Certified Firearm Instructor Requirements


The instructor applicant must be a certified firearms instructor who has been certified by a nationally recognized organization that customarily offers firearms training or by any other organization approved by the Department of Public Safety.

The instructor applicant must complete the instructor’s application and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) forms.  The instructor applicant may request the instructor’s application and MOU by emailing Steve Huse, the DPS Certified Firearms Instructor Coordinator, email: shuse@dps.ms.gov.

The instructor applicant must schedule an appointment for orientation/certification via email: shuse@dps.ms.gov. or via telephone: (601) 487-7039.  Orientations are conducted on Fridays from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm.

Orientation will be conducted at the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol's Firearm Permit Division located at 152 Watford Parkway Dr., Canton, MS 39046.  

Each instructor applicant is required to pay $32 for a background check. Acceptable methods of payment are cash, credit cards, debit card, or cashier's check.