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Becoming an RSO

Here are the steps to becoming an Range Safety Officer. Note that you must have an email address and access to a computer.

  1. In your browser window, go to
  2. In the dark blue bar at the top, click FIND A COURSE.
  3. Scroll to the SAFETY category at the bottom and click the box for "NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course."
  4. In the SEARCH area below that, enter your home zip code and approximately how many miles you’re willing to travel for this course.
  5. Click the grey “Search” button to the right.
  6. Select a specific course date/location from the resulting list.
  7. Register for that course. Pay your instructor’s fee. Attend the course. Participate. Pass the written test. Your instructor will then submit your pass/fail to the NRA.
  8. The next weekday, return to Pay your annual NRA Instructor’s fee online--an RSO is regarded as an instructor--and print your RSO credentials.
  9. Contact the PRGC Club Safety Manager at or (530) 409-7224 to request a PRGC range‐specific orientation in order to obtain approval to act as an RSO for that range, along with access keys and/or instructions.
  10. Carry on.

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