GPOSTC Rules & Regulations

464-5-.03.1 Annual Firearms


a. Each person employed or appointed as a peace officer shall, as a part of the annual training required by O.C.G.A. 35-8-21, satisfactorily complete during each calendar year the annual firearms training mandated by this rule. The failure by any peace officer to attend and successfully complete the training required by this rule shall result in the loss of that officer's power of arrest as set forth in O.C.G.A. 35-8-21 (d).


b. Annual firearms training shall, at a minimum, consist of three hours of training provided by a POST-certified instructor, which training shall include, but not be limited to:


  1. training on the Constitutional and legal limitations on the use of deadly force;
  2. training on the agency's policies regarding the use of deadly force;
  3. de-escalation options for gaining compliance; and
  4. a demonstration of proficiency n the safe and effective use of any agency issued firearm carried and/or used by the particular officer, to include a course of fire that meets or exceeds the minimum standard set forth in the basic training course for which an officer was initially trained and is currently employed. In any instance where an officer has more than one peace officer certification, the higher standard shall apply. Any officer failing to achieve the required score in the above training may undergo additional courses of fire under the direction of a POST-certified firearms instructor in order to achieve a pssing score.

This text insert was copied from the Georgia POST website on 17APR17 (click on the image to be directed to that website). It is not intended to include the 2006 Handgun Course which is also shown below.

Georgia Qualification Courses

New Primary Handgun Qualification
2021 GSAQC - Detailed Instructions
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Primary Handgun Qualification
2006 POST Qualification Course
Georgia Semi-Auto Qualification.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [10.0 KB]
Georgia Backup Qualification
2017 GBUW - Detailed Instructions
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Georgia Shotgun Qualification
2017 GASQ - Detailed Instructions
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Georgia Semi-Auto Rifle Qualification
2017 GSARQ - Detailed Instructions
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Georgia Precision Rifle Qualification
2017 GAPRQ - Detailed Instructions
Adobe Acrobat document [19.6 KB]
GASQ - Course Call Sheet
Summary of course instructions
Adobe Acrobat document [303.2 KB]
GSARQ - Course Call Sheet
Summary of course instructioon
Adobe Acrobat document [312.1 KB]
GBUW - Course Call Sheet
Summary of course instruction
Adobe Acrobat document [309.4 KB]

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