§ 21.24. Renewal procedure.

 (a)  A certified agent may renew his initial certification for an additional 5 year period on a form supplied by the Commissioner. A completed application for renewal of agent certification must be accompanied by two recent color photographs and a renewal fee. Renewal application must be made within 6 months prior to the expiration of the current certification. The necessary application form will be forwarded by first class mail to the renewal applicant’s last known address at least 8 months prior to the expiration of the current certification. Certified agents who fail to apply for a renewal of their certification prior to the expiration thereof, must make application under §  21.13 (relating to initial application procedure). Expired certification cards are void.

 (b)  Certified agents who desire to have their certifications renewed shall be required to attend a renewal training program at a certified school.

   (1)  Agents who are certified with a firearm shall have both classroom instruction and firearms range training totaling 8 hours. Agents who are certified to carry a lethal weapon other than a firearm shall attend a 3 hour program.

   (2)  Either certified training program may only be taught by a certified instructor at a certified school.

 (c)  Agents who are seeking renewal of their firearms certification shall be required to successfully complete the full renewal course with a minimum grade of 70% in the academic renewal module and 75% in the firearms renewal module. The minimum renewal course training standards consist of those required hours of instruction as prescribed by the Commissioner.

 (d)  Agents who are seeking renewal of their nonfirearms certification shall be required to successfully complete the academic renewal module with a minimum classroom examination grade of 70%.



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