WATERS FIREARM TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTRE CC 2004/013915/23
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FIREARM COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT 
AND TRAINING CENTRE

SASSETA Accreditation No. 051916517747: SAPS Accreditation No.4000202

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About the Law

Firearm owners and persons possessing firearms in South Africa have recently been confronted with the introduction of new firearm legislation namely the Firearms Control Act 2000, (Act 60 of 2000). The Act aims to license not only firearms, but also firearm owners, with the main emphasis on responsible firearm ownership that amongst others, requires a person to obtain a competency certificate before he/she may apply for a firearm license or possess a firearm. The South African Police Services have, in order to comply with the Act, adopted the SAQA process, which is an outcome, based, occupational directed training model based upon the principles of the NQF and is learner paced.

Applicants requiring a competency certificate must register for the corresponding unit standard with a SASSETA accredited training provider. A successful applicant will be issued with a training certificate (proficiency certificate) and may apply to the SAPS for a competency certificate. The SAPS will conduct background checks to ensure that the applicant is a fit and proper person. This will include taking of fingerprints and making enquiries with persons such as spouse and neighbors. The SAPS may then issue a competency certificate  which is valid for a period running concurrently with the corresponding firearm license or date indicated thereon