What is Dedicated Status:  A Quick Overview

Apply to be Awarded Dedicated Status on Grounds of RPL

How To Maintain Dedicated Status  (NHSA Policy Document)

Compulsory Annual Submission of Activities to Retain Dedicated Status



As a SAPS (CFR) Accredited Association, NHSA may by Law award Dedicated Hunter as well as Dedicated Sports-Person Status to its members (after joining NHSA member's may enrol for, and complete both courses at the same time).

NHSA`s Dedicated Award Scheme has been approved by SAPS(CFR) and therefore conforms with the legal requirements as set out in the Firearms Control Act (2000) and it`s Regulations (2004). 

Because dedicated status in effect gives members who successfully complete the course the legal right to own more than four firearms, and/or semi-auto shotguns and/or semi-auto rifles/carbines, NHSA is legally required to ascertain that the process of awarding the status is untouchable and is verifiably compliant with the stipulations of the FCA (Act 60 of 2000 as amended) and its Regulations (2004 as amended).


Applicant must be a fully paid-up member of the NHSA, must be a member in good standing (no disciplinary actions pending), and indicate written adherence to the Association`s Code of Conduct at enrolment for the dedicated course (done by accepting membership when joining and confirming contact details).

Applicant must be 16 years of age.  In the event of special merit, exemption may be granted if sufficient evidence of high level provincial, national or international participation can be furnished (usually only sport-shooting is considered here).  If, however, a parent asks, we are prepared to assist from age 14 in any other context.

Applicant must not be unfit to possess a firearm in terms of the provisions of the Firearms Control Act (60 of 2000). 


Enrol as member (online)

Confirm your contact details (online after enrolment)

Apply to Enrol for the Dedicated Hunter and/or the Dedicated Sport-Person Course (online on your Personal Natshoot web page after enrolment)

Receive study material per courier

Once you had received your study material from our courier company, your evaluation will be activated on your personal Apply Dedicated Course page on your personal Natshoot web page.

Complete the online theoretical evaluation - as indicated the link is on your personal Apply Dedicated Course page on your personal Natshoot web page - it will remain active until you have passed the theoretical evaluation.

Download the relevant target(s) and shoot them at a recognised shooting range

Apply to be awarded dedicated status (online)

Download dedicated certificate(s) from the Certificates Page on your Personal Natshoot web page

HOW DO I:  Apply to Enrol for Dedicated Course (Hunter and/or Sport-Person)

HOW DO I:  Complete the Theoretical Evaluation

HOW DO I:  Complete the Practical Evaluation

HOW DO I:  Apply to be Awarded Dedicated Status



Once all of the above steps have been completed correctly, the candidate’s certificate(s) are generated and posted on his/her personal Natshoot web page under "Certificates" where they can be downloaded every time the member would need same.

Always also download the Document confirming the validity of your dedicated status and submit with you dedicated status certificate 


The cost for the courses are determined by the type of study material selected (either a CD or a printed manual). 

The maximum cost of the courses is R570.00 (VAT included) for the printed manual for dedicated hunter & sports-person course.

Costs include course fees, all administration fees, courier of study material, evaluation and certification.


Dedicated Hunter and Sport-Person Course


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