The agency firearms instructor must be a certified firearms instructor in one of the disciplines recognized by APOSTC for the purposes of certifying the required APOSTC annual firearms qualification. The three APOSTC recognized firearms instructor disciplines are FBI, NRA and FLETC. APOSTC requires firearms instructors who either conduct yearly qualifications for their agency, or instruct at an academy to complete approved continuing education every three (3) years. APOSTC rules currently approve either the FBI firearm instructor updates or the APOSTC Firearms Instructor Development Class (FIDC).
A firearms instructor shall not qualify themselves.