Policy 3.10 - Proof of Eligibility to Possess Firearms

This policy covers courses that are not mandated under G.S. 17C, North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, or G.S. 17E, North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. For other courses or programs (such as Gunsmithing) that require students to possess a firearm, this policy requires students to supply proof of eligibility to possess firearms to be enrolled in such courses or programs. For the purposes of this policy, “firearms” shall have the same definition as N.C. G.S. 14-409.39(2) (A handgun, shotgun, or rifle which expels a projectile by action of an explosion). For the purposes of this Policy 3.10, proof of eligibility shall include:

  1. Any current, valid State-issued permit to purchase a firearm;
  2. A current, valid State-issued concealed carry permit from North Carolina
  3. A current, valid State-issued concealed carry permit from a state with a reciprocal concealed carry agreement with North Carolina.
  4. Proof of an exemption from permit requirements pursuant to G.S. 14-415.1. G.S. 14-415.3 and G.S. 14-415.25.
  5. A background check conducted by a local/state law enforcement agency.

Adopted: March 22, 2021