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STEP #1: Attend a 16-hour or longer firearms instructor school through the National Rifle Association (NRA), Oklahoma Rifle Association (ORA), Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), federal law enforcement agency or other professionally recognized organization.
STEP #2: Submit your instructor school certificate with your CLEET application to CLEET to be certified as an SDA instructor.
The Cost is $100 and should be made payable to CLEET. Call 405-239-5110 or 580-310-0871 to receive a packet from CLEET. You will then receive a CLEET SDA instructor certificate. A copy of your most recent CLEET certificate must be submitted each time you apply to OSBI as an SDA instructor. You must be current and certified with CLEET in order to be an approved SDA instructor.
STEP #3: Read and become knowledgeable of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act.
STEP #4: Complete an application.
Be sure to check that you are applying as an instructor. Instructors must pay $100 to OSBI and the license term is 5 years.
STEP #5: Attach two (2) color, passport style photographs to your application.
NO PERSONALLY PRINTED PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Photo service may be available at your sheriff’s office for a fee not to exceed $10.00.
STEP #6: Take the completed application, copy of your CLEET SDA instructor certificate, photographs, and required fees to the Sheriff’s Office in the county you live.
The Sheriff’s office will:
- verify applicants against photos submitted and their Oklahoma Driver License or state issued Identification Card (if applicant has permanent military orders in Oklahoma, he or she may show a driver license or identification card from their home state of residence);
- take two complete sets of fingerprints of the applicant;
- submit both sets of fingerprints, the completed application, certificate of training or exemption, a report of information deemed pertinent to an investigation of the applicant for a handgun license, the photographs, and the processing fee to the OSBI within fourteen (14) days of taking the fingerprints.
FEES AND FORMS OF PAYMENT
A money order or cashier’s check in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) made payable to the sheriff covers the fee for fingerprinting and local agency criminal history record checks conducted by the Sheriff’s Office; the table below represents fees to be paid to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Acceptable forms of payment include Money Orders, Cashier’s Checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
NO PERSONAL CHECKS, BUSINESS CHECKS OR CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
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