As BrianSW99 posted, we won't have to shoot again until 2015, then every other renewal thereafter. All shooting for renewals will be done with other instructors.Crossfire wrote:Charles, a few questions for you.Is this a typo? Or, are you saying that our instructor certs will be good for 4 years, instead of 2?Charles L. Cotton wrote: Instructor Renewals
No shooting will be required for instructors renewing this year, if you certificate expires on Dec. 31, 2011. Letters and new certificates will be going out to instructors who have applied for renewal and passed the online test. Some folks took the test, but didn't actually apply for renewal and pay the fee. Those instructors need to complete the application process.
Instructors will have to shoot when their certificates expire in 2015, but you will be able to complete the proficiency requirement with any CHL Instructor. From that point on, we will have to do the shooting proficiency portion of the renewal process every other renewal; i.e. every four years.It was my prior understanding that we only needed DPS approval for full length videos, not short clips. Has this changed?Approved videos
DPS is reevaluating the videos it previously approved to see which ones are still appropriate for the course, probably in light of legislative changes. Until this evaluation process is finished, no new videos will be approved. (Let's give them time to finish their review before we ask for new approvals.) However, DPS posted several videos used in Instructor schools on Youtube and those are approved for use in CHL classes.
I don't know of any changes to the rules about short-clip videos that we use in various segments of classes. It's the longer videos like the ones that have been previously approved that are at issue. Those previously approved are being reviewed and may or may not continue to be listed on the approved list. No new videos will be considered while the renew is underway.