Select a box and SCROLL DOWN

Qualifying Handgun Course for Enhanced Permits

Current list of Enhanced Concealed Pistol Use of Force Instructors

A qualifying handgun course is any handgun course that is taught by a National Rifle Association certified instructor who also holds a current certificate of completion from the South Dakota DCI on the use of force. The qualifying handgun course must include instruction in each of the following:

  • South Dakota law relating to firearms and the use of force;
  • The basic concepts of the safe and responsible use of handguns;
    Self-defense principles; and
  • Live fire training including the firing of at least ninety-eight rounds of ammunition by the student (SDCL 23-7-58).

DCI shall offer at least one course focused on the use of force, including applicable state laws, per year, open to National Rifle Association certified instructors. DCI shall develop the use of force instruction and sets the course standards for the issuance of a certificate of completion and establishes the fee for the course (SDCL 23-7-59).

For specific information regarding the training instructors or classes, please contact the Division of Criminal Investigation by clicking here or calling (605) 773-3331.