Sturgis RSO & CRSO

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Date(s) - 09/15/2017 - 09/17/2017
All Day


The name of the course is Chief Range Safety Officer.  Most of you know that a Basic Range Safety Officer course is to train the range officer regarding safety rules that apply to users of a shooting range.  If you are a certified NRA Instructor in any of the firearms disciplines then you can take the Basic RSO class on line.  If you are NOT an NRA firearm instructor and desire to become an NRA Basic Range Safety Officer you must obtain the training in an instructor led (face-to-face) class.


The Chief Range Safety Officer course deals more with administrative matters.

For example, a CRSO is trained in how to write policies, procedures, rules and regulations about how a range is administered or operated.  In a non-profit club range management role the CRSO would prepare the policies, rules, etc. and present them to the elected board for approval and adoption.

In a commercial range operation the presentation would be to the owner(s) for approval.


The CRSO role also includes the authority to teach the Basic RSO class to club members, employees or the public.


If a new range is being developed or an existing range is being ex paned the CRSO should be included in the planning phase since it would fall to his responsibility to train new and existing RSO's in the procedures of operation and safety.  You are not required to be a member of a range or a commercial operation to provide Chief Range Safety Officer services.


Prerequisites:  Must be a current Basic Range Safety Officer.  Must also take the BIT class in advance of the CRSO course.


For those of you that are currently a certified firearms instructor and have taken the BIT during the past two years, or have taught an NRA firearms class during the prior two years, you are not required to repeat the BIT.   

Cost:  Basic Range Safety Officer         $100

          BIT                                               $  75

          Chief Range Safety Officer          $125

Dates & Times:

          Basic RSO                    Friday evening, September 15, 2017

          BIT                                Saturday, September 16, 2017  All day

          Chief RSO                    Sunday, September 17, 2017     All day

Location:  To Be Announced (hopefully Sturgis Extension Classroom)

NOTE:  There are no range activities for any of these three segments. 

As always we have a minimum number of students required to hold the class.  Please notify me as-soon-as-possible if you are planning to take this class.  

And don't hesitate to call me with any questions.




Dayle Hammock