Chief Range Safety Officer

Add more credibility, and help your club reduce liability by participating in the NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Program.

Cost: $180.00     CRSO Payment Page

Duration: 9 hours + 6 hours BIT

Class Size (min/max): 4/8

Upcoming Classes:


Course Goal: To Develop the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to training and supervising NRA range safety officers and developing range standard operating procedures.

Prerequisite: Candidates must be an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer before being admitted to this course.

Course Overview:

Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer training. Sessions include standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and complete an open book exam. Students will receive NRA Basic Range Safety Officer lesson plans, basic student packet and basic course presentation CD.

The NRA Chief Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally-recognized range safety officer certification. NRA Chief Range Safety Officers are people who 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 Chief Range Officer, who conducts NRA competitive shooting events as defined by Rule 11.5 of the NRA Rule Books.

NRA Chief Range Safety Officers must be 21 years of age or older.

How does one become a certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officer?

Those individuals who do not hold a trainer rating must attend a Range Safety Officer course. Range Safety Officer courses are conducted by Chief Range Safety Officers. (“Chief Range Safety Officers” are those individuals certified to train NRA Range Safety Officers.) The Range Safety Officer course is a nine-hour course that consists of classroom time and practical exercises conducted on a range. Range Safety Officer candidates will receive the Range Safety Officer Student Packet.

How does one become a Chief Range Safety Officer

Certified Range Safety Officers may attend a Chief Range Safety Officer course put on by the Mid America Training Counselor staff who also holds the Chief Range Safety Officer certification.  The Chief Range Safety Officer candidate will receive the Range Safety Officer Lesson Plans and Range Safety Officer Student Packet.