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This course is the NRA National Certification for NRA RANGE SAFETY OFFICERS required by most ranges for organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. Each successful graduate will receive Range Safety Officer credentials directly from the NRA. 

This course teaches the essential duties an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer performs. It provides a thorough introduction to: the role of Range Safety Officers (RSOs), range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), range safety briefings, range inspection and rules, emergency procedures, and how to clear firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Course length is 9 hours depending on class size. Dress comfortably, this is an indoor-only class suitable for cold weather.

Course cost $130.00. Includes study guides and materials. (Because no-shows waste available spaces in class, a $65 non-refundable deposit is required to ensure your seat)  Contact the Chief Range Safety Officer here for more information. Email contact preferred. Class is limited to 30 spaces. First come, first served.


FlightDeck's number one priority is safety. FlightDeck has a very aggressive safety program designed to educate and train qualified Range Safety Officers (RSOs) to oversee shooting activities. FlightDeck works closely with shooting clubs to provide a safe experience for all, but safety is everyone's responsibility -- both shooters and their guests. We are committed to encourage and ensure safe small arms handling and storage practices and good sportsmanship. View the safety information below.

General Range Safety Rules

1. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
2. Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.
3. Keep finger straight and off the trigger until you are on the target.
4. Keep the firearm on safe until you intend to fire.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Hearing protection is mandatory for all personnel
  • Double hearing protection is required on all covered firing lines
  • Eye protection will be worn by all personnel
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