(a)  Each applicant for renewal of a firearms trainer certificate shall complete a renewal form provided by the Board and available on its website at www.ncdps.gov/PPS. This form shall be submitted not less than 30 days prior to the expiration of the applicant's current certificate and shall be accompanied by:

(1)           certification of the successful completion of a firearms trainer refresher course approved by the Board and the Secretary of Public Safety consisting of a minimum of eight hours of classroom and practical range training in safety and maintenance of the applicable firearm (i.e. handgun, shotgun or rifle), range operations, control and safety procedures, and methods of firing. This training shall be completed within 180 days of the submission of the renewal application;

(2)           a certified statement of the result of a criminal records search from the reporting service designated by the Board pursuant to G.S. 74C-8.1(a) for each state where the applicant has resided within the preceding 48 months;

(3)           the applicant's renewal fee; and

(4)           the actual cost charged to the Private Protective Services Board by the State Bureau of Investigation to cover the cost of criminal record checks performed by the State Bureau of Investigation, collected by the Private Protective Services Board.

(b)  Members of the armed forces whose certification is in good standing and to whom G.S. 105-249.2 grants an extension of time to file a tax return shall receive that same extension of time to pay the certification renewal fee and to complete any continuing education requirements prescribed by the Board. A copy of the military order or the extension approval by the Internal Revenue Service or by the North Carolina Department of Revenue shall be furnished to the Board.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 74C-5; 74C-8.1(a); 74C-13;

Eff. June 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2013; October 1, 2010; June 1, 2009; December 1, 1995; December 1, 1985;

Transferred and Recodified from 12 NCAC 07D .0904 Eff. July 1, 2015;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2016; October 1, 2015;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2017.