A-THE COMPLETE PROCESS
How To Maintain Dedicated Status (NHSA Policy Document)
NHSA & 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).
REQUIREMENTS TO ENROL FOR COURSE(S)
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).
Please read our Policy in this regard HERE
DEDICATED STATUS COURSES - PROCESS
- Enrol as member here
- Confirm your contact details (online after enrolment)
- Apply to Enrol for the Dedicated Hunter and/or the Dedicated Sport-Person Course on your Personal Natshoot Profile Page
- Receive the study material per courier or downloadable version
To achieve dedicated status you need to complete 3 steps
Step 1 - Complete the online evaluation
Once you're ready to start the evaluation, please visit your Personal Natshoot Profile Page under the dedicated status course section.
There will be a button under the "Evaluation column called "Start Evaluation?"
You need to complete and pass this questionnaire to qualify for Dedicated Hunter Status, Dedicated Sport-person Status or Dual Status (both Dedicated Hunter & Sport-person Status).
Step 2 - Complete the practical evaluation
Consists of shooting ONE Exercise relevant target (Dedicated Hunter course OR Dedicated Sport-person course) downloaded from your personal member page and shot at any publically recognised shooting range.
Consists of shooting TWO exercise relevant targets (Dual Status - Dedicated Hunter AND Sport-person course) downloaded from your personal member page and shot at any publically recognised shooting range.
Please scan the shot Targets in PDF-format, with ALL fields completed on the Targets, and upload your target/s under the dedicated status courses section on your Personal Natshoot Profile Page where it asks you to upload the targets (scores)
(Once you've completed your online evaluation, there will be an "action needed" block called "upload scores" - reflected on your dedicated courses page - upload your shot targets there)
Once approved it will display under your scores and activity report as a postal shoot
Step 3 - Apply for the dedicated status
Once your score/s has been approved for the practical of dedicated status, you can apply for the dedicated status under your dedicated status courses section.
Click on “ + Apply dedicated Status” under the "action needed" block (next to your evaluation mark)
PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE RPL STATUS APPLICATION IF YOU’VE COMPLETED THE NHSA COURSE
Your status will be updated within 0-48 hours once you’ve submitted your application for the dedicated status
The cost for the courses is determined by the type of study material selected (either a CD, printed manual or Downloadable electronic version).
The cost for the dedicated status course is extra, anything from R400 to R580 depending on the course option you choose. Cost is thus determined by the cost for the study material of the dedicated course you enrol for, and is a once off payment.
Costs include course fees, all administration fees, courier of study material, evaluation and certification.
ISSUE OF DEDICATED STATUS CERTIFICATE(S)
Once all of the above steps have been completed correctly, the candidate’s certificate(s) are generated and posted on his/her Personal Natshoot Profile Page under My NHSA Documents, where they can be downloaded every time the member would need same.
DEDICATED COURSES CONTENT