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Durham Pistol & Rifle Club
3973 S. Jim Minor Road Haw River, NC 27258

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NRA Range Safety officer

NRA Range Safety Officer Certification  

NRA Range Safety Course Outline:

  • The Role of a Range Safety Officer

  • The purpose of Standard Operating Procedures

  • Range Layouts and Limits

  • Range Inspection 

  • Range Rules/Safety Briefings

  • How to conduct a Range Safety Briefing

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions

  • How to properly control a shooter on the firing line


  • Pencil, note-taking material


  • Range Safety Officer packet with RSO course book 

  • NRA RSO Patch

Certification Requirements

  • 21 years old or older.
  • Attend the entire course.
  • Participate in discussions and practical exercises.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to organize, conduct, and supervise safe shooting activities and range operations.
  • Achieve an examination score of 90% or higher.
  • Finalize credentialing at and pay required fees.
  • NRA Membership is not required but does make the credentialing process easier. 

This class is conducted primarily within the clubhouse. A range may be used depending upon weather and availability to simulate conducting RSO activities in the range environment. Dress accordingly for the weather on the day of class.

Upon completion of this course students will become NRA Certified Range Safety Officers.

NO live ammunition is allowed in the clubhouse during this class.

Directions to club and amenities

  • Visit Contact page to get driving directions
  • Download printable driving directions from Greensboro / Raleigh
  • Soft drinks and Snacks are available for purchase in the clubhouse. 
  • Restrooms are available in the clubhouse.

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