Sec. 4250 - DOJ Certified Instructor Qualifications and Application Information

§ 4250. DOJ Certified Instructor Qualifications and Application Information

(a) Department of Justice ("the Department" or DOJ) Certified Instructor applicants must have a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE) issued pursuant to Penal Code section 26710. Initial applicants must also submit a copy of their training certification from one of the following:

(1) Department of Consumer Affairs, State of California-Firearm Training Instructor.

(2) Director of Civilian Marksmanship, Instructor or Rangemaster.

(3) Federal Government, Certified Rangemaster or Firearm Instructor.

(4) Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Firearm Instructor Training Program or Rangemaster.

(5) United States Military, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) as marksmanship or firearms instructor. Assignment as Range Officer or Safety Officer is not sufficient.

(6) National Rifle Association-Certified Instructor, Law Enforcement Instructor, Rangemaster, or Training Counselor.

(7) Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), State of California-Firearm Instructor or Rangemaster.

(8) Authorization from a State of California accredited school to teach a firearm training course.

(9) Training deemed similar or equivalent by the Department pursuant to section 4259 of these regulations.

(b) The Department shall consider the circumstances of any prior suspension or revocation of an Instructor Certificate in determining whether the applicant meets the minimum level of skill, knowledge, and competency required by Penal Code section 31635.

(c) Initial and renewal applications must be completed and submitted:

(1) Manually on a DOJ Certified Instructor Application, BOF 037 (Rev. 01/2015), which is incorporated by reference or

(2) Electronically via the internet through the Firearms Certification System.

(d) A DOJ Certified Instructor's certification is valid for five years provided he or she maintains a valid COE. To remain valid, a COE must be renewed annually.

(1. New chapter 9 (articles 1-5, sections 4250-4259), article 1 (sections 4250-4251) and section filed 3-9-2015 as an emergency; operative 3-9-2015 (Register 2015, No. 11). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-8-2015 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 2. New chapter 9 (articles 1-5, sections 4250-4259), article 1 (sections 4250-4251) and section refiled 8-31-2015 as an emergency; operative 8-31-2015 (Register 2015, No. 36). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-30-2015 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 3. New chapter 9 (articles 1-5, sections 4250-4259), article 1 (sections 4250-4251) and section refiled 11-23-2015 as an emergency; operative 11-23-2015 (Register 2015, No. 48). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-22-2016 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 4. Certificate of Compliance as to 11-23-2015 order, including amendment of section, transmitted to OAL 2-9-2016 and filed 3-23-2016; amendments operative 3-23-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2016, No. 13).)

Note: Authority cited: Sections 26710 and 31635, Penal Code. Reference: Sections 26710, 29800, 29805, 29810, 29815, 29820, 29825 and 31635, Penal Code; Sections 8100 and 8103, Welfare and Institutions Code; 18 U.S.C. § 922(d) and (g); and Title 27, Part 478.32, Code of Federal Regulations.

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