The NRA Range Safety Officer Class is designed for enthusiastic and experienced shooters  who would like to be able to put their knowledge and skills to work as a range officer at a club, range or a shooting event.

Full Description: Prospective NRA Range Safety Officers Candidates are people who possess the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and firing range operations. Candidates must be over the age of 21 and should be experienced shooters that are involved in many aspects of target shooting, firearms training and range supervision. Becoming an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer will help to expand your already extensive knowledge of firearms safety and allow you to share it with fellow shooting enthusiasts. Once certified you will become a valuable asset to your shooting club, organization and fellow shooters. Range Safety Officer Candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

This class includes the following materials:

NRA RSO Student Study Guide


Standard Operating Procedures


NRA RSO Completion Certificate

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, NRA Rifle Shooting Handbook

Register for this Class

$100 Due in full at time of registration

Upcoming classes:

DayStart DateTimeSpaces
SatAugust 27, 20228:00 AM-5:00 PM14
SunNovember 20, 20228:00 AM-5:00 PM15

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, NRA, Certified InstructorAccreditation: Red Dot Arms provides comprehensive training courses with Certified NRA Instructors. This class is NRA Certified and meets all NRA firearms safety guidelines.

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Cost: $100

Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable, but transferable.

Length: 9 Hours

This class consists of 9 hours of classroom instruction.  No shooting is involved in this class.

Prerequisites: None

Although this is an advanced class, there is no prerequisite for this class.

Skill Level

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Class, Goals

To prepare the student for the responsibility of becoming a National Rifle Association Certified Range Safety Officer.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Age Requirements

Any age may attend, but those under 21 must be accompanied by participating parent or guardian.  Student under 21 will not be able to get their certifcate until their 21st birthday.  We recommend prospective students under 21 years of age please contact us at

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Prerequisites

Although there are no official prerequisites for this class, this is a more advanced class most suited to seasoned and experienced shooting sports enthusiasts. Prospective students should be familiar with the basic rules of firearms and range safety, and have a working knowledge of handguns, rifles, shotguns and ammunition.

Things that you should bring to the class!

  • A notebook and pens, a laptop or tablet for taking notes.
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • No firearms or ammunition will be needed.
  • Concealed carry holders may wear their carry gun, please keep it concealed!
  • Hat with a brim (ball cap).
  • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Bring your own lunch & snacks
Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Qualifications, Fitness

For the purpose of your safety and accommodating special needs participants, please contact us at if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • Pregnancy, mental handicap, physical handicap, disabled, visually impaired, under the influence of prescription drugs, under the influence of illegal drugs and/or under the influence of alcohol

I am a new shooter, would this be a good class for me to take?

No, this class is most suited for people with a good level of firearms use and range experience.

Is there any shooting involved in this class?

No, you will not be doing any shooting, but may observe others shooting at the range

Do I need to bring a firearm and ammunition to this class?

No firearm or ammunition will be necessary.

Do I need a prior certification to join this class?

No prior certification is necessary; however, a thorough understanding of firearms and firearm safety is preferred.

I am not yet 21 years of age, may I participate in this class?

Yes you may participate in the class: however, you will not be able to receive your certificate until your 21st birthday.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Disclaimer


FOID Statement: Illinois residents that will be TRANSPORTING their own firearm to and from the class/range must be in possession of a valid FOID/CCL card, and be of legal age, 21 for handguns, and 18 for long guns.  A FOID card is not required to participate in the class. Out of state residents need to follow the age requirements and have a valid ID.

We reserve the right to dismiss any student for unsafe behavior and/or failure to follow instructions. No refund will be offered.