Range Safety Officer Course


Earn your RSO designation


This course is designed to prepare experienced shooters for the basic duties of a Range Safety Officer (RSO). RSO’s ensure that the users of a range follow range regulations to reduce the potential for personal injury and property damage. RSO’s often have responsibilities to take immediate action when circumstances require it. The RSO is the range’s official on the firing line to ensure safety and to help shooters.

Becoming a Range Safety Officer is a huge responsibility, like becoming an NRA Certified Instructor, with much harder testing and the maintaining of a certification card..


Course Goal:

“To develop Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.”


 Range Safety Officer Basic Lesson Plans:

1. Introduction to Basic Range Safety Officer Course

2. The Role of the Range Safety Officer and SOP’s

3. Range Inspection and Range Rules

4. Range Safety Briefing

5. Emergency Procedures

6. Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions

7. Test and Review



Range Safety Officers should be experienced shooters, involved in many aspects of target shooting, training, and range supervision. ACCWFT encourages active shooters to learn more and become responsible for the safety of fellow shooters through this course. There will be practical exercises with all types of firearms in this course, even if a shooter’s discipline does not require experience with those types.


Course Completion:

Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises conducted during the course. There is a short-written test on the lesson material at the end of the course. A 90% score is required to obtain certification

This is an 8-hour course. And is normally scheduled on a Saturday, however arrangements can be made to conduct RSO training during the week. Please contact us via email if you would like to be added to our RSO Course waiting list.

Course Fee: $150.00