Florida CHL - Training Documentation?


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Kurt S.
February 13, 2011, 02:22 AM
I am looking to get a FL CHL license. I have had a TX CHL for about 12 or so years, am on my 3rd renewal. The reason for the FL out-of-state CHL is for travel purposes to non-TX-reciprocity states (WA, OH, WV); the wife and I are going to take a long vacation this year to visit relatives, passing through non-TX-reciprocity states.

Problem is, I cannot find any of my "certificates of training" from previous TX CHL classes- we've moved several times and this last one was a real mess (retirement move).

The FL application states "former military personnel can submit a DD Form 214 reflecting honorable discharge from military service". My DD214 (from circa 1970) doesn't say anything about weapons competency training. Matter of fact, it doesn't even say anything about boot camp (that I can decipher anyway).

Has anybody run into a similar situation where they submitted a DD214 as documentation for a CHL license? Should I include a scan copy of my TX CHL, think that would help?

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moharrow
February 13, 2011, 02:43 AM
used my dd214 with no issues, just submit a copy

atlctyslkr
February 14, 2011, 01:20 PM
My dad's doesn't either. He received his commission in 1970 and got his permit after retiring. I think he got some training in the NAM. I served myself (no wars, and I'm not retired) but the 214 has worked for me.

Texpatriate
February 14, 2011, 02:39 PM
I can personally attest that a photo copy of a TX hunter's safety certification card satisfies their training requirement. If you've taken and passed hunter's safety that's all you need.

Kurt S.
February 14, 2011, 03:10 PM
Thanks for the replies, folks! I had the sense that I should just move along with that old DD214 and not try to over-think things.

@Texpatriate: Never had to take that TX Hunter's Safety class- I was born in 1949. It's good to know that the hunter's certification is accepted, however.

Evergreen
February 15, 2011, 08:12 AM
Maybe I should post this in a separate thread, but does anyone know how I can acquire a Florida CCW from living in Oregon or Washington. I have been meaning to get one, because i Know it is one of the most recognized in the country. However, I just don't really know how to go about acquiring one. I am assuming my NRA-certified Oregon Firearm Academy Basic Handgun I class won't satisfy the training requirements of the Florida CCW or will it?

AirForceShooter
February 15, 2011, 09:43 AM
The DD-214 is "proof" of training.
It's assumed every service member has gone through weapons training.

So photo copy it and it's good to go.
You gotta love FLA.

AFS

xsquidgator
February 15, 2011, 09:53 AM
Maybe I should post this in a separate thread, but does anyone know how I can acquire a Florida CCW from living in Oregon or Washington. I have been meaning to get one, because i Know it is one of the most recognized in the country. However, I just don't really know how to go about acquiring one. I am assuming my NRA-certified Oregon Firearm Academy Basic Handgun I class won't satisfy the training requirements of the Florida CCW or will it?

Any NRA firearms course will satisfy the Florida training requirement. From the actual application itself:
http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/forms/Temp/T034725322.pdf#page=1


QUESTION 6
Florida law requires you to submit proof of competency with a firearm in order to qualify for a concealed weapon license. A
copy of a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION or similar document from any of the following courses or classes is acceptable:
 any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or
a similar agency in another state;
 any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course;
 any firearm safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by a law enforcement agency,
junior college, college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school, utilizing instructors
certified by the National Rifle Association, the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, or the
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services;
 any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, special
deputies, or any division or subdivision of law enforcement or security enforcement;
 any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a state-certified instructor or by an instructor certified by
the National Rifle Association.
The copy of the training certificate/document must be clear and legible. The certificate/document must include your name, the
instructor's name, the instructor's signature, and the instructor's certification number.
Other acceptable forms of training documentation include the following:
 documentary evidence of experience with a firearm obtained through participation in organized shooting competition;
 active-duty military personnel may submit copies of any of the following documents that confirm your experience with a
firearm gained during your service: military orders including call to active-duty letter; a statement of military service signed
by, or at the direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters which identifies
you and provides your date of entry on your current active-duty period;
 former military personnel can submit a DD Form 214 reflecting honorable discharge from military service.

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