I thought I read that the CCIA actually allows that ( credit ) although not sure if it's hour for hour. I remember because I had taken the NRA Basic Pistol at Renaissance about 7 years ago and Renaissance said they would apply that course to the CCIA but you had to have taken it within 5 years...so I didn't qualify.
To clarify, the CCIA says nothing about "credit." Rather, it requires 16 hours of classroom training by a duly authorized instructor and then two hours of live fire, all of which has to comply with state requirements for time and topics covered. There is nothing that says such training must have been done within a certain time, certain order, or the same instructor. So, an NRA instructor gives you basic pistol 30 years ago, or you were in the military, 4H, or a hunter safety course, it is up to the instructor in 2023 to judge how much of the material you have covered and then deduct from the 18 hours accordingly.
If Renaissance is putting a five year cap on it, it's either because it is their policy (for whatever reason); or because they are misunderstanding the State's regulations enacting CCIA that says the licensing officer
(not the instructor) can waive some or all of the training requirement if they have already taken training that equals or exceeds the new state-required training.
I went the Sheriff's Office today with my Certificate from the CCW course and it took a total of 5 minutes (yeah that quick) for them to hand me my new License which says :
So I don't know where all that talk about them putting Premises on the License came from...
If you do NOT submit the certificate, your Sportsman license will instead read:
It will be good for 5 years, instead of 3, and can be used as your Sportsman license.
For people living in the Western towns, their licenses will continue to read "Sportsman," including newly issued ones. When the computer software is replaced, that license will read "Dwelling" instead of Sportsman, but it can be used as Sportsman was. Rifles are registered on the back like pistols.