The course meets or exceeds Texas statutory
Handgun Proficiency Requirement.
(a) The director by rule shall establish minimum
standards for handgun proficiency and shall develop a course to teach handgun
proficiency and examinations to measure handgun proficiency. The course to teach
handgun proficiency must contain training sessions divided into two parts.
One part of the course must be classroom instruction and the other part must be
range instruction and an actual demonstration by the applicant of the
applicant's ability to safely and proficiently use a handgun. An applicant
must be able to demonstrate, at a minimum, the degree of proficiency that is
required to effectively operate a handgun of .32 caliber or above. The
department shall distribute the standards, course requirements, and examinations
on request to any qualified handgun instructor.
Only a qualified handgun instructor may administer a handgun proficiency course.
The handgun proficiency course must include at least 4 hours and not more than 6
hours of instruction on:
(1) the laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force;
(2) handgun use, proficiency, and safety;
(3) non-violent dispute resolution; and
(4) proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that
eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child.
The department shall develop and distribute directions and materials for course instruction,
test administration, and record keeping. All test results shall be sent to the department, and the department shall maintain a record of the
A certified firearms instructor of the department may monitor any class or training presented
by a qualified handgun instructor. A qualified handgun instructor shall cooperate with the department in the department's efforts to monitor
the presentation of training by the qualified handgun instructor. A qualified handgun instructor shall make available for inspection to the
department any and all records maintained by a qualified handgun instructor under this subchapter. The qualified handgun instructor shall keep
a record of all certificates of handgun proficiency issued by the qualified handgun instructor and other information required by department rule.