139-37-005 - Certified firearms instructors - Requirements

139-37-005. Certified firearms instructors - Requirements

(1) For the purposes of chapters 139-30, 139-33, and 139-35 WAC, "certified firearms instructor" means any individual who:

(a) Applies for certified firearms instructor certification to the commission on a form prescribed by the commission for such purpose; and

(b) Satisfactorily completes an instructor orientation course regarding the requirements of instruction and testing for firearms certification of private security guards, private investigators, and bail bond recovery agents; and

(c) Has not been convicted of a gross misdemeanor or felony; and has not been convicted of a misdemeanor involving the use or threatened use of a firearm; and has not committed any act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, or corruption, whether the act constitutes a crime or not.

(2) A certified firearms instructor is authorized to conduct an approved program of instruction and testing for firearms certification of private security guards, private investigators, and bail bond recovery agents. The certified firearms instructor shall not be considered an employee, agent, contractor, or representative of the commission.

(3) The commission may monitor and review the program of instruction and testing conducted by a certified firearms instructor for the purpose of determining compliance with the commission's program materials and standards.

(4) Certified firearms instructor status may be revoked by the commission for cause, including, but not limited to:

(a) Misrepresentation of facts on the initial application for certified firearms instructor certification; or

(b) Conviction of a gross misdemeanor or felony; or conviction of a misdemeanor involving the use or threatened use of a firearm; or the commission of any act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, or corruption, whether the act constitutes a crime or not; or

(c) Failure to conduct the armed private guard, armed private investigator, or bail bond recovery agent firearms cer-tification/recertification program as prescribed by the commission; or

(d) Falsification of any documentation or score relating to the firearms certification/recertification program; or

(e) Unsafe firearms handling during the firearms certifi-cation/recertification process.

(5) The commission may require periodic instructor update training at its discretion, but no more frequently than once a year.

(Amended by WSR 14-02-055, filed 12/26/13, effective 1/26/14)

Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. 09-19-073, § 139-37-005, filed 9/16/09, effective 10/17/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080(2). 92-02-042, § 139-37-005, filed 12/24/91, effective 1/24/92.

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