Applying for a firearm license for self-defense? Here’s what you need to know

Training is essential for anyone who wants to own a firearm and this is where youshould start once you have made the decision to own a firearm. There are two Unit Standards that all first-time applicants need to complete. One is the Legal Test and relates to the new Firearms Control Act 60/2000, and the other involves Basic Firearm Training, which covers firearm safety, practical handling and section 49 of the Criminal Procedures Act, which covers the law around firearm use for the purpose of self-defense.

When you book your course at an ITA-accredited training center, you will be asked to collect your training material in advance. There is an open book test in the training manual which needs to be completed before the course takes place. All the answers can be found in the training manual. When you attend the course you, the Instructor will work through the content in the training manual with you and then take you through the practical side of safe firearm handling and use. You will be expected to complete a closed book exam based on the same questions that were contained in the open book exam. Passing the open book, closed book and practical exam qualifies you for the Unit Standards. There are over 260 ITA-accredited training centers countrywide that make use of ITA training material.

When you book your course at an ITA-accredited training center, you will be asked to collect your training material in advance. There is an open book test in the training manual which needs to be completed before the course takes place. All the answers can be found in the training manual. When you attend the course you, the Instructor will work through the content in the training manual with you and then take you through the practical side of safe firearm handling and use. You will be expected to complete a closed book exam based on the same questions that were contained in the open book exam. Passing the open book, closed book and practical exam qualifies you for the Unit Standards. There are over 260 ITA-accredited training centers countrywide that make use of ITA training material.

For more information or assistance with the process for applying for your firearm, contact support@itafirearmtraining.com