Updated certifications should be sent to the Vineland Police Department under the new guidelines that the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has introduced for individuals with concealed carry permits, requiring them to requalify by the end of the year or face permit invalidation.
The new Civilian Carry Assessment and Range Evaluation (CCARE) Protocol replaces the Permit to Carry Safe Handling and Proficiency Qualification Protocol issued on July 21, 2023. Individuals who completed firearms training prior to July 1, 2023, and have permits expiring after December 22, 2023, must now requalify under the new CCARE Protocol or the HQC2-modified protocol issued on July 21, 2023.
To maintain validity of the permit under the old training program, the course must have included:
- A minimum of 50 scored rounds per participant.
- A minimum passage score of 80% using an FBI type Q target.
- Shooting from various distances, including the 15, 10, 7, 5, and 3 yard lines.
- Safe holstering and unholstering demonstrations during the shooting course.
- Proficient and safe reloading demonstrations during the shooting course.
No courses similar to the new CCARE Protocol will be accepted if completed after its issuance. Law enforcement will give permit holders until December 31, 2023, to complete the required requalification training. Updated certifications should be sent to the Vineland Police Department. Failure to requalify by the deadline will render an individual’s permit to carry invalid.