The law sets out minimum educational requirements that are a component of the various forms of competency certification as set forth on page 2. The total time required for training is 12 hours: 10 hours of instruction and another two hours of experience shooting a handgun.
The law requires at least 10 hours of certified training in the following matters:
• The ability to name, explain, and demonstrate the rules for safe
handling of a handgun and proper storage practices for handguns
• The ability to demonstrate and explain how to handle ammunition
in a safe manner;
• The ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude
necessary to shoot a handgun in a safe manner;
• Gun-handling training.
Additionally, you must have two hours of practical training, including range time and live-fire experience. The applicant also must complete an examination that tests his competency. The test must include a written section on the ability to name and explain the rules for the safe handling of a handgun and proper storage practices for handguns and ammunition. Additionally, the exam must include a physical demonstration of competency on handgun usage and rules for safe handling and storage of a handgun. It also must require a physical demonstration of the attitude necessary to shoot a handgun in a safe manner.
As part of the training, applicants also must receive and certify that they have reviewed a copy of this publication.