(a)  Each qualified retired law enforcement officer shall qualify with each handgun he or she will carry in accordance with the standards outlined in 12 NCAC 09E .0105(a)(1) and 12 NCAC 09E .0106(a), (c), (e), (f) and (g), which shall incorporate in classroom instruction and firearms qualification on the firing range utilizing the course of fire from the "Specialized Firearms Instructor Training Manual."

(b)  In addition to the standards set out 12 NCAC 09E .0105 and .0106, each qualified retired law enforcement officer shall also receive a minimum of two hours of instruction on the North Carolina laws of self defense and the use of force by private citizens, detention of persons by private persons, and assistance to law enforcement officers by private persons.

(c)  Qualified retired law enforcement officers meeting the requirements of Paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Rule, and have met the requirements of Rule .0105 of this Subchapter, shall be certified for a period of 12 months from the date the application is approved by the Commission. Upon application for renewal, the certification may be renewed by the Commission for 12 month periods, provided the qualified retired law enforcement officer meets the rules specified in this Subchapter.

(d)  Qualified retired law enforcement officers shall qualify each certification period with each handgun that will be carried concealed.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 14-415.10; 14-415.25; 14.415.26; 17C-6;

Eff. May 1, 2009;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2017.