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North Carolina

North Carolina LEOSA

State Controlling Agency


North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission


P.O. Drawer 149

Raleigh, NC 27602


(919) 661‐5980

State Details

Who Can Qualify

A retired officer residing in North Carolina may qualify with the agency from which he/she retired. Under this scenario, the agency is responsible for providing documentation to the retired officer to verify their completion of the annual in-service firearms training and qualification requirements. No documentation would have to be submitted to the Criminal Justice Standards Commission by the agency or the officer; or

The retired officer may go to a Commission certified law enforcement Specialized Firearms Instructor and complete the training and qualification and then apply to the Criminal Justice Standards Commission for certification under the Retired Law Enforcement Officers Firearms Qualification Certification Program. 

Only Commission certified Law Enforcement Specialized Firearms Instructors will be authorized to conduct training and qualification.

Only Commission certified Law Enforcement Specialized Firearms Instructors will be authorized to conduct training and qualification.

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Mr. Edward Zapolsky
(919) 661-5980

State Law/Regulation/Directive

North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 12, Chapter 9, Sub‐Chapter 09H



Last Updated:  3/14/2018


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