NRA Announces Range Development and Operations Online Course

posted on June 10, 2024
NRA Rangelede

Your National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is pleased to announce the release of its most recent update to the NRA Range Development and Operations Online Course. The course is comprised of 12 lessons, including a new module with an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it pertains to shooting ranges.

"ADA is an important, often overlooked, topic for range owners to be aware of,” said Joe Logar, national manager of NRA Adaptive Shooting Programs. “The overview in the updated Range Development and Operations Online Course provides enough information to be valuable for clubs and ranges, without being overwhelming.”

This online course is designed to educate potential and current range owners and operators in identifying potential problems associated with range development, environmental issues, and safety. Students will receive a multidisciplinary perspective on major topics such as:

  • Indoor Range Construction
  • Outdoor Range Construction
  • Environmental Management
  • Sound Abatement
  • Community Relations
  • ADA Compliance
  • Ventilation
  • Funding/Grants

"NRA Range Services is pleased to offer this up-to-date online learning opportunity for new and potential range owners,” said Liz Bush, managing director of NRA Community Engagement. "This revised online course expands NRA’s educational offerings while giving range facilitators the tools they need to maintain the highest level of safety possible."

Initiatives like these support hunters and hunting all over the country. Lessening the educational barriers to entry for opening a shooting range or keeping one open helps create and maintain the places where hunters can take their first steps in the sport, or continue to hone their skills in the offseason. Likewise, having it accessible online increases the nationwide reach of the program, from more populated areas to the sparse and rural. 

Registration for the online course is $300, which includes downloads of all course materials and a copy of the NRA Range Source Book on USB. Visit to get started.


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