All instructors must be firearms safety instructors certified in one of five ways.
- 1. By the National Rifle Association holding a rating as a personal protection instructor or pistol marksmanship instructor.
- 2. Certified in a firearms safety instructor’s course offered by a local, state, or federal governmental agency.
- 3. Certified as a firearms safety instructor approved by the Missouri Department of Public safety.
- 4. Completed a firearms safety instructor course given by or under the supervision of any state, county, municipal, or federal law enforcement agency.
- 5. Is a certified police officer firearms safety instructor.
Important Side Notes:
a. Instructors must make the applicant’s course records available to the sheriff on request.
b. Records on all students must be kept for at least four (4) years from the date of course completion.
c. Knowingly giving the sheriff false information concerning an applicant’s performance in the live fire exercise or written test is a class C misdemeanor.