section .0900 – trainer certificate
14B NCAC 16 .0901 REQUIREMENTS FOR A FIREARMS TRAINER
(a) Firearms trainer applicants
(1) meet the minimum standards established by
Rule .0703 of this Chapter;
(2) have a minimum of one year of supervisory
experience in security with a contract security company or proprietary security
organization, or one year of experience with any federal, state, county or
municipal law enforcement agency;
(3) attain a 90 percent score on a firearm's
prequalification course approved by the Board and the Secretary of Public
Safety, with a copy of the firearm's course certificate to be kept on file in
the administrator's office;
a training course approved by the Board and the Secretary of Public Safety which
shall consist of a minimum of 40 hours of classroom and practical range
training in handgun and shotgun safety and maintenance, range operations, night
firearm training, control and safety procedures, and methods of handgun and
(5) pay the certified trainer application fee
established in Rule .0903(a)(1) of this Section; and
(6) successfully complete the requirements of
the Unarmed Trainer Certificate set forth in Rule .0909 of this Section.
(b) The applicant's score on the prequalification course
set forth in Subparagraph (a)(3) of this Rule is valid for 180 days after
completion of the course.
(c) In lieu of completing the training course set forth in
Subparagraph (a)(4) of this Rule, an applicant may submit to the Board a
current Criminal Justice Specialized Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training
(d) In lieu of Subparagraphs (a)(2) and (4) of this Rule,
an applicant may establish that the applicant satisfies the conditions set
forth in G.S. 93B-15.1(a) for firearm instruction and two years of verifiable
experience within the past five years in the U.S. Armed Forces as a firearms
(e) All applicants subject to Paragraphs (c) and (d) of
this Rule shall comply with the provisions of Subparagraph (a)(3), pay the
application amount as set forth in Rule .0903 of this Section, and complete the
eight-hour course given by the Board on rules and regulations.
(f) In addition to the requirement of Section .0200 of this
Chapter, an applicant for a firearms trainer certificate who is the spouse of
an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces shall establish that the applicant
satisfies the conditions set forth in G.S. 93B-15.1(b).
(g) A Firearms Trainer Certificate expires two years after
the date of issuance.
History Note: Authority G.S. 74C-5; 74C-9; 74C-13;
Eff. June 1, 1984;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2014; October 1, 2013; December 1,
2008; January 1, 2008; August 1, 2004; November 1, 1991;
Transferred and Recodified from 12 NCAC 07D .0901 Eff.
July 1, 2015;
Amended Eff. October 1, 2015.