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Handgun Safety School and Instructor Applicant Information

Phone: (615) 251-8590

How to Become a State Certified Handgun Safety School or Certified Handgun Instructor

The information contained on this page is for individuals or companies who are interested in becoming a state certified handgun safety instructor or state certified handgun safety school. Please review the rules and regulations section as well as required documents before submitting your application.

Forms

Rules and Regulations

1. Chapter 1340 - 2 - 3
Department of Safety Approved Handgun Safety Program

This portion of the Rules of the Department of Safety contains the following information:

1340 - 2 - 3 -.01 Purpose and Scope
1340 - 2 - 3 -.02 Definitions
1340 - 2 - 3 -.03 Handgun Training School Requirements
1340 - 2 - 3 -.04 Application Procedures
1340 - 2 - 3 -.05 Handgun Safety Course Requirements
1340 - 2 - 3 -.06 Instructor Requirements
1340 - 2 - 3 -.07 Firing Range Requirements
1340 - 2 - 3 -.08 Fees
1340 - 2 - 3 -.09 Financial Responsibility Requirements
1340 - 2 - 3 -.10 Suspension, Revocation or Denial of Certification
1340 - 2 - 3 -.11 Certificate of Completion for Students
1340 - 2 - 3 -.12 General Requirements

Documents and Fees

You will need to submit the following items with your application(s):

  1. Instructor Fee: $25.00 for certification for a period of three (3) years
    1. Copy of Handgun Instructor Qualifications (NRA Instructor Certificate, Post Certificate...)
    2. Completed Additional Qualification Inquiry
  2. Safety School Fee: $50.00 for certification for a period of one (1) year, based on insurance.
    1. Insurance Certificate
    2. County and Municipal Ordinances Pertaining to Private Handgun Ranges.
    3. Four (4) Photos of Classroom and Range.
    4. Permission letter from property owner is required if applicant does not own classroom or range.

Fees can be paid using check or money order made payable to the Tennessee Department of Safety.

Mail all applications, documents and payments to the following address:

Tennessee Department of Safety
Handgun Safety School/Instructor
1150 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243-1000

Applicants may call (615) 251-8590 with any questions about the Handgun Safety School and Instructor material.