H.R. 218 Class For Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted by Administrator on 8/14/2014 to Firearms Classes

Carolinas First Defense H.R. 218 Class For Retired Law Enforcement Officers    

  In 2007 the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation allowing the NC Criminal Justice Education Standards Commission to “establish standards and guidelines for the annual firearms certification of qualified retired law enforcement officers.” This action was a result of the passage by the US Congress of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (known as H.R. 218) which allows for qualified and trained active law enforcement officers and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons nationwide. Following a lengthy process, the program for qualification of retired officers has now been developed and Carolinas First Defense is now offering this specialized class to all retired law enforcement officers who reside in North Carolina.

Under the federal law, retired law enforcement officers may carry concealed firearms nationwide if they meet the definition of a “qualified retired law enforcement officer” as specified in H.R. 218 and have, within the most recent 12-month period, met the State’s standards for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry firearms. A retired officer residing in North Carolina may meet the State’s standards by enrolling in a class provided by a certified law enforcement Specialized Firearms Instructor and successfully complete the training and qualification. After completion of the class, the retired law enforcement officer may then apply to the Criminal Justice Standards Commission for certification under the new Retired Law Enforcement Officers Firearms Qualification Certification Program. For more information pertaining to this law and the requirements set by the Federal and State government, please visit www.ncdoj.com and click on Law Enforcement Training & Standards.

This class will be a six-hour class, which includes legal updates, firearm safety, fundamentals of marksmanship, as well as daytime and nightime qualification. Qualification will include a 50-round course of fire daytime, as well as a 50-round course of fire nightime totaling 100 rounds of fire. You must qualify with every handgun that you choose to carry under the provisions of H.R. 218.

Carolinas First Defense offers a unique H.R. 218 class that is not only a class, but an experience! Not only will you walk away with the knowledge, techniques, and skills it takes to apply for your annual H.R.218 certification.

The H.R. 218 For Retired law enforcement class requires that an individual that attends must meet several minimum standards as set forth by the Federal and North Carolina Administrative Code.

Those requirements are:

a) Course must be a minimum of six (6) hours long plus range and qualification time.

 b) The legal block of instruction must be a minimum of two (2) hours in length.

 c) A written legal examination is required.

 d) A shooting proficiency examination is required. We will be shooting a day and night course of fire.

Our last H.R. 218 class for 2014 will be held on October 06, 2014 in Lawndale NC please follow the link below for more information: http://www.carolinasfirstdefense.com/Class-For-Retired-Law-Enforcement-Officers_p_113.html



Tom Blanchard
Date: 6/2/2015
Hi Jesse, Hope all is well. By now you were able to review the information I sent you as to Cards that we could carry indicating successful H.R. 218 training in North Carolina. What are your thoughts on the subject? I leave for New Jersey next month and need some type of paperwork linked to the H. R. 218 training. Is there anything that can be done? Tom B.

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