|(a) In addition to the firearm qualification requirements
as set forth in the Act, a department approved firearm training instructor
may qualify a student by using:
(1) The Texas Department of Public Safety Primary Issued
Handgun Qualification Course; or
(2) The Texas Department of Public Safety Approved
License to Carry Handgun License Course.
(b) All individuals qualifying with a firearm to satisfy
the requirements of the Act shall qualify with an actual demonstration
by the individual of the ability to safely and proficiently use the
category of firearm for which the individual seeks qualification.
(c) The categories of handguns are:
(1) SA--Semi-automatic; and
(2) NSA--Non semi-automatic.
(d) The SA qualification authorizes the carrying of
either semi-automatic or non semi-automatic handguns.
(e) For purposes of this chapter and compliance with §1702.1685
of the Act, a firearms instructor who holds a firearms instructor
proficiency certificate issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
is a department approved instructor for the limited purpose of the
firearm qualification of retired law enforcement officers licensed
under the Act as commissioned security officers or personal protection
officers. A certificate issued under this subsection need not comply
with §35.147(b)(3)(A), (B) (with respect to the approval number
only), or (C), of this chapter.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §35.145 adopted to be effective May 6, 2014, 39 TexReg 3609; amended to be effective December 29, 2019, 44 TexReg 8033; amended to be effective January 10, 2022, 47 TexReg 32