|(a) A person is eligible for a school safety instructor
certification if the person is currently certified by the department
as a qualified handgun instructor; has no suspension, revocation or
other disciplinary actions pending; and has taught at least four license
to carry a handgun courses within the year prior to their application.
(b) The application fee for a school safety instructor
certification is $100. This fee is nonrefundable.
(c) An applicant for certification as a school safety
instructor is required to attend the course in person. If the applicant
is unable to attend, the applicant may request to be rescheduled for
another course. If the applicant fails to attend the second scheduled
course, the application will be terminated and the applicant will
be required to submit a new application to attend a course in the
(d) The department school safety instructor certification
course must have an instructor to student ratio no greater than 1:6
and may have no more than twelve students per course.
(e) School safety instructor certification applicants
are 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.
Failing students will not be permitted to continue the training. The
student must reapply as a new applicant for a future course.
(f) School safety instructor applicants who pass the
prequalifying written examination will be 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.
Students may use only one handgun, and the handgun must meet the requirements
of the Act and of this chapter. Failing students will not be permitted
to continue the training. The student must reapply as a new applicant
for a future course.
(g) Only school safety instructor applicants who pass
the prequalifying written examination and the proficiency demonstration
will be allowed to attend the school safety instructor certification
course which includes practical exercises. A student may be removed
from the school safety instructor certification 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 school safety instructors with a score of 90% or better.
Failing students must reapply as a new applicant for a future course.
(h) School safety instructor applicants who pass the
course shall be provided a certificate in the form approved by the
(i) The school safety instructor certification remains
valid so long as the instructor's qualified handgun instructor certification
remains valid and is continuously renewed prior to expiration.
(j) In addition to the provisions of this section,
a person applying for a school safety instructor certification must
comply with all standards and requirements applicable to the eligibility
and application procedure for a license to carry a handgun and a qualified
handgun license instructor, as detailed in Subchapter B and Subchapter
C of this chapter.