He can contact SLED and ask if he can use his FL training in lieu of taking the SC class.
(5) “Proof of training” means an original document or certified copy of the document supplied by an applicant that certifies that he is either:
(a) a person who, within three years before filing an application, has successfully completed a basic or advanced handgun education course offered by a state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency or a nationally recognized organization that promotes gun safety. This education course must be a minimum of eight hours and must include, but is not limited to:
I think this is still correct. He can call or email Linda and ask about the FL training. Since we have reciprocal agreement with FL SLED should accept his FL training.
Thanks for the replies guys. My friend that is moving is one of my gun "converts" and I am trying to keep his hopes up, but it is looking like another 3-4 month wait. He finally got his FL permit about 2 weeks before he started his move to SC.:hang3::wacko:
I won't speak for all instructors in the state, but it's my policy that if you have a permit from a state that has the same basic requirements as SC (8 hr minimum, range time, etc.) then all I require is a short version on SC law. This can be done by coming in later in the class, so the entire day is not wasted. The key element here is that the old state requirements must be at least as stringent as SC.