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WAC 139-35-020

Firearms certification—Requirements.

(1) A firearms certification will be issued to any eligible applicant who has satisfactorily completed an approved program of at least eight hours of instruction and testing prescribed by the commission for this purpose and conducted by a certified firearms instructor. Such program shall include:
(a) Classroom instruction which, through established learning objectives, addresses:
(i) Legal issues regarding the use of deadly force;
(ii) Decision making regarding the use of deadly force;
(iii) Safe firearms handling; and
(iv) Basic tactics in the use of deadly force.
(b) A written examination based upon the aforementioned learning objectives;
(c) A skills test wherein the applicant is required to demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in safe firearms handling; and
(d) A range qualification course wherein an applicant is required to demonstrate requisite proficiency with the specific firearm provided by the applicant or by the applicant's employing agency.
(2) A firearms certification shall be issued in the name of each successful applicant and forwarded to the respective employing agency, principal owner, principal partner, or corporate officer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. WSR 10-04-090, § 139-35-020, filed 2/2/10, effective 3/5/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080(2). WSR 92-02-041, § 139-35-020, filed 12/24/91, effective 1/24/92.]
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