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The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. To become a NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you 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 Range Officer, who conducts NRA competitive shooting events as defined by Rule 11.5 of the NRA Rule Books.

Become A Range Safety Officer


There are two ways to become a RSO. You can take an Online Course from the NRA if you are currently an NRA Certified Firearm Instructor or you can take a course conducted by a Chief RSO, an individual certified to train NRA Range Safety Officers. The RSO course content consists of RSO's roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and Range Safety Briefings which include procedures to follow in the case of an emergency. RSO's who have successfully completed the course then have the ability to become a Chief Range Safety Officer, someone essential to training and supervising NRA Range Safety Officers and developing range standard operating procedures.

How to Sign Up:


Click the blue button and fill out the registration form through the NRA Training site. Once registered, please pay you $25 deposit in order to reserve your spot and course materials. The deposit is non-refundable but in the case you can not attend, we can reschedule you for the next available class with that deposit. Once you have paid your deposit, we will send you a confirmation the Monday prior to the class. The balance is due in the front office. The office will open at 7:45AM on the date of course for check-in and balance payment. There is an option to pay in full. 

Additional Fees:

There is a NRA Credential Fee associated with receiving your NRA certifications.


If you are not already a member of the NRA, you will be required to become a member with the course instructor. This would require an additional  fee.

Please review the NRA website for their current fee structure. 


"I just attended the Basic Range Safety Officer course and I was really impressed. The instruction/instructor were great and presented a well prepared course. I really learned to look at range/shooting safety from a very different view point; it was a unique perspective that will really help me to be a safer shooter and shooting participant. Thanks!"

-Mark H.


"Scott is a very knowledgeable instructor and make the content enjoyable to learn and interacts with the students during the course. Scott also offers real world experiences throughout the training, which empathizes the material being presented."

-Will C.


"A lot of great information in a very comfortable setting. Look forward to future courses."

-Shelley A.


"The course was some of the best training I have received in a very long time. The instructor was knowledgeable, professional, personable, and displayed the information in a format that was easy to understand. It was my first visit to the gun range and it will definitely not be my last. The staff was friendly and the range was very impressive. I will be taking more courses with this instructor and visiting this range often."

-Rob A.

"Course material was on the dry side. However, the instructor, Scott, did a good job of keeping things interesting. Good timing, informative, and good sense of humor."

-David C.

Next Class will be on May 20, 2017

We will send confirmation emails to all enrollees the Monday prior to the course.

General Information

Course Title:                    NRA Basic Range Safety Officer                                                    Course

Class Date/Time:            Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00 AM

Class End Date/Time:   Saturday May 20, 2017 5:00 PM

Cost:                                   $125.00

Initial Deposit:                 $50.00

Address:                             San Joaquin Rifle & Pistol Range

                                            Classroom 2

                                                 828 S. Hewitt Rd
                                                 Linden, CA 95236

Please Register with the link above, through the NRA website. You do not need to also register through our LGR Academy registration page. To reserve your seat, make sure to visit our SHOP and pay your deposit.  You can also choose to pay in full!                                    

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