|(a) A qualified handgun instructor may apply for an
instructor of the first responder certification course if their qualified
handgun instructor certification is current and they have no suspension,
revocation or other disciplinary actions pending.
(b) A first responder instructor certification applicant
is required to attend the department's training course in person.
If the applicant is unable to attend their original scheduled first
responder instructor course in person, the applicant may request to
be rescheduled for a second first responder instructor course. If
the applicant fails to attend the second scheduled course, the application
will be terminated, and the applicant is required to submit a new
application to attend a first responder instructor course in the future.
(c) A first responder instructor certification applicant
is required to pass a prequalifying written examination consisting
of material from the current license to carry a handgun course. A
passing score of 90% or better must be achieved on the first attempt.
A student scoring less than 90% is not permitted to continue the training
and must reapply as a new applicant for a future course.
(d) A first responder instructor certification applicant
who passes the prequalifying written examination is required to demonstrate
handgun proficiency using the current license to carry a handgun course
of fire. A passing score of 90% or better must be achieved on the
first attempt. A second attempt may be allowed at the discretion of
the department if the prior failure was the result of a weapon malfunction.
A student may use only one handgun, and the handgun must meet the
requirements of the Act and of this chapter. A student who scores
less than 90% will not be permitted to continue the training and must
reapply as a new applicant for a future course.
(e) Only those first responder instructor certification
applicants who pass the prequalifying written examination and the
proficiency demonstration will be allowed to attend the first responder
instructor certification course. A student may be removed from course
for reasons described in §6.37 of this title (relating to Conduct
During Training). Students must pass the department approved final
written examination for certification with a score of 90% or better.
Failing students must reapply as a new applicant for a future course.
(f) Applicants who pass the course will be provided
a certificate in the form approved by the department.
(g) The first responder instructor certification remains
valid so long as the instructor's qualified handgun instructor certification
remains valid and is continuously renewed prior to expiration.
(h) The applicant's qualified handgun instructor certification
must be current as of the date the first responder instructor certification
course begins. If the qualified handgun instructor certification has
expired course attendance will not be permitted.
(i) There are no fees associated with the first responder