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NRA and Law Enforcement training for CPL, what about Military instructors?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by sandman1212, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Below is the wording from Oregon Statute 166.291 relating to learned competancies that you need in order to recieve a CPL in Oregon.
    I am a Military firearms instructor and have multiple years of training using multiple firearms and traiing others, but the statute states that only law enforcement and NRA certified instructors can certify classroom training for such.
    But military training will certify you as long as handgun safety was a part of the training. What about military instructors? can they train people for this? I recieved my CPL through my military training, not NRA or LE trained people. Well if Military trainers can train me, why can't they train others?
    How would one get state certified??? not that I am opposed to NRA training and certifacation, but it irritates me to have to spend $200-$300 on something I already know, just to be a number and recieve the piece of paper.

    (f) Demonstrates competence with a handgun by any one of the following:

    (A) Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife or a similar agency of another state if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (B) Completion of any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (C) Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by law enforcement, community college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or a law enforcement agency if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (D) Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, reserve law enforcement officers or any other law enforcement officers if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (E) Presents evidence of equivalent experience with a handgun through participation in organized shooting competition or military service;

    (F) Is licensed or has been licensed to carry a firearm in this state, unless the license has been revoked; or

    (G) Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a firearms instructor certified by a law enforcement agency or the National Rifle Association if handgun safety was a component of the course;
     
  2. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    I used the FREE online Maryland Firearms Safety training and it was accepted for OR CHL:

    MD Firearms Safety Training


    If you want to compete with this FREE service, then good luck!
     
  3. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    wow, very cool, and no problem with acceptance...didn't know about this. easy enough.
     
  4. SKN

    SKN Keizer, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There is no longer any mechanism to be certified by the state as a firearms instructor if that's what you're asking, unless you're hired on as an instructor by the Dpartment of Public Safety Standards & Training Academy. Otherwise you would have to be hired by a LE agency, likely as a sworn LEO, meet their instructor training criteria and then be certified by them.

    For a CHL, a DD214 indicating a pistol qualification satisfies the training requirement.
     
  5. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I already have my CHL and got mine with military experience, but many friends have inquired if I can train them since I train in the military. Just wondering if I have to pay money or my military experience
    can be used to train them and meet the requirement.