Requirements

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Applicant Please see the following in order to participate:

  • Be a full-time State of Florida resident or retired CSPD officer.

  • Possess on the day of qualification a photographic identification card issued by the agency where the officer retired as well as second form of government - issued photographic identification.

  • Make arrangements with the Training Unit for NCIC/FCIC checks indicating that he or she is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving or possessing a firearm.

  • Sign a waiver of liability available online or provided by the Coral Springs Police Department Range Master or Firearms Instructor.

  • Florida law requires all costs associated with the demonstration by such person to meet the required range-testing component shall be the expense of the person being tested. The cost is $75.00 per person for each qualification session attended.

  • Only checks or money orders will be accepted. Checks should be made to the City of Coral Springs and brought to the qualification.

  • The L.E.O.S.A. Retired Officer Request for Firearms Qualification form must be completed and notarized, prior to attending a qualification session. If it is not completed and brought the day of qualification, the retiree will not be allowed to qualify.

  • Coral Springs Police Range Rules and Policies will be in effect and followed by each Participant.

  • Each participant must furnish their own handgun, holster, and at least two reloading devices (speed loaders or magazines). The holster must allow for safe holstering. An inside-the-waistband holster that collapses shut when the weapon is drawn may not meet this requirement.

  • Each participant must provide their own ammunition (The minimum is 40 rounds. Bringing more is highly recommended). The authorized calibers are .380 ACP, .38 Spl, 9mm, .357 Sig, 40 S&W, and .45 ACP.

  • Only handguns chambered for the approved calibers will be authorized.

  • Coral Springs Police Firearms Instructors will inspect firearms for safety and functionality prior to use.

  • Observe all safety rules and range regulations. The Range Master’s determination will be final as to all issues regarding proficiency, safety, and equipment. Any participant who cannot acceptably operate their weapon will be excused from the qualification. Any weapon, holster, ammunition, or related equipment found unsafe or unsuitable for a police qualification course will be prohibited from use on the range.

  • Pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Law Enforcement Officer Firearms Qualification Standard course for active officers. The approved course of fire can be found on the following FDLE web site:

  • Download FDLE Law Enforcement Officer Firearms Qualification Standard Form

  • There is no practice or warm – up permitted

  • The qualification is limited to the first 10 retirees who sign up, a waiting list will be prepared in the event a scheduled person drops out.

  • Retirees are limited to one firearm per qualification day (no multiple handguns)

  • Retirees must be scheduled in advance by Training Unit Administrative Assistant, any retiree failing to register or be scheduled with Training Unit prior to range date will not be permitted to qualify. (No Drop-ins)

  • Proper attire is required. No open- toed footwear or sleeveless shirts.

  • Handguns need to be in safe condition when brought to the range (unloaded, empty chamber or cylinder) slide locked back / cylinder open and prepared for inspection by Range Master.

This service should not be considered a training course. All participants should bring a firearm that they are proficient with. Retirees will be given two attempts to qualify. Remedial training will not be provided. Non - CSPD retirees will be required to pay an amount equal to one half of the original qualification process fee for each subsequent set of qualification attempts. Retirees will not be allowed to clean their weapons on range property.

Retired officers who meet all the requirements will be provided a CJSTC Firearms Proficiency Verification Card with all pertinent data. The card will expire one (1) year from the issuing date.

Retired CSPD officers residing out-of-state who meet the requirements will receive a new retired officer identification card in lieu of the CJSTC Firearms Proficiency Verification Card. The retired officer identification card will indicate that the retired officer passed the same firearms qualification course used for active officers and is authorized to carry a concealed firearm of the type used during the qualification process. The card will expire one (1) year from the issuing date.

Coral Springs Police firearms instructors designated to conduct the qualification will have the final discretionary authority to disqualify any firearm(s) or person(s) based on safety or proficiency.