Range Safety Officer

The NRA Range Srangesaftyofficerafety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally-recognized range safety officer certification. NRA Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.


CWR Firearms Training is proud to offer Range Safety Officer and Chief Range Safety Officer courses annually throughout the midwest.

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO)

The one day, RSO course consists of: Range Safety Officer’s roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and Range Safety Briefings which include emergency procedures. Candidates must be 21 years of age and receive 90 percent or better on the written exam.  Course fee $100

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)

Certified Range Safety Officers may attend a Chief Range Safety Officer course put on by an NRA Training Counselor who also holds the Chief Range Safety Officer certification. CRSO candidates must have completed the NRA Basic Instructor Training, within two years immediately preceding the CRSO Course. This course, accompanied with the Basic Range Safety Officer’s course, is given to the Chief Range Safety Officer candidate. The Chief Range Safety Officer candidate will receive the Range Safety Officer Lesson Plans and Range Safety Officer Student Packet. This course prepares a range manager or owner to successfully and responsibly operate a range in today’s liability driven society.  2 days. Course fee $225