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Posted: 1/21/2006 7:38:06 PM EDT
I am moving to VA in the next month from PA. I know VA does not recognize the PA permit but I had a KY permit and still have the certificate from the class I took to get my KY permit. Will VA accept the KY training certificate as proof of training? My KY permit expired last year so I need to get my VA one soon so I won't go naked!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:47:29 PM EDT
G. The court shall require proof that the applicant has demonstrated competence with a handgun and the applicant may demonstrate such competence by one of the following, but no applicant shall be required to submit to any additional demonstration of competence:

1. Completing any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or a similar agency of another state;

2. Completing any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course;

3. Completing any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by a law-enforcement agency, junior college, college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or the Department of Criminal Justice Services;

4. Completing any law-enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies, or any division or subdivision of law enforcement or security enforcement;

5. Presenting evidence of equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in organized shooting competition or current military service or proof of an honorable discharge from any branch of the armed services;

6. Obtaining or previously having held a license to carry a firearm in the Commonwealth or a locality thereof, unless such license has been revoked for cause;

7. Completing any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a state-certified or National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor;

8. Completing any governmental police agency firearms training course and qualifying to carry a firearm in the course of normal police duties; or

9. Completing any other firearms training which the court deems adequate.

A photocopy of a certificate of completion of any of the courses or classes; an affidavit from the instructor, school, club, organization, or group that conducted or taught such course or class attesting to the completion of the course or class by the applicant; or a copy of any document which shows completion of the course or class or evidences participation in firearms competition shall constitute evidence of qualification under this subsection.


You should be covered under Item #7 or #9 if you have the certificate.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:52:39 PM EDT
Well looks like there is a chance that this year they could deside to honor all permits and or remove va permit requirements. For now do the above.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:00:03 AM EDT
Thanks guys now I gotta dig out that cert. then get my VA license!
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