four award-winning NRA membership magazines
  • 24/7 defense of your firearm freedoms

For NRA Instructor Candidates:  Your NRA Certification Fees will be less!