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    2336.1To satisfy the firearms training eligibly requirement of § 2332.1(e), a person shall obtain a certificate of completion from an instructor (or instructors) certified by the Chief that includes at least sixteen (16) hours of training, and covers the following:


    (a) Firearm safety, including firearm safety in the home, a discussion of prevention of access by minors, locking and storing of firearms, and use of safety devices such as secure lock boxes;


    (b) Firearm nomenclature;


    (c) The basic principles of marksmanship;


    (d) The care, cleaning, maintenance, loading, unloading, and storage of pistols;


    (e) Situational awareness, conflict management, and use of deadly force;


    (f) Selection of pistols and ammunition for defensive purposes; and


    (g) All applicable District and federal firearms laws, including the requirements of the Act, An Act To control the possession, sale, transfer, and use of pistols and other dangerous weapons in the District of Columbia, to provide penalties, to prescribe rules of evidence, and for other purposes, approved July 8, 1932 (47 Stat. 650; D.C. Official Code §§ 22-4501 et seq.), and District law pertaining to self-defense.


    2336.2In addition to the requirements of § 2336.1, a person shall complete at least two (2) hours of range training, including shooting a qualification course of fifty (50) rounds of ammunition from a maximum distance of fifteen (15) yards (forty-five (45) feet), and receiving a qualifying score of seventy percent (70%) as certified by the instructor.


    2336.3The Chief may, on a case by case basis, exempt a person from the requirements of §§ 2336.1 and 2336.2 if the person submits evidence that he or she has received firearms training in the U.S. military or has otherwise completed firearms training conducted by a firearms instructor that, as determined by the Chief, is equal to or greater than that required by the Act.


    2336.4An applicant may submit to the Chief the application required under § 2337 without including the certificate of completion of training required by this section; provided that if the Chief preliminarily approves the application pursuant to § 2339, the applicant has forty-five (45) days to submit the certificate of completion and successfully complete the range training.




Section 911 of the License to Carry a Pistol Second Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (Act), signed January 6, 2015 (D.C. Act 20-0564; 62 DCR 866 (January 23, 2015)), and any substantially similar emergency, temporary, or permanent versions of this legislation.


Final Rulemaking published at 62 DCR 9781 (July 17, 2015).