2:01:06:17.05. Standards for authorization to act as firearms instructor. The commission or the executive secretary may authorize an individual to act as a firearms instructor under § 2:01:06:17.01, if the individual successfully completes the following courses:
(1) A law enforcement handgun instructor course which, at a minimum, addresses the following subject areas:
(a) Liability and use of force;
(b) Safety and basic handgun nomenclature;
(c) Basic handling and operation of handguns;
(d) Fundamentals of shooting and remediation of shooting errors; and
(e) Skill building and testing; and
(2) An instructor development course or a similar course of study that includes the development of lesson plans, teaching objectives, and test questions.
A firearms instructor must successfully complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education in the areas listed in subdivision (1) or (2), every four calendar years, beginning January 1, 2009. If a firearms instructor fails to meet or maintain the training requirements listed in this section, the instructor's authorization to act as a commission-approved firearms instructor is suspended until such time as the appropriate training has been successfully completed and approved by the commission or executive secretary.
Source: 35 SDR 171, effective December 30, 2008.
General Authority: SDCL 23-3-35(1)(3), 23-3-42.
Law Implemented: SDCL 23-3-26, 23-3-42.
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