Applicants wishing to receive certification pursuant LEOSA (HR‐218) are responsible for arranging training and qualification with Maine Criminal Justice Academy Certified Firearms Instructor from a list provided by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. This list is found at the below website under the heading "Firearms Forms" and listed as HR 218 Active Instructor Contacts."
Links on this website provide information for qualifying under LEOSA in Maine.
Under “Firearms Forms” select “HR 218 Firearms Application Form (Word).”
Applicants wishing to receive certification pursuant to the Law Enforcement Safety Act are responsible for arranging training and qualification with an Academy Certified Firearms Instructor from a list provided by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Applicants may be charged a reasonable fee by the Academy Certified Firearms Instructor or the instructor’s employing agency for instruction, ammunition and other supplies, and range time.
The applicant must present for inspection by the Academy Certified Firearms Instructor a “retired officer’s identification card” issued by the agency from which the officer retired.
The responsible Academy Certified Firearms Instructor will complete the Maine Criminal Justice Academy “Retired Law Enforcement Officer’s Certificate of Firearms Proficiency.”
The instructor will retain a copy of the statement and submit the statement, along with a copy of the retired officer’s identification card, to the Academy with a $10.00 fee for each applicant.
Upon receipt of documentation that the applicant has met Board‐approved firearms qualification standards, the Board will issue the applicant written certification that the applicant has met the firearms training and qualification standards. This certification will be valid for a period of one year.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.