Competency and Training

Section 1-First Time Applicant

Competency is NOT the license for the firearm,

it’s the "DRIVERS LICENSE" for a Specific Type of Firearm

Section 1.   The First Time Applicant.

An applicant without any Competencies is required under the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000) to achieve Competency.  With or Without any previous experience on the use of a firearm you need to do and understand the following:

Competency is the requirement to enable you to

JLicence,

JPossess,

JUse and

JOwn a firearm. 

 

 

Before the Handling and Use of any specific firearm type is started, Competency must be achieved in the Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act. –

Unit Standard 117705.

 

Thereafter, -  Competency TO BE obtained per type of firearm.

  1.    Handgun competency 

qualifying you to possess and therefore licence one and a maximum of two Handguns Pistols or Revolvers.

 

  1.    Manual Loading Rifle competency 

qualifying you to possess and therefore license one or more Manual Loading Rifles.

 

  1.   Shotgun competency 

qualifying you to possess and therefore license any one or more Shotguns, however there are restrictions on licensing self loading shotguns.

 

  1.   Muzzle Loading Firearm competency

qualifying you to possess, handle and use these types of firearms. These firearms do not require to be licensed, but do get registered with the Inspector of Explosives, if the firearm is loaded via the barrel after each shot - take note,  Muzzle Loading Revolver must be licenced. 

 

  1. That last category of competency is for the Self Loading Rifle competency - be aware of the strict licensing requirements.

 

Method and Cost

  1.         Knowledge of The Firearms Control Actis done in the form of a lecture at our premises, while working and answering the open book "Formative Assessment". At any time questions may be asked by the learner and answers will be given, thereafter a short "Summitive Assessment" will take place, this is a closed book assessment, no assistance rendered, question is based on the questions and discussions that took place during the "Formative Assessment".

All SAPS applications forms are completed under our guidance, photographs are taken, motivations are discussed and assisted with. Its duration is about 2 to 3 hours on a Saturday morning starting at 08h00 and the cost is R400 all inclusive.

  1. The Handling and Useis done by means of self study. Again a Formative open book Assessment have to be done, material could be collected or sent via E-Mail or downloaded from our web site, for you to do at home or if required we will assist the learner. Thereafter a closed book summative assessment will be done followed by a practical shooting session.

 

The cost for a Handling and Use course will be charged at R350 per course, it includes the use of a firearm and ammunition at no extra charge.

 

Enrol for your required assessment/s.

Cost R350 per assessment, all inclusive.

 

Step 1.           Download & Complete the Registration Form .

Download the desired Formative Assessments or collect from our offices.

 

Step 2.           Complete the Formative Assessment by using the    e-Handbooks.

 

Step 3.           Visit us with your completed Assessment/s and other required documents.

Expect a 45 minute Summative Assessment and Shooting Session.

 

Step 4.         A Certificate will/should be issued and we will send you on your way to your local SAPS offices and would need the following documents for the SAPS

 

 

*   A COPY of your newly acquired Kolskoot Certificate.

*   Copy of your ID.

*   Completed SAPS 517 form down loaded from our web site.

*   2 x Colour passport photos [available from us].

*   R70 payable to the SAPS.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR ORIGINALS ONLY SUBMIT COPIES

Section 2-Further Extend

Section 2.    An Applicant wishing to further extend his/her competencies.

 

An applicant having been declared Competent to possess a firearm but would like to extent his competencies to other types of firearms need to do the following

Enrol for your required assessment/s.

Cost R350 per assessment, all inclusive.

 

Step 1.           Download & Complete the Registration Form .

Download the desired Formative Assessments or collect from our offices.

 

Step 2.           Complete the Formative Assessment by using the    e-Handbooks.

 

Step 3.           Visit us with your completed Assessment/s and other required documents.

Expect a 45 minute Summative Assessment and Shooting Session.

 

Step 4.         A Certificate will/should be issued and we will send you on your way to your local SAPS offices and would need the following documents for the SAPS

 

*   A COPY of your newly acquired Kolskoot Certificate.

*   Copy of your ID.

*   Completed SAPS 517 (a) form down loaded from our web site.

*   2 x Colour passport photos [available from us].

*   R70 payable to the SAPS.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR ORIGINALS ONLY SUBMIT COPIES

 

Section 3-Renewal

Section 3    An Applicant needing to re-new his/her competencies.

 

Step 1.

Complete a SAPS 517(g) form, available from our website.

 

Take Note.

You need to declare that you have done the following courses

  1. The Act it’s Unit Standard 117705
  2. The Use and Handling of each type of firearm. That means the theory and practical for each firearm you wish to claim new competency for, and you need to submit proof [a Training provider’s Certificate] thereof.
  3. For more about the specific type of firearm’s practical and theoretical assessments, see Step 3.

 

PLEASE KEEP YOUR ORIGINALS ONLY SUBMIT COPIES

Step 2.

*           Take along the following and go to your local SAPS station.

*      COPIES of ALL your competent assessment Certificates.

Remember to keep your originals.

*      Copy of your ID.

*      Copy front and back of your white current competency card.

*      2 x Colour passport photos [available from us].

*      Name, ID, Contact numbers and addresses of your 3 references.

*      R70 payable to the SAPS.

Any short falls – Come to us we will gladly assist you

Step 3.  if required.

Enrol for your required assessment/s.

Cost R350 per assessment, all inclusive.

 

Step 1.           Download & Complete the Registration Form .

Download the desired Formative Assessments or collect from our offices.

 

Step 2.           Complete the Formative Assessment by using the    e-Handbooks.

 

Step 3.           Visit us with your completed Assessment/s and other required documents.

Expect a 45 minute Summative Assessment and Shooting Session.

 

Step 4.         A Certificate will/should be issued and we will send you on your way to your local SAPS offices and would need the following documents for the SAPS

 

*   A COPY of your newly acquired Kolskoot Certificate.

*   Copy of your ID.

*   Completed SAPS 517 form down loaded from our web site.

*   2 x Colour passport photos [available from us].

*   R70 payable to the SAPS.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR ORIGINALS ONLY SUBMIT COPIES

NOTE

 

If your renewal is submitted late, beware that you would be in illegal possession of your Firearm.

 

Contact us for guidance.