How to Guide: Apply to be an Instructor

How To Apply

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 20 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 20 day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
  • Check Application Status >>
  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication used by the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license. 
    • Staff will communicate with you regarding the status of your application.

Veterans Preference

Veterans, military service members, transitioning service members and military spouses of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, may be eligible for exam point credits and/or expedited application processes. Download program information>>

  • If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference Points, you must enclose a copy of your DD-214 form, showing that you served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Contact the VA to request make a DD-214 Request >>

Fees

Initial registration

$100

Renewal

$100

Late renewal

$150

Reinstatement

$100

Replacement license

$25

Verification of licensure

$35

Decorative wall certificate

$50

Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

Classroom & Firearm Training Instructor

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements, apply for initial licensure.

Firearm Training Instructor

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements, apply for initial licensure.

Classroom Training Instructor

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements, apply for initial licensure.

Classroom Firearm Training Instructor Reinstatement

If you have previously held this license and wish to reinstate, submit this reinstatement application and fee.

Classroom Firearm Training Instructor Renewal

If you have previously held this license and need to renew in order to keep your license up to date, apply for licensure renewal before June 30th of the year it expires to avoid late fees.

How to File

To file online:

Once your checklist is completed, Navigate to GOALS to register and login to the license portal >>

To file by mail:

Please contact us to request a mail-in application.

 

Identification Card

Once your application is approved, you may order an Identification Card.

Contact

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