09B .0226 - SPECIALIZED FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

09B .0226. SPECIALIZED FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

(a) The instructor training course for Specialized Firearms Instructor Training Certification shall consist of a minimum of 50 hours of classroom and range instruction plus time required to complete the tasks associated with Range Operations presented during a continuous period of not more than two weeks.

(b) Each Specialized Firearms Instructor Training course shall be designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to perform the function of a criminal justice firearms instructor in a Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Course or a law enforcement officer in-service firearms training program.

(c) Each applicant for specialized firearms instructor training shall:

(1) have completed the criminal justice instructor training course;

(2) present a written endorsement by either

(A) a certified school director indicating the student may be utilized to instruct firearms in the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course; or

(B) a department head, certified school director, or in-service training coordinator, indicating the student may be utilized to instruct firearms in a law enforcement officer in-service firearms training program; and

(3) Once within 365 days prior to enrollment each prospective student shall demonstrate proficiency during a qualification administered by the North Carolina Justice Academy. To successfully complete this qualification each prospective student shall achieve a minimum score of 92 percent 2 out of 3 times on both the BLET Day and Night Courses of Fire while using a 'Sam Browne' type belt and security holster and agency-issued duty or ballistic-equivalent ammunition,

(d) Each Specialized Firearms Instructor Training course shall include the following identified topic areas and minimum instructional hours for each area:

(1) Orientation/Pretest 2 Hours

(2) Range Operations 2 Hours

(3) Civil Liability 4 Hours

(4) Night Firing 2 Hours

(5) Combat Shooting Classroom and Range 8 Hours

(6) Mental Conditioning 1 Hours

(7) Shotgun Operation and Firing 4 Hours

(8) Service Handgun - Operation and Use 8 Hours

(9) Rifle - Operation and Maintenance 4 Hours

(10) Service Handgun - Maintenance and Cleaning 2 Hours

(11) Range Medical Emergencies 2 Hours

(12) In-Service Firearms Requirements 2 Hours

(13) BLET Lesson Plan Review 1 Hour

(14) Range Drills as defined in the Specialized Firearms Instructor

Training Manual and the Specialized Firearms Instructor Training

Course Management Guide 8 Hours

(15) Completion of tasks associated with Range Operations. Completion of tasks associated with Instructor Practicums hours determined by number of students and instructors:

(A) Conduct a BLET Day Course of Fire

(B) Conduct a BLET Night Course of Fire

(C) Conduct a Long Gun Course of Fire

(D) Develop a Combat Course of Fire

(e) The "Specialized Firearms Instructor Training Manual" published by the North Carolina Justice Academy shall be the curriculum for the Specialized Firearms Instructor Training course. Copies of this publication may be inspected at the:

Criminal Justice Standards Division

North Carolina Department of Justice

1700 Tryon Park Drive

Post Office Drawer 149

Raleigh, North Carolina 27610 and may be obtained at the cost of printing and postage from the Academy at the following address:

North Carolina Justice Academy

Post Office Box 99

Salemburg, North Carolina 28385

(f) The Commission-certified school that is certified to offer the "Specialized Firearms Instructor Training" course is the North Carolina Justice Academy.

(Authority G.S. 17C-6; Eff. May 1, 1986; Amended Eff. July 1, 1989; March 1, 1990; February 1, 1991; August 1, 1995; November 1, 1998; August 1, 2000; August 1, 2006; February 1, 2013; Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 29, Issue 11, December 1, 2014 effective January 1, 2015. Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 25, 2019; Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 35, Issue 15, February 1, 2021 effective January 1, 2021.)

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