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(a) A person who or organization that wishes to provide a handgun course for the purposes of AS 18.65.715 shall apply to the department, on a form provided by the department, for approval of the course. After processing and review under 13 AAC 30.050, the department will approve the course and will issue a certificate of approval if
(1) the application contains sufficient curriculum and course information to show that
(A) the curriculum includes at least 12 hours of training in the use of handguns that instructs the student in
(i) knowledge of Alaska law relating to firearms and the use of deadly force, including instruction in statutes, administrative regulations, and case law;
(ii) the basic concepts of the safe and responsible use of handguns;
(iii) knowledge of self-defense principles; and
(iv) the physical handling, mechanics, carrying, transporting, storage, loading, and unloading of handguns, including a test of competence with a handgun;
(B) the instruction in the subjects listed in (A)(ii) - (A)(iv) of this paragraph will be provided by an instructor for whom information has been submitted to the department as provided in (3) of this subsection;
(C) the instruction in the subjects listed in (A)(i) of this paragraph will be provided by an attorney licensed to practice law in this state, or by a person with a valid certification as a police officer issued by the Alaska Police Standards Council;
(2) the application contains information sufficient to substantiate that the course will ensure that
(A) a student who has successfully completed instruction in the subjects listed in (1)(A) of this subsection will be provided with a certificate showing the course title, printed name and signature of the primary training instructor, the student's printed name, the student's Alaska driver's license or identification card number, the name of the organization conducting the instruction, the date of successful completion of the instruction, and a statement that the student has demonstrated physical competence with a handgun as required by AS 18.65.715 ; and
(B) upon request, the department will be
(i) allowed access to course facilities during times of instruction;
(ii) allowed access at reasonable times to all records related to the applicant's handgun course;
(iii) provided with documentation to confirm the attendance and completion records of a student who applies for a permit;
(iv) provided with other information needed to assess the course's qualification for purposes of AS 18.65.715 ;
(3) the application is accompanied by the following for each course instructor described in (1)(B) of this subsection:
(A) complete instructor information on a form provided by the department, signed by the instructor and the person signing the application under this section, and containing the information specified in (b) of this section;
(B) two sets of fingerprints, obtained as specified in 13 AAC 30.100(b) , and the fee required by 13 AAC 68.900, unless two sets of the instructor's fingerprints have been submitted to the department, for purposes of this chapter, within the 12 months preceding the date of the application; and
(C) repealed 5/8/2002.
(b) A completed instructor information form required by (a)(3) of this section must
(1) show that the subject instructor is eligible to possess a firearm under the laws of this state and under federal law;
(2) state the subject instructor's Alaska driver's license number or identification card number; and
(3) have attached to it a copy of a certificate of training showing that
(A) the subject instructor has successfully completed a handgun instructor's training course recognized by the department under (d) of this section as providing adequate handgun instructor training; and
(B) the subject instructor's signed statement that the subject instructor remains current with the standards of that handgun instructor's training course.
(c) The instructor information form provided by the department and referred to in (a) and (b) of this section will contain the statement that a person signing the form
(1) understands that an investigation may be conducted regarding the information given on the form, including a search of computer records; and
(2) the person authorizes the investigation.
(d) The department will recognize a handgun instructor's training course as providing adequate handgun instruction training if the course provides students with instruction in
(1) how to instruct in the topics set out in (a)(1)(A) of this section;
(2) preparing a curriculum and course outline for a handgun training course;
(3) organizing and conducting a handgun training course;
(4) use of visual aids and techniques in student skill development; and
(5) proper testing techniques.
(e) An application for a certificate of approval for a handgun course must be signed by a person designated as the chief operating officer of the course. In addition to the penalty provided in AS 18.65.710 (a)(6), a false statement made in an application, on a form, or in other information provided to the department under this section for the purposes of this chapter and AS 18.65.700 - 18.65.790 is punishable under AS 11.56.210 .
(f) A person who or organization that has been issued a certificate of approval under this section shall notify the department's permits and licensing unit in writing if the person or organization is no longer providing instruction on an annual basis.
(g) As used in this section, "instruction" or "instructs" includes testing in the subject matter of the curriculum.
History: Eff. 1/4/95, Register 132; am 5/8/2002, Register 162
Authority: AS 18.65.715
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