April 12th, 2012 08:37 PM
non resident Florida ccw question
Im looking to get my non resident Florida ccw permit and I know a firearms safety course is required, but I was wondering if it has to be a handgun specific course. I completed a NRA Basic Rifle course back in 2008, and I was wondering if that would meet the requirement? I was hoping to save some money and not have to take another course.
April 12th, 2012 09:36 PM
Here ya' go...
Acceptable Training Documentation
Florida law requires you to submit proof of competency with a firearm in order to qualify for a concealed weapon license. A copy of a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION or similar document from any of the following courses or classes is acceptable:
any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or a similar agency in another state;
any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course;
any firearm safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by a law enforcement agency, junior college, college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school, utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association, the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, or the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services;
any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies, or any division or subdivision of law enforcement or security enforcement;
any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a state-certified instructor or by an instructor certified by the National Rifle Association.
The copy of the training certificate/document must be clear and legible. The certificate/document must include your name, your instructor’s name, your instructor’s qualifications/credentials (National Rifle Association instructor, law enforcement firearms instructor, Class “K” Firearm Instructor licensed by the State of Florida, etc.), and your instructor’s license/certification number.
Other acceptable forms of training documentation include the following:
documentary evidence of experience with a firearm obtained through participation in organized shooting competition;
active-duty military personnel may submit copies of any of the following documents that confirm your experience with a firearm gained during your service: military orders including call to active-duty letter; a statement of military service signed by, or at the direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters which identifies you and provides your date of entry on your current active-duty period;
former military personnel can submit switch to loan guaranty service a DD Form 214 reflecting honorable discharge from military service.
DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL TRAINING DOCUMENTS OR OTHER RELATED MATERIALS TO THE DIVISION.
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April 12th, 2012 10:32 PM
Originally Posted by retsupt99
April 13th, 2012 11:43 PM
Even with a well padded DD-214, I still took a NRA Cert Instructor Class for Revolver/Semi-Auto (mostly to drag my son along and observe him) and FL will accept any resaonable NRA Safety/Instruction Course - but, the DD-214 is king!
You can get a very reasonably priced NRA course from most instructors if you call them and work a deal. Which means, they will instruct you and evaluate you, but you cannot be a moron.
Best of luck to ya!
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