SUBCHAPTER 9F ‑ CONCEALED HANDGUN TRAINING

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ CONCEALED HANDGUN TRAINING PROGRAM

 

 

12 NCAC 09F .0101           PURPOSE

In order to ensure a minimum level of familiarization and proficiency in specific topical areas for citizens who lawfully carry handguns concealed, the Commission establishes these rules for the concealed handgun training program and the administration of the program.

 

History Note:        Temporary Adoption Eff. November 1, 1995;

Authority G.S. 14‑415.12; 14‑415.13; 1995 S.L., c. 507 s. 22;

Eff. May 1, 1996.

 

 

12 NCAC 09F .0102           TOPICAL AREAS

The course entitled "Concealed Carry Handgun Training" shall consist of eight hours of instruction and shall include the following identified topical areas:

(1)           Legal Issues (two hours):  The student shall be able to demonstrate a general knowledge of North Carolina law on concealed handguns, handgun safety, and use of deadly force.  The instructor shall use the lesson plan produced by the North Carolina Justice Academy.  The instructor shall determine the student's level of understanding of the relevant legal issues by a written examination.

(2)           Handgun Nomenclature:  The students shall be able either verbally or in writing to list the primary parts of their personal handguns.

(3)           Handgun Safety:  The students shall be able to:

(a)           list at least four rules of safe gun handling and demonstrate all of these procedures during range exercises;

(b)           list four methods of safely storing a handgun and choose the method most appropriate for their personal use;

(c)           describe safety issues relating to the safe carry of a handgun; and

(d)           determine the proper storage of their handguns when there are minors in the home.

(4)           Handgun Fundamentals:  The students shall be able to:

(a)           demonstrate how to properly load both a revolver and a semiautomatic handgun;

(b)           demonstrate how to properly unload both a revolver and a semiautomatic handgun;

(c)           describe the operational characteristics of their handguns; and

(d)           successfully complete a proficiency test administered by the instructor as prescribed in 12 NCAC 09F .0105.

(5)           Marksmanship Fundamentals:  The student shall be able to:

(a)           demonstrate a proper handgun grip;

(b)           demonstrate either the Weaver or Isosceles Stance;

(c)           describe the elements of sight alignment and sight picture; and

(d)           demonstrate trigger control in a dry fire exercise.

(6)           Presentation Techniques:  The students shall be able to demonstrate the draw or presentation with their handguns.

(7)           Cleaning and Maintenance:  The students shall be able to:

(a)           demonstrate how to "field strip" the handguns if their handguns can be field stripped;

(b)           describe how to perform a "Function Check" on their personal handguns; and

(c)           based on the manufacturer's recommendations, list the lubrication points of their specific handguns.

(8)           Ammunition:  The students shall be able to list the four components of handgun ammunition.

(9)           Proficiency Drills:  The students shall be able to:

(a)           demonstrate how to properly check a handgun in order to ensure that it is safe;

(b)           demonstrate how to fire a handgun from a ready position;

(c)           demonstrate the ability to fire a handgun from various distances; and

(d)           successfully complete a proficiency test administered by the instructor as prescribed in 12 NCAC 09F .0105(7).

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 14‑415.12;

Temporary Adoption Eff. November 1, 1995;

Eff. May 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2013; May 1, 2004.

 

12 NCAC 09F .0103           APPROVAL OF COURSES

(a)  An approved course is one that:

(1)           meets or exceeds the criteria as specified in Rule .0102 of this Section;

(2)           is certified or sponsored by one of the agencies listed in G.S. 14‑415.12(a)(4)(a), (b), and (c); and

(3)           is approved by the Commission.

(b)  The Commission shall review and ensure that submitted courses meet or exceed the general guidelines as specified in Rule .0102 of this Section.

(c)  Courses submitted for review shall be submitted by the instructor who is to deliver the instruction by mailing the course to the Commission.

(d)  Any modification of an approved course shall be submitted for approval and approved prior to the delivery of any such modified course and shall be submitted by the instructor who is to deliver the instruction by mailing the course to the Commission.

 

History Note:        Temporary Adoption Eff. November 1, 1995;

Authority G.S. 14‑415.12;

Eff. May 1, 1996.

 

 

 

12 NCAC 09F .0104           INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS

(a)  Instructors shall meet the following qualifications for approval to deliver the "Concealed Carry Handgun Training" course:

(1)           the instructor shall hold one of the following certifications:

(a)           "Specific Instructor Certification-Firearms" issued by the Commission;

(b)           Private Protective Services Firearms Trainer Certification; or

(c)           "Firearms Instructor Certification" in Personal Protection, Basic Pistol, or Police Firearms issued by the National Rifle Association;

(2)           the instructor shall hold a certificate issued by the North Carolina Justice Academy showing successful completion of the course on "Laws Governing Concealed Handgun and Use of Deadly Force;"

(3)           the instructor shall be eligible to receive or possess a firearm under Federal and North Carolina State Law; and

(b)  The instructor shall notify the Criminal Justice Standards Division of all court orders, domestic violence orders of protection, and criminal offenses for which the instructor is charged which would prohibit the instructor from being eligible to receive or possess a firearm under Federal and North Carolina State Law. The notifications required under this Paragraph must be in writing, must specify the nature of the offense, the court in which the case is being handled, the date of arrest, court order, domestic violence order of protection or criminal charge.  The notification required under this Paragraph must be received by the Criminal Justice Standards Division within 10 days of the date of the court order, domestic violence order of protection, arrest or criminal charge.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 14-415.12;

Temporary Adoption Eff. November 1, 1995;

Eff. May 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2005; May 1, 2004.

 

12 NCAC 09F .0105           INSTRUCTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

In delivering the "Concealed Carry Handgun Training" course the instructor shall:

(1)           file a copy of the proposed firearms course description, outline, and proof of instructor certification along with a written request to conduct the "Concealed Carry Handgun Training" course for approval by the Commission prior to delivery of any instruction under G.S. 14-415.12;

(2)           file a copy of any modification(s);

(3)           be issued by Commission staff a quantity of certificates as requested by the instructor for course participants which shall bear the instructor's name, the instructor's assigned number, be sequentially numbered, and bear the raised seal by the Commission;

(4)           affix the student's name to one certificate and issue that certificate to the student who successfully completes the "Concealed Carry Handgun Training" course;

(5)           conduct the training consistent with the guidelines as established in 12 NCAC 09F .0102;

(6)           administer a written examination to the student on the legal issues block of instruction to demonstrate that the student is knowledgeable in the laws of this State governing the carrying of a concealed handgun and the use of deadly force; and

(7)           administer a proficiency examination which shall demonstrate that the student is competent in the actual firing and safe handling of a handgun. Such examination shall include the following:

(a)           The student shall fire 30 rounds of ammunition at a bulls-eye or silhouette target from three, five and seven yard distances;

(b)           At each yard distance the student shall fire ten rounds;

(c)           21 of the 30 rounds fired by the student must hit the target.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 14-415.12; 14-415.13;

Temporary Adoption Eff. November 1, 1995;

Eff. May 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2004.

 

12 NCAC 09F .0106           SANCTIONS

(a)  The Commission shall suspend an approved course when the Commission finds that the course has failed to meet or maintain the required standards for approval.

(b)  The Commission shall deny or suspend the certification of instructor status when the Commission finds that the instructor:

(1)           has failed to meet or maintain the required course and instruction standards approved by the Commission as set forth in 12 NCAC 09F .0102;

(2)           has failed to submit modification of courses or change in instructor status;

(3)           has submitted any non-sufficient funds check;

(4)           has falsified any successful completion of an approved course;

(5)           has distributed any certificate provided by the Commission without the named permittee undertaking the approved course from that instructor;

(6)           has taught any "Concealed Carry Handgun Training Program" course or approved certification while the instructor's certification was suspended by the Commission; or

(7)           is ineligible to receive and possess a firearm under Federal or North Carolina State Law.

(c)  Instructors who have lost certified status subject to Subparagraphs (1), (2), or (3) of Paragraph (b) of this Rule may reapply for certification upon documentation of compliance after one year has elapsed from the date of suspension of the instructor's certification by the Commission. Instructors who have lost certified status subject to Subparagraphs (4), (5), (6), or (7) of Paragraph (b) of this Rule may have their certification suspended or permanently revoked by the Commission.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 14-415.12; 14-415.13;

Temporary Adoption Eff. November 1, 1995;

Eff. May 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2007; September 1, 2005; May 1, 2004.

 

12 NCAC 09F .0107           FILING AND FEES

(a)  Each instructor of an approved course shall file with the Commission a copy of the firearms course description, outline, and proof of instructor certification at least annually, or upon modification of the course if it occurs before the annual certification.  A fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be submitted for the initial and annual filing of a course. If modification of the course occurs before the renewal filing date, a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be charged.

(b)  Instructors shall, in writing, request the number of certificates needed and shall remit a fee of two dollars ($2.00) per certificate with a minimum request of 25 certificates per instructor.  Requests for certificates shall be sent to:

Criminal Justice Standards Division

North Carolina Department of Justice

1700 Tryon Park Drive

Post Office Drawer 149

Raleigh, North Carolina  27602

All such fees shall be paid by certified check made payable to the North Carolina Department of Justice.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 14-415.12; 150B-19(5); 1995 S.L., c. 507 s. 22;

Temporary Adoption Eff. November 1, 1995;

Eff. May 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2014; November 1, 1998.