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I-1639 Training Certification Class

  • 09/21/2019
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Cascade Shooting Facilities Club House/Indoor Range - 27036 SE Ravensdale Way, Ravensdale, WA 98051

Course Details

Washington State passed Initiative 1639 which requires a firearms safety training class to purchase semi-automatic rifles.  The safety training class will be approximately 45 minutes.  Following the class, a certificate will be issued satisfying the new state law requirements.

The authorization to provide the safety training falls under the "nationally recognized organization that customarily offers firearms training."  The nationally recognized organization is the NRA.  Presenter is a certified NRA instructor.

This safety training class is open to public and free of charge.

No registration needed to attend.

Course Instructor

Steve Powell

Course Information

Scope of this I-1639 class

  • Training requirement only applies to purchases of semiautomatic assault rifles after July 1, 2019.
  • Owners of semiautomatic assault rifles who obtained their firearm before July 1, 2019 are not required to have training.
  • The training requirement does not apply to other types of firearm purchases.
  • After June 30, 2019, before delivering a semiautomatic assault rifle to a purchaser, a dealer must be provided proof that the purchaser has completed a recognized firearm safety training program within the past five years.
  • The proof of training must be in the form of a certification that declares under the penalty of perjury that the training included minimum requirements prescribed in the law.  Certificate issued at end of safety training.
  • The training must be sponsored by a federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency, a college or university, a nationally recognized organization that customarily offers firearms training, or a firearms training school with certified instructors.
  • Topics required to be covered:
  1. Basic firearms safety rules;
  2. Firearms and children, including secure gun storage and talking to children about gun safety;
  3. Firearms and suicide prevention;
  4. Secure gun storage to prevent unauthorized access and use;
  5. Safe handling of firearms; and
  6. State and federal firearms laws, including prohibited firearms transfers.


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