NRA Range Safety Officer Course

NRA Range Safety Officer Course

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This course is approximately nine hours long, is conducted in a classroom, and may include a Range facility.  NRA Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

What You Will Learn

  • The Roles and Responsibilities of the NRA Range Safety Officer and Range Standard Operating Procedures
  • Range Inspection and Range Rules
  • Range Safety Briefing
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions
  • Test and Review


  • You must successfully pass the test with a 90% pass rate in order to become a certified Range Safety Officer.
  • Upon completion of the course, you must register with the NRA to receive certification, as the certification is issued by the NRA Training Department.  A certification and processing fee is payable to the NRA. The fee for initial certification as an NRA RSO is $30.00 for NRA members and $50.00 for non-NRA members.  All first-time instructors, coaches, and range safety officers pay a flat credentialing fee of $50 for a 2- year term. Additional ratings are added at a rate of $20 per rating. Renewals are $50 for a 2-year term regardless of how many ratings are being renewed.

NRA Member Benefit: Credentialing fees are $30 for a 2- year term. Additional ratings are added at a rate of $10 per rating. Renewals are $30 for a 2-year term regardless of how many ratings are being renewed.

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Materials Received

  • NRA Range Safety Officer Student Study Guide
  • Basic Firearm Training Program Brochure
  • NRA Gun Safety Rules Brochure
  • Instructor Application/Course Evaluation Form

Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

Course Prerequisites

  • You must be a currently certified NRA instructor in a firearms discipline to participate in this course. (e.g. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting)
  • NRA Range Safety Officers should be experienced shooters, involved in many aspects of target shooting, training, and range supervision. The NRA encourages active shooters to learn more and become responsible for the safety of fellow shooters through this program.


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Seacoast Firearms Gift Certificates

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What better way to surprise a loved one, a friend, a spouse but with the gift of safety and personal protection. Order your Gift Certificates in any amount from $50 to $300. Our classes offer peace of mind!  Here are a few ideas below:

•    Firearm Safety Course for a Spouse, Child, Relative, or Friend (MA LTC/FID)
•    $50, $75, $100 or up to $300 towards any Scheduled Class(es)
•    Private, 1 on 1 Firearms Instruction with an Instructor
•    Many more possibilities, be creative!

Purchase a "Gift Certificate" in your loved one's name below, and we will email you the Gift Certificate redeemable towards any scheduled or private class. Please allow 24 hours to receive Gift Certificate in PDF format ready to print. Thank you!

Please note: You do not need a PayPal account to make a purchase.  Simply click on "Pay with Debit or Credit Card?" on the next page and pay with any major credit card.


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Private Firearm Instruction

So, you want to learn how to shoot or just get some valuable pointers on how to improve your stance, grip, offhand shooting, accuracy etc. and you want to do it privately.  We understand life can be hectic sometimes and not everyone can make group classes on weekends or even feel comfortable in a group class.

We do conduct private sessions for individuals, couples, families, businesses or even a group of friends that want to learn and hone their skills.  We can provide sessions during the week (weeknights), and some weekends around your busy schedule. Classroom work is usually completed at our classroom or at a location convenient to you.  Yes, we will come to you (standard travel rates apply), to your home, range or a friend's house, we try to make it easy for you.

Whether using our firearms or yours we can help, all you have to do is contact us and let us know what you want to learn or improve on such as pistol, shotgun, defensive pistol, concealed carry, home defense, use of force or state and federal laws and more. Hourly rate is $75 per hour for up to 2 people + plus ammo cost, contact us today - we hope to hear from you soon.

1-2 People - $75 per hour + ammo cost
3-4 People - $100 per hour + ammo cost
5 or more - $125 per hour + ammo cost

Due to the ammo shortage, Ammo cost changes frequently; as of January 2021, our ammo costs are listed below. Clients can bring their own and are encouraged to do so. Please, for safety reasons, no reloads, remanufactured ammo, or armor piercing.

9mm - $30 per box
.40 S&W - $30 per box
.45 ACP - $30 per box
22LR - $18 per 50 round Box
.223/5.56mm - $35 per box
12 Guage 00 Buck - $15 box of 10 rounds
12 Guage Game Loads 7-1/2 shot - $10 box of 10 rounds

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Basic Pistol Shooting & Safety - FREE

This FREE introductory non-shooting course is 2 hours long and includes classroom time learning firearm safety, handling, proper grip, storage, and maintenance.  Students will learn the rules for safe gun handling and storage; firearm parts and operation; ammunition & components; how to load and unload certain action types; shooting fundamentals; primary causes of firearm accidents; and cleaning the firearm. This non-shooting course teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and explains the mindset necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition.

This class is open to the general public. Seacoast Firearms Training wants everyone to know basic firearm safety.... so come join us -- email for more information.  Registration is required.

This class is also available upon request to groups of 6 or more who wish to learn the basics of gun safety and storage at a cost of $50 per student. Please contact us if interested to schedule a class or to become a Seacoast Firearms Training Partner. This class, as with all our courses, is conducted by a Certified NRA Instructor.

Please Note: This is a Non-Shooting Course conducted in the classroom only.

Please Note: If you need a Certificate as proof of attendance for your gun club, or for whatever reason, we are happy to do so for a fee of $25.

Class Location: TBA